Q&A: Why business rates shouldn’t scare people away from solar – Solar Power Portal

2020-05-15T11:57:16+00:00May 15th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, News, Public Sector, Published Articles, PV HealthCheck|

After the Lidl's case highlighted business rates on solar, Richard was interviewed by Solar Power Portal to find out what needs to change to make business rates and solar work.

Energy Opportunity – RICS Land Journal

2020-04-30T12:44:31+00:00April 29th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Hugh was invited to write for the RICS Land Journal. He covers the energy scheme opportunities for landowners, the different approaches, the current issues and technology options, and how to maximise chances of success.

Beware of costly business rate liability on solar PV installations – Farmers Weekly

2020-04-30T14:39:17+00:00April 24th, 2020|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles, PV HealthCheck|

Richard was interviewed by Farmers Weekly on how farmers are being caught unawares by costly business rate charges on solar PV installations.

Electric Vehicle Evolution – CLA Land & Business

2020-04-03T12:59:37+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Electric Vehicle Charging, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News, Published Articles|

The opportunities for electric vehicles and EV charging including delivering competitive advantage, raising customer satisfaction, highlighting environmental credentials, adding income and gaining rent from hosting infrastructure.

On-site energy schemes – what are the opportunities for landowners?

2020-02-25T15:57:53+00:00December 9th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Energy Developers, Feasibility Studies, News, Published Articles|

Hugh was interviewed by AMP Clean Energy for their guest blog. He discusses the on-site energy opportunities for landowners and developers, and why decarbonisation is driving demand for sites that can host flexible generation assets.

Improving returns and reducing liabilities of PV arrays

2020-02-25T16:46:04+00:00June 24th, 2019|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles, PV HealthCheck|

Richard Palmer was invited to contribute an article to the Old Mill Rural Insight. He wrote about the issues we are uncovering in our PV Healthchecks and how farms and estates can improve financial and technical performance of solar arrays and mitigate the financial risks being carried by some schemes.

How assessment and design fees became connection offer expenses

2020-02-25T18:19:32+00:00March 28th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Hugh was invited to contribute a feature article to Utility Week. Given the impending Connection Offer Expenses that Distribution DNOs can charge from 6 April 2018, he surveyed his contacts at the DNOs to get an idea of their charging intentions.

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

2020-02-26T17:02:55+00:00December 4th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Land and property owners need to be made aware of some of the practices of some 'grid consultants' and land agents during the grid connection application process that could cost them unnecessary time and money and that are putting the Network Operators' system planning teams under considerable pressure.

Discover your battery storage opportunities ahead of your neighbours

2020-02-26T17:06:57+00:00December 1st, 2017|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Published Articles|

We were delighted to be asked to contribute an article to Farming Monthly after they had seen an article by Hugh in another publication. The article below was first published in Farming Monthly's digital edition - September 2017.

‘Grid is King’ for any stand-alone or co-located scheme

2020-02-26T17:55:03+00:00October 25th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

We are delighted that our CEO, Hugh Taylor, has been interviewed for The Energyst. Grid is King for any standalone or behind-the-meter, single technology or co-located schemes.