Service: Investment Appraisal

Roadnight Taylor appointed as a Crown Commercial Service supplier

2020-07-20T14:41:39+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Electric Vehicle Charging, Feasibility Studies, Financial Modelling, Grid Consultancy, Heating & Cooling, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector, Strategic Energy Review|

We’re pleased to announce our appointment onto Crown Commercial Service’s Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA) agreement.

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.

Caution over mis-selling as Feed-In Tariff deadline looms

2020-11-19T15:35:18+00:00January 28th, 2019|Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News|

Press release: Government plans to end the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) for new solar schemes from 31 March 2019 are triggering a spate of mis-selling in the renewables market. We urge caution and offer an investment appraisal service to establish if you are investing wisely.

Behind-the-meter battery storage: the pitfalls to avoid

2020-02-26T17:16:42+00:00November 24th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector|

Behind-the-meter battery storage remains an expensive technology, and the risks of investing unwisely are high if you haven’t done your research and correct planning first. Battery storage is not suited to all sites, not all sites will a business case for scheme and the risks of being mis-sold are high.

Should you be tapping into battery storage opportunities behind the meter?

2020-02-26T17:20:40+00:00November 21st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector|

Battery storage located ‘behind the meter’ is an emerging market which holds huge potential for energy cost savings and income opportunities for some businesses, farms and estates. We look at what it is, which sites it is suited to and highlight the benefits it can bring to a site.

Is battery storage suitable for your farm?

2020-10-07T09:04:39+00:00March 1st, 2017|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News, Published Articles|

Hugh contributed to an article on battery storage in the National Farmers Union (NFU) British Farmer and Grower magazine in February 2017. He explained that farmer or landowner-owned battery storage schemes are best suited to sites that have year-long, high and variable power use – for example for processing, heating or cooling - ideally twinned with high and intermittent on-site energy generation.

Woah! Hold your horses on battery storage!

2020-02-19T15:36:19+00:00March 1st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector|

Hugh urges those spouting forth the huge opportunities from battery storage to approach storage much more cautiously. He looks at the pitfalls and correct approaches to leasing sites to storage developers and self-funded schemes.