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

2020-03-27T12:43:11+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

2020-03-25T14:53:22+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.

G99 applications and compliance – the what, the why and the how

2020-03-20T17:46:22+00:00March 20th, 2020|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Grid Connection Services, News|

We look at why the new Engineering Recommendation G99 was needed and what these more complex requirements now mean for power generation or storage plant being connected to the UK electricity network.

Farm diversification into energy: the options and returns

2020-02-24T12:05:16+00:00February 24th, 2020|Developer Services, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

There's never been a better time for landowners to seek diversification income from leasing land to energy schemes, or becoming self-developers or owner-operators. But we urge them to take appropriate and independent advice.

Penny wise, millions foolish – a lesson in the cost of not using expert advisors in energy scheme developments

2020-02-25T15:43:16+00:00February 6th, 2020|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Grid Connection Services, News|

A solar developer achieved a grid connection offer for a solar farm site but missed a crucial stage in the process and so failed to secure and safeguard the grid rights - thus losing out on any opportunity. What should they have done?

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?

Roadnight Taylor 2019 Festive Stats

2020-02-25T15:51:47+00:00December 16th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News|

After a spectacular year in which Roadnight Taylor Ltd really came of age, we totted up some of our successes in 2019. A huge thank you to our extraordinary and talented team - and all the developers, businesses, public sector bodies and site owners who put their faith in us in 2019. Happy Christmas!

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.

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