Will we see standalone subsidy-free solar in 2018?

2020-02-26T17:13:08+00:00November 30th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

2017 saw the first subsidy-free solar farm energise, but the scheme was located with battery storage and had an existing suitable grid connection. The burning question is when could we see a subsidy-free standalone scheme deployed on a new connection?

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.

What makes a good gas genset site?

2020-02-26T17:45:44+00:00September 29th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

Most of the 'noise' in the energy industry is about the lucrative opportunities from battery storage, and we've written about sites that are suitable for battery storage before. However, batteries are not suitable for all sites or all parts of the electrical grid. A gas genset may be suitable for sites where a battery storage isn't.

8MW battery storage scheme in Shropshire

2020-02-24T13:47:18+00:00September 20th, 2017|Case Study, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services|

We secured 8MW of viable grid capacity for a battery storage scheme connecting at 33kV and secured competitive offers from developers for our large rural estate client.

Find out if you have viable battery storage or power scheme sites

2020-02-26T17:25:35+00:00August 16th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

Any battery storage or power generation scheme will need a cost-effective grid connection. It may also need planning consents, land rights, the right generation or demand profile, sufficient budget and an appropriate return on investment.

How to choose the right grid consultant

2020-02-19T16:13:13+00:00August 1st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

With the power generation and energy storage industry awash with developers and consultants, how can landowners looking to invest in energy schemes be confident that they are making the right decision and investing their time and money in the right company or consultant?

Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

2017-07-28T06:54:12+00:00July 28th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Numerous factors must conspire for a site to be viable for battery storage. See how you should find out if you have genuine potential for a site in this article first published in Energy Now magazine.

Why shouldn’t a landowner authorise a developer to apply for a grid connection?

2020-02-19T15:52:18+00:00May 19th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

Don’t sign a letter authorising a renewables or storage developer to apply for a grid connection on your land. Find out the reasons why and what you should do instead.