Case studies

Solar PV for a listed country house

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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.

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Solar PV on a commercial property portfolio

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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.

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Multi Installation solar PV

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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.

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Solar PV installer

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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.

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Wind

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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.

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Biomass

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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.

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PV solar

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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.

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Farm business tenancy rent tender

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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.

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Development on an in-hand farming system

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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

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Expansion of leisure fishery facilities

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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.

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Business review

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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.

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Anaerobic digestion

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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.

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