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  • Renewable Energy

    Sustaining, renewing & investing in the future of renewables

    Renewable energy is a fast growing sector, offering great opportunities for landowners, developers and investors; and an area within which Wilkin Chapman LLP's solicitors can help you take advantage of.  

    Our team of 10 multi-disciplinary specialists from our agriculture, corporate, construction and commercial property departments have accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge advising on new power generating technologies.  We understand the issues, opportunities and risks that you may face and will guide you through the complex and specific legal aspects of the renewables' sector.

    How we can help you

    We have extensive experience advising on renewable projects, advising landowners, developers, banks and investors. Our experience includes wind, solar, anaerobic digestion, biomass and renewable crops. Projects can range from small domestic ventures, to large scale commercial projects such as solar parks or multi landowner cable and pipeline easements.

    We can advise you from conception to commissioning, including the legal aspects of financing and re-financing. We also advise landowners in relation to the implications of third party renewable projects, such as onshore easements required for major offshore projects.

    Wind Farms

    We have considerable expertise in wind farm developments and work with landowners, developers and investors on wind farm projects ranging from single, 300/500KS-1MW turbines, through to multi-landowner projects of 15-40 megawatts.  We can advise you on all legal aspects of a project relating to the purchase and installation of commercial wind turbines, including:

    • Relevant financial corporate structures
    • Contract negotiation
    • Commercial risk analysis
    • Option and lease agreements

    Wind Farms - Offshore Renewable Support

    We can also provide support to port operators and the operations and maintenance sector.

    Biomass - Anaerobic Digesters

    We have built up considerable experience and knowledge in the biomass field and have advised on projects such as;  the acquisition and construction of a 400KW facility in Huddersfield.  We are used to working on projects that have standard form construction engineering contracts on tight timescales and often with complicated structuring and funding issues.  We can help you with:

    • Supply and construction contracts for a facility
    • Structuring of any joint venture arrangements
    • Funding and feedstock supply arrangements

    Renewable Crops - Miscanthus

    As NFU appointed national lawyers, we have worked with and advised around 80 growers of miscanthus on the termination of their growers' contracts and the subsequent migration of supply to a local power station. We can also provide advice on:

    • Growers' contracts
    • Contracts with power companies

    Why choose us?

    We can provide:

    • 10 strong multi-disciplinary team of sector specialists
    • A proven track record of realised renewable energy projects
    • A good understanding of requirements from the perspective of landowners, developers and investors
    • The ability to respond to evolving legislation
    • A cost effective, high quality service
    • The ability to advise nationwide

    For further information...

    To find out how we can help you, simply contact any of our team or call us on:

    • Grimsby - 01472 262626
    • Lincoln - 01522 512345
    • Beverley - 01482 398398