Solar Parks are Hot Property – and the wind is blowing
We are seeing significant demand from Renewable Energy developers for land to develop solar parks. If you have approximately 100ac of land (or more) with a southerly aspect, good irradiance* (usually close to the coast) and is close to an electricity grid connection or large user of electricity let us know and we can promote your land to credible developers. Annual rentals vary from £500-900/ac, with additional payments for battery storage, etc.
- Once developed, the farmer can often continue to use the land for sheep or poultry enterprises.
An alternative market exists adjacent to trunk roads and large centres of population where developers are looking to create electric forecourts, to charge electric vehicles and provide other services, ideally situated next to 15ac or more of solar panels to provide green electricity. For more information contact Derek Bathgate on 01292 265 851 or email DB@drrural.co.uk
Powering the East coast: Advanced warning
Scotland’s most ambitious offshore energy generation project is in the pipeline on the east coast and developers are currently tendering for the work. It will have an impact on landowners and occupiers. If you think you could be affected, seek advice early. Contact your local D&R Office
* [or] sunlight levels