As the energy debate in the UK continues, this winter’s fuel
price rises have only sharpened the focus of a wide-ranging debate
that encompasses wholesale energy costs, the green levy as well as
future generating capacity.
First introduced in the 2008 Energy Act, feed-in tariffs have
increased the levels of electricity generated from renewable
sources, with onshore wind and hydro-electric currently the most
popular sources in the UK.
Finance Wales has now invested or co-invested in a number of
Welsh SMEs capitalising on both onshore and hydro-based
15 - 25 year agreements and cost-based payments for all
electricity generated, as well as supplied have helped establish
They’ve also encouraged investment in the
technologies that harness renewable energy and increased their
Opportunities for small as well as large-scale generators
The tariffs have been structured for large and small-scale
operators in urban and rural environments.
Investment structured to suit key project stages
Finance Wales has built up its expertise in the renewables
sector and is keen to back more projects. We can invest in
green and brownfield sites and structure investment packages to
fund all key project stages, including:
- Site identification and preliminary assessment.
- Site development, surveys planning and grid applications.
- Turbine purchase and installation.
- Added to this we can align our repayment profiles to key
Set for further growth
Over 4,000 onshore turbines currently generate around 7,000
megawatts of power in the UK and despite recently announced subsidy
reductions, this figure is set to grow.
The sector is now well established and the underpinning
technology cheaper and more mature. Added to this, the UK still has
some way to go before it generates 30 per cent of its power from
renewable sources in line with its EU target.
Contact us to find out how we can
structure the right investment for your client.