The Brooks Leney team continue to be involved with a diverse range of energy projects for landowner and farmer clients.
In recent weeks the team have been working on a number of projects including 50MW battery storage installations, gas peaking plants and large field scale solar installations.
Of particular interest is the renewed enthusiasm from operators for field scale solar. With the decreasing cost of the panels, it appears that the economics of these projects now stack, without any sort of subsidy from the government (which was withdrawn several years ago). Depending on the location of the project and the terms agreed, landowners can expect rents between £750 – £950 per acre per annum, on a 20 year lease.