The client was faced with significant electricity bills on the main residence of a small country estate with no obvious solution to investing in solar PV, given the orientation of the roofs and the sensitivity of a listed property.
A commercial asset management company was tasked by one of their investors to review the installation of solar PV on a mixed range of commercial properties (cinemas, distribution centres, builders merchants, etc.) with a view to leveraging returns from existing commercial tenants by providing solar PV on the roof for on-site usage.
A Cornish Estate had a thriving business park and it had already installed 50kW of solar PV which was plugged into the main commercial tenant. They were keen to expand with a further 50kW but there appeared to be two problems. Firstly, there were no obvious users of large amounts of electricity and, secondly, the requisite grid connection upgrade was potentially prohibitive.
A busy solar PV installer was struggling to keep up with the technical administration, firstly, with the installation of import/export meters for clients so that they could be paid their exported electricity and, secondly, with the Ofgem accreditations for solar PV arrays in excess of 50kW whilst at the same time achieving a cost effective and efficient in-house service.
A client in North Devon wished to erect a 500kW turbine to secure the farming future for himself and his family. Potential £1.2 million spend.
The farm, owned by a non-farming businessman in Hampshire, was spending approximately £18,000 per annum on oil in heating the farmhouse, swimming pool and three further properties. They were looking for a substantial reduction in these ongoing heating costs as well as taking advantage of the new Renewable Heat Incentive.
A farming estate in the Cotswolds with a substantial commercial grain processing operation was looking at solar photovoltaic as an opportunity to reduce their ongoing electricity costs.
A young, enthusiastic, farmer was concerned about his future as it had been indicated that his father’s tenancy would not be passed to him. He and his wife therefore decided to look for a new tenancy opportunity.
The farmer decided that he would like to go into partial retirement and to put the land under a Contract Farming Agreement (CFA).
The farm was the in-hand farming operation on a family estate of about 2,500 acres with paid management and staffing. It consisted of about 1,000 acres and had ceased milk production and expanded into beef and sheep with some arable
An Estate of around 2,000 acres had an ageing tenant, on a full Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy, working around 600 acres.
An Estate in the south west operated a successful contract farming arrangement which had been in place for a number of years. Outside of this the Estate had other land including heathland and extensive woodland.
A farming client was looking to change the use of some buildings to equestrian and operate a DIY livery operation but was unsure how to assess the market for this.
The owners of an existing leisure fishery wanted to provide additional facilities to service the needs of their current customers, attract new ones and improve dwell time by erecting a building that would provide changing facilities, a shop and a café.
A new Contract Farming Agreement needed to be negotiated with a farming company. The farmers wished to actively participate in the profits on the land and to operate a farming business whilst at the same time limiting their exposure to risk.
Disused 30 year old farm buildings, not suitable for modern agricultural practices, in need of being put to other uses otherwise they would fall into disrepair and become a potential liability.
A farming family asked us to carry out a farming review and, following that, a review on the diversification enterprise that had been carried out five years previously.
A farming estate in Cornwall had the potential to invest in an anaerobic digestion plant to be fuelled by food waste from a nearby food processor together with vegetable processing waste from their own operation.