Developing solar projects beyond subsidy support
We are involved in all aspects of the development process, including site appraisal, negotiation of the commercial and legal terms, arranging grid connection requirements and management of the entire planning application process. Our design engineers seek to maximise energy yields via our in-house design services, whilst balancing the development goals with the visual and physical constraints associated with securing the project planning consents.
projects in development
Intelligent Alternatives are working across the UK, to bring forward new energy projects. The following links provide details of the current proposals being taken through the planning consent process:
Higher Farm, West Stour, Gillingham (10MWp)
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If you are a landowner and would like to discuss if your land could be viable for one of our projects, please complete the contact form on our Contacts page. Your land should typically, but not exclusively, have the following characteristics:
– At least 50 acres of flat or slightly sloped Grade 3 or lower agricultural land, or brownfield land
– Proximity to 33kv/66kv/132kV power line or less than 3km from a primary substation
– Minimal visibility from key public vantage points or heavily populated areas and outside any National Park or Site of Special Scientific Interest
It should be noted that the land is not irreversibly developed when a solar farm is constructed – the panels are mounted on frames driven into the soil and these are removed at the end of the project’s useful life.
In the interim years, we seek to have a dual use, with energy production and sheep grazing on the land.
If you think that you may have land that is suitable, please contact us and one of our development team will be happy to look at the feasibility of a project.