Sector: Public Sector

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

2020-03-25T14:53:22+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.

Our 2019 results

2020-03-27T12:24:20+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

In 2019 we secured grid capacity for over 1GW of solar, storage, gensets and energy from waste (EfW) schemes, on over 3,000 acres with a lifetime ground rent of £100m. Why not join us in 2020?

Smart Export Guarantee – Part 2: What to do now if investing in renewables

2020-02-25T17:37:55+00:00October 8th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Financial Modelling, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector|

The days of stacking lots of solar panels on a roof to benefit from the FiT are over. A change in mindset is needed when considering investment in renewables. Richard Palmer looks at how you can make sure you invest wisely.

Smart Export Guarantee – Part 1: Not so smart or much of a guarantee!

2020-02-25T17:38:07+00:00October 8th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Financial Modelling, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector|

Our Senior Consultant, Richard Palmer, looks at the new Smart Export Guarantee and explains, how as financial returns are no longer guaranteed, it forces a mindset switch for those looking to invest in renewable energy schemes.

5 Must-Dos before making an investment in on-site solar PV

2020-02-25T16:31:56+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector|

We are increasingly being asked by clients to assess quotations from renewable energy installers. We've found several common issues with our clients’ approaches and, more worryingly, with the contractors they are employing to install schemes.

Renewables projects – a series of articles with Ashfords Energy & Waste Team

2020-02-25T16:35:30+00:00July 24th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

A series of articles written by Ashfords Energy & Waste Team and Roadnight Taylor's Richard Palmer assessing the opportunities and challenges for owners of renewable energy assets or for those looking to invest in a scheme.

Performance review and recommendations for solar arrays

2020-02-25T17:00:08+00:00May 28th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, PV HealthCheck|

In our experience, most on-site solar PV schemes are underperforming in one way or another. Schemes can be missing out on revenues and savings, suffering high operating costs, and/or accruing risk of crippling one-off costs. Our PV Healthcheck reviews schemes and makes recommendations to ensure technical and financial performance is maximised.

Determine if on-site solar, energy storage or flexible generation is viable for you now

2020-02-25T17:47:14+00:00November 7th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

'Behind-the-meter’ energy schemes can offer energy cost savings, income and business growth for those sites with the right attributes. Paybacks can be as low as seven years for some, but you must avoid being mis-sold unattainable returns. Our independent assessment makes sure you are investing wisely.

The return of the large-scale standalone solar market

2020-02-25T17:50:42+00:00September 25th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

As solar technology prices decrease and energy prices increase, we are at a tipping point in the large-scale solar market. With opportunities returning, large-scale solar, located with or without batteries, can offer landowners with the right sites a strong diversification income.

13 Do’s and Don’ts for securing lucrative ground rents from energy schemes

2020-02-25T18:11:54+00:00May 15th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

There are opportunities for landowners to earn diversification incomes from power generation and energy storage schemes. We give some tips to ensure you secure the best ground rents from hosting such schemes.

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