Service: PV Healthcheck

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.

Farm and estate solar arrays underperforming by £millions annually

2020-05-12T13:59:11+00:00May 12th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Featured, News, PV HealthCheck|

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

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.

Farms and rural businesses: Avoid costly solar PV business rate pitfalls

2020-04-29T14:24:54+00:00March 25th, 2020|Farms & Estates, News, PV HealthCheck|

Hidden business rates charges are catching out farmers and many rural businesses with solar PV installations, but taking expert advice could prevent this.

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.

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.

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.

Most solar arrays underperform – get them checked

2020-02-25T17:33:13+00:00February 19th, 2019|Farms & Estates, News, PV HealthCheck|

Press release: A huge proportion of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays are under-performing financially and could easily be improved. Farms and estates should therefore consider getting them independently assessed.