Farming’s role in the evolving energy market – Farmers Guardian

2020-11-26T14:10:47+00:00November 20th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

Hugh spoke to Farmers Guardian about the opportunities for renewable energy schemes available to landowners and how to maximise the chances of achieving viable solar farm, wind farm and battery storage schemes.

Save £1,000s with National Grid grant

2020-11-26T10:39:23+00:00November 18th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Featured, News|

Recent regulatory changes require technical modifications to renewable energy schemes’ grid protection arrangements. Thousands of rural businesses could face massive remedial costs on renewable energy systems unless they apply for a National Grid grant by 9 February 2021.

Exclusivity agreements for energy schemes: pitfalls and opportunities

2020-11-05T14:58:08+00:00October 21st, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, Grid Consultancy, Guest Blog, Public Sector|

In seeking to achieve a solar, wind or energy storage scheme, one of the first steps a developer will take is to secure an exclusivity agreement with the landowner.  We take a closer look at exclusivity agreements, speaking to the expert team at Renew Legal, to understand what they are, the issues that can arise from them and if there are alternative approaches.

Farm diversification income from energy projects – frequently asked questions

2020-11-19T15:33:03+00:00September 30th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

As rural landowners look to diversify and tackle the economic challenges post-Brexit, energy schemes can offer those with viable sites a new income solution. We’ve compiled a list of answers to the most common questions we get asked by landowners - including likely incomes.

Industry should act fast to save on the Climate Change Levy

2020-08-25T16:20:25+00:00August 7th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Published Articles, Tariff Review|

BEIS has extended the CCA scheme by another 2 years, and the deadline for applications for new entrants to 30 November 2020. Roadnight Taylor can help businesses assess eligibility and the cost/benefit of entering the scheme in the context of an investment strategy in low carbon assets.

Short deadline to reduce Climate Change Levy on energy bills

2020-06-30T10:31:23+00:00June 25th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, Financial Modelling, Metering Review, Public Sector, Strategic Energy Review, Tariff Review|

Energy intensive businesses have until 30 September 2020 to benefit from reduced energy bills through an extended Government Climate Change Agreement scheme. It is available to a wide range of businesses and can offer many benefits not just financial.

Non-domestic solar arrays underperforming by £millions annually

2020-06-25T09:13:21+00:00May 12th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Public Sector, PV HealthCheck|

Many commercial/non-domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) schemes are financially underperforming and reduced energy output isn’t the only cause, our recent PV HealthChecks have found.

Don’t let Lidl business rates liability case scare you away from solar

2020-04-29T14:24:42+00:00March 25th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Featured, News, Public Sector, PV HealthCheck|

The recent news that supermarket chain Lidl saw its business rates jump by over 528% due to changes in the valuation of the solar PV installations at its sites, should not scare businesses away from solar.

Farm diversification into energy: the options and returns

2020-11-19T15:33:23+00:00February 24th, 2020|Developer Services, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

There's never been a better time for landowners to seek diversification income from leasing land to energy schemes, or becoming self-developers or owner-operators. But we urge them to take appropriate and independent advice.