Planning & Consultancy Services
Renewable energy remains an exciting opportunity for landowners. But decisive action is needed to take full advantage of the subsidies available as they are structured to reward early adopters and the financial rewards will reduce over time.
Our team provides consultancy and project management across all types of renewable energy projects in the UK including wind energy, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, hydropower, ground-source heat and biomass.
We help land owners and developers establish the business case for the investment, taking into account factors such as planning constraints and grid connection issues.
We assess project viability and create significant value by identifying measures to enhance rates of return and minimise project risks.
Our environmental and planning specialists are at hand to help achieve the required consents.
Technical Services & Assistance
There can be many technical issues which arise during the development of a wind turbine project. This may involve alterations on layout, turbine size or hub height as the development process progresses or a requirement for assessment of noise, telecoms, aviation, shadow flicker, zone of visual influence or wind farm visualisations. Interim assessments of energy production may be required to support the feasibility of the project or to aid design decisions such as hub height selection.
The scope of the assessment depends on the stage of the project and the client’s requirements. As appropriate, it can include the following activities: contract reviews, financial modelling, economic appraisals, wind resource assessment, analysis of planning status, technical assessment, lease and way leave review, operational and performance analysis.
As a precursor to commencing any project or as a way of providing support to the client and an expert opinion on a preferred turbine location, Enviko can review existing constraints, check access and location of structures and vegetation and assess any potential impact on the turbine such as turbulence, confirm site suitability with the turbine manufacturer and provide the client with confidence that the correct decision regarding location has been made.
Feasibility study is crucial to understanding the potential of the site for wind turbine development by providing background information upon which a justified planning proposal can be formulated and implemented as well as identifying any potential project-killers, showing how these might be resolved and assessing the potential level of risk for proceeding with the project.
Wind Speed Monitoring
Enviko can either offer a complete on-site meteorology/wind mast installation, data collection and analysis package, or desk-based Virtual Met Mast solutions with modelling to ensure turbine locations are not affected by turbulence from surrounding structures. For larger wind projects, we supply and install meteorological masts up to 60m tall, along with all required instruments and data loggers.
Enviko carries out the full range of environmental studies required for the production of an Environmental Statement (ES). Assessments are prepared against the background of the statutory requirements, the Best Practice Guidelines of the British Wind Energy Association and the guidelines produced by Friends of the Earth. ES’s are carried out in full consultation with planning authorities, conservation bodies, all statutory consultees and selected non-statutory consultees.
Grid Connection Application
Enviko can carry out the full grid application process to DNO for connection of a wind turbine(s) to existing grid infrastructure. All work is turbine-specific and will ensure that customer acceptance of the resulting offer is not delayed.
For more information on this or any other Enviko services or products please call Enviko on (England & Wales) +44 (0)20 8816 7631 or (Scotland) +44 (0)131 335 0032 or by email.
Solar PV - We are experienced specialists in solar PV. In recent years solar has become an increasingly popular method of generating renewable electricity.
We can reduce your carbon footprint and help you to demonstrate your green credentials.
Wind - Enviko provides turnkey engineering solutions for wind turbine sites. With our wide knowledge and experience, we can guide you along the most effective and affordable path to delivering your wind project. Enviko’s expertise resides in grid connection, civils and foundation design, wind turbine erection, installation and commissioning and on-going Operation and Maintenance Services both Preventative/On-Going and Unscheduled.
Renewable heating - We can provide commercial bodies with a range of renewable heating solutions, including biomass, heat pumps and solar thermal.
We find the best solution to match your budget and energy demands.
England & Wales:
+44 (0)20 8611 2741