Spectrum are your Go-To advisors when it comes to renewables projects. Our team have many years of projects under their belts, working together successfully for both developer and landlord clients. As developers in our own right we have an unrivalled understanding of what it takes to get a renewable project off the drawing board and through to completion.
Spectrum’s consultants are ‘technology agnostic’, which means that they understand the benefits and pitfalls of a wide range of renewable energy and low carbon technologies so they can provide objective professional advice. We do not sell renewables technology so we have no agenda to push on you.
Our team of surveying and legal professionals with work with you or as part of your existing team to ensure the success of your project. We can work on a turnkey basis or offer our specialist expertise in key areas to complement you in house team. Our services include;
A thorough feasibility study could save you thousands of pounds by avoiding potentially pursuing the wrong sort of technology in the wrong location. Our feasibility service is flexible, we can offer a high volume of less detailed ‘desktop’ reports for developers seeking to assess batches of sites against specific criteria or in depth analyses where, perhaps, a technology hasn’t been selected for a particular site yet.
**NEW** We also offer this service to interested rural community groups and can help you apply for funding to cover our costs under the Rural Community Energy Fund Stage 1 Grant.
Preliminary Grid Connection Investigations
We include this analysis in our desktop and detailed feasibility report above, but it is also available as a standalone service.
Pre Planning Advice
Our team can draft the sort of pre-planning advice requests that get you the quality answers and information required from your Local Planning Authority to allow you to make the best decisions for you project. Our team can work with the Planning Officer to explore what options have the best chance of success at a given location and/or use the advice to shape the development so it has the highest likelihood of gaining approval.
Spectrums surveyors and agents have sourced and acquired land for a wide range of projects. From those initial landlord contacts to negotiating and finalizing the Heads of Terms, our team build solid relationships with landowners based on fair deals, and can manage that relationship throughout the lifetime of the project.
Legal Agreements and Leases
Whatever tenure you want to acquire or dispose of your site on, our legal team can help. Whether you want to lease or sell land to a renewables developer, or you are that developer and want to lease, buy sites or JV with Land Owners, our Solicitors have the experience to make that happen.
Our team has been successful in gaining planning permission for a range of renewable technologies and sizes of project. We offer full application services or specialist advice to complement your existing team.
Grid Connection Applications, Offers and Acceptance
Grid connections are an essential part of any renewables project requiring electricity (rather than heat). Our team have successfully applied for and managed the connection process with various Distributed Network Operators (DNO’s).