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?

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.

Prime opportunity for energy schemes but take care

2020-02-25T16:47:47+00:00December 5th, 2019|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News|

The average landowner’s chances of getting an energy scheme are greater now than ever. But, there has also never been a more appropriate time to be prudent and not sign up with the first developer that knocks at the door.

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.

Interested in energy schemes? Check grid capacity regularly

2020-02-25T16:51:33+00:00June 5th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Landowners interested in securing income from energy schemes should not be put off by an apparent lack of grid capacity.  Grid availability is changing all the time, with success often depending on timing.

The rise of the lean and nimble developer

2020-02-25T17:03:26+00:00May 27th, 2019|Developer Services, Energy Developers, News|

We've been approached by eight energy developers in the last two months seeking expertise that they would have traditionally resourced in house. Hugh explores the factors shaping the energy industry and causing this trend.

Large-scale solar back on track for rural estates

2020-02-25T17:30:21+00:00April 5th, 2019|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Developing large-scale solar parks is becoming viable again, particularly for rural estates looking to invest. Our CEO gives his views, along with the lending perspective from the head of landed-estates at Barclays, and the tax benefits from Old Mill Accountants.

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.

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

2020-02-25T17:36:57+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.

Failure to check energy potential of land could cost millions

2020-02-25T17:40:33+00:00December 13th, 2018|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Land agents and farmers buying and selling land should ensure they check the potential for energy projects before proceeding, to avoid missing out on valuable contracts.

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