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 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 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.