Martin Clarke, Commercial Manager
A host of benefits
Maybe you’re trying to move to sustainable farming. Or maybe you simply want the comfort of knowing that your farm's energy supply is taken care of no matter what happens in the energy markets. Either way, investing in renewable energy can offer a lot of benefits to the modern farmer. Energy you generate can be used to power your farm or it can be sold back to the national grid. Whatever your motivation, it’s crucial that you have a clear plan in place to make sure you maximise the return on your investment.
A long-term lens
When investing in renewable energy, you need to remember that it’s a long-term project. There are lots of factors you’ll need to carefully consider, like planning, contracts, leasing, taxation and succession, to name but a few. Because of our extensive experience with renewable energy projects, we can provide you with expert tax, legal and investment advice on implications you may not have even considered. Being this thorough will pay off and you can then be confident you’re choosing the right option for your farm.
Studies show that wind patterns in certain parts of Ireland are ideal for wind energy production. Farmers with land in these regions can obtain a good long-term return on investment through the sale of electricity to the national grid.
We’ll work closely with you to identify if wind is a viable option for your farm. Our team will provide you with expert advice on issues such as contracts, options and leasing, as well as the tax and succession implications of wind energy investment. Our objective is always to help you make the right decisions for your business and to maximise your return on investment.
Installing solar panels on your land diversifies your income and makes your farm more viable.
Changes announced in recent budgets make investing in solar energy more attractive. Our team will provide you with expert advice on the implications of investing in solar energy, including the impact it has on tax and succession planning. Our objective is always to help you make the right decisions for your business and to maximise your return on investment
In its simplest form, an Anaerobic Digester (AD) is a large, sealed tank supplied with biodegradable organic material, which decompose or digest to produce renewable energy in the form of biogas and organic fertiliser.
By enhancing the planning and regulatory systems and increasing the RESS focus on AD and bioenergy production, Ireland can make a deep impact on the sustainability of the energy that we consume, and the wasted resources that currently exist in our economy. We can provide expert advice on tax, business structures, project due diligence, company secretarial and commercial analysis of the project.
Farmers are proving their worth on the journey to sustainability