Land Owner Case Studies

Solar Case Example

Land owners with space to utilise can generate green energy to export to the National Grid. A ground rent is paid per acre for suitable landOr if they own land which is used by tenants they could utilise the space to provide cheaper green energy for them.

Most energy is exported, or in some case's used on site if there is a need for it.

Size:
1MWp Per 5 acres.
Cost of the System:
£1.3M
Forecast Output:
870,000 KWh per annum
Usage on site:
0% 100% of electricity generated is exported.
CO2 emissions saved:
350 tonnes per annum which is equal to 35 average UK households
Savings:
Ground rent based on 5 acres: Circa £6,000 p/annum or £120, 000 over 20 years.

Wind Case Example

There are millions of acres of land throughout the UK that are not used for farming for various reasons, this could be unsuitable for grazing or growing crops. A wind turbine installation can turn this unusable land into a commodity. Generally speaking a larger turbine can be installed on this type of site which will demand a higher ground rent.

Most energy is exported, or in some case's used on site if there is a need for it.

Size:
500kWp
Cost of the System:
£1,215,000 (estimated)
Forecast Output:
1,900,00 kWp per annum
Usage on site:
0% all exported
CO2 emissions saved:
760 tonnes P/A which is equal to 760 average UK households
Savings:
and earning of £25,340 per annum can be achieved via a ground rent.

Woolacombe Golf Club - solar

The Woolacombe Golf club is set in 240 acres of countryside on the sunny coast of North Devon. Faced with increasing electricity costs, the club decided to install a 30kWp system across the driving range shelter and green keeper’s workshop.

The system is currently generating 30% of the Club’s electricity demand leading to instant meaningful savings on electricity costs. The club also receives a FIT payment every quarter which means the system pays for itself in less than 4 years, returning them a huge profit over the 20 year FIT period.

“The team were extremely helpful. The installation itself was very quick and there was no disruption at all to the club, golfers or staff.”
Graham Spencer, Owner The Woolacombe Golf Club

Project details

Size of system
30 kWp
Equipment
Dimplex
Forecast Output
Carbon Saving
Year 1 Performance vs forecast

South Kirkby - wind

The turbine was located in the corner of a storage yard covered by a concrete hard standing which was used for the storage of wooden pallets. The solid geology comprises strata from the Upper Coal Measures Formation being carboniferous and typically comprising grey mudstone, siltstone and sandstone.
Remanufactured wind turbines are in the region of 10 years old and all technology is reliable and fully compliant with all current legislation. As a guide, a remanufactured wind turbine can provide a commercial saving of 25% compared to new wind turbines, are eligible for Feed-inTariff payments and have been approved by Ofgem.

One of the many remanufactured wind turbines offered by Spectrum, the 225kW medium sized Vestas V27 turbine, is perfect for industrial and commercial use. Selected by the clients for its reliability, availability of spare parts and cost effectiveness it provides a good return on investment for a low wind speed site. The energy capture of the Vestas V27 wind turbine is exceptionally good across a wide range of wind speeds and comes installed on a 31m (27m blade diameter) which is one of the best-selling wind turbines worldwide. The V27 wind turbine has been manufactured to high quality standards and is intended for a range of harsh conditions, especially exposed locations.
The client on site at South Kirkby is a high energy user and looked at the possibilities of using the V27 as a way of reducing his energy cost. With a wind speed of 6.0m/s the Turbine would contribute to an output saving 450,000kwh per annum making a considerable reduction in the Company’s energy bills. The Feed in Tariff is based upon payment for energy generation and therefore clients have made an immediate saving of 100% of all energy produced.
225kW

Project details

Size of system
225 kWp
Equipment
Vestas V17
Forecast Output
493,000 KWh/annum
Carbon Saving
256 tonnes/annum
Year 1 Performance vs forecast

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