A true turnkey approach to guarantee project success
From identifying and securing land, to feasibility and technical design, the project development team at Anesco play a critical part in the success of every project we undertake.
The team is behind 105 high performing ground mount solar farms and 30% of the UK’s connected battery storage, forming part of the company’s end to end lifecycle service that includes engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance, and asset optimisation.
Land identification service
High success rate securing planning permission
Technically and structurally sound design
Access 10 years of industry expertise
A strong track record of success
Anesco is recognised as one of the largest suppliers of ground mounted solar and storage in the UK, and has recently expanded into Europe.
Renewable energy projects of this nature are typically complex and the development team at Anesco applies a wealth of experience and a true turnkey approach to simplify and accelerate the build of new utility scale solar and battery storage sites.
We help clients find suitable land for development. We also work closely with land agents, whilst assisting landowners diversify their land usage to generate a regular income from renewable energy.
Full feasibility studies are carried out on all new projects to establish site suitability for renewable energy generation and storage.
The feasibility study considers many factors including suitability of a viable grid connection, ability to obtain planning permission and feasibility of the construction.
Beyond securing land, the development team at Anesco are responsible for every aspect of a highly involved process, including pre-construction works, planning, condition discharges, design, grid connection and consents, deploying and working to the highest standards of health and safety.
The project development team is committed to delivering a technically and structurally sound design that will achieve long term yield, deliver on expected returns on investment, and contribute toward the UK reaching net zero.
By partnering with Anesco you can be assured of a true life cycle service from initial conception through to construction and ongoing maintenance services which makes us a natural choice amongst our clients and partners.
Our multi-layered service includes:
- Feasibility studies
- Grid connection applications and studies
- Planning application surveys, i.e. ecological and flood risk assessments
- Submission and management of planning applications
- Planning amendments and condition discharge applications
- Licenses and consents
- Topographical and geotechnical surveys
- Design and engineering studies
- Ensuring adherence to H&S standards
How much does it cost to build a solar farm?
Renewable energy is expected to account for more than half of global electricity by 2035, with solar power playing a leading role. What considerations need to be made when developing a solar farm, how might the project cost and how might one be funded?
Drayton Manor Farm
Drayton Manor Farm is an agricultural holding and former DEFRA site that covers 194 hectares, with land suitable for arable farming, short crop rotation and pasture. In 2014, the farm was acquired by the Wood family, who approached Anesco about the potential for solar to be developed on the site.
Clayhill Subsidy Free Solar
In September 2017, with the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry in attendance, Anesco officially opened the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm – a landmark achievement for the country’s renewables industry.
In a year which produced unprecedented numbers of energy efficiency works, Anesco really proved why it is one of the leading private companies working in the energy services industry.