The introduction of the Feed in Tariff scheme (FITs) in 2010 provided farmers and landowners with an unprecedented opportunity to invest in renewable energy schemes on their own land in order to generate primarily electricity for export to the National Grid.
The withdrawal of some payments and significant reductions in others means that investing in schemes that are designed to simply export electricity are now unlikely to be economically viable.
However, there are still excellent opportunities for farmers and landowners to invest in renewable energy schemes where the energy generated can be utilised on site, either by third parties who have based their businesses on the farm or estate or by businesses that can be developed in conjunction with the renewable energy scheme, adding significant value to the energy generated.
We have a proven track record in advising farmers and landowners on all forms of renewable energy schemes but in particular focussing on anaerobic digestion, wind, solar and biomass.
We can provide a comprehensive service including:
- Identification of suitable sites
- Detailed appraisals taking into account the client’s requirements and the suitability of the site, etc.
- Preparation of detailed planning applications for the proposed development
- Project management of the development for the client