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.

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.

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.

Beware misselling in the solar and storage markets

2020-02-25T17:43:31+00:00November 26th, 2018|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays and battery storage are looking increasingly attractive as capital costs decline and energy prices rise, but farms and estates should beware misselling in the market.

Beware developers off-loading grid connection rights, warns Roadnight Taylor

2020-02-25T18:01:58+00:00July 30th, 2018|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News|

Press release: Landowners should be cautious of offers to buy grid connection rights for battery storage schemes. No matter what the situation or the fee, there can be substantial financial obligations within accepted grid offers - and the site may not even be viable.

Get in or miss out, warns Roadnight Taylor

2020-02-25T18:07:52+00:00June 8th, 2018|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Landowners who are considering generating or storing energy should act fast before grid capacity runs out. The electrical grid is heavily constrained with some areas having only pockets of capacity remaining. So even where a site has good planning and access attributes, it may not be able to get a grid connection which stops a project in its tracks.