Green Energy UK Direct
Rooftop Domestic Commercial Consultancy
STEVE JAMES Director
Overview of UK Business P O S I T I O N E D F O R SUCCESS
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Global provider of PV installations, covering all project functions, including planning, construction, operation, maintenance, and construction finance. Market leader in PV installations ranging from KW residential to multi MW sites Strong partnerships with global financial institutions. Deployed in multiple countries, with over 1000 installations and a total of 150MW in development, with currently 500MW in confirmed project pipeline.
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About Green Energy UK Direct
KEY MILESTONES •
COMPANY STARTED IN 2009
TOTAL PROJECTED UK INSTALLATIONS £400 MILLION
DEVELOPMENT OF 150MW SOLAR PARKS IN THE UK
FURTHER EXPANSION OF SALES NETWORK FOR LARGE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
FREE FIT INSTALLATION PROJECT 2012 – OVER 400 INSTALLS OVER A 3 MONTH PERIOD
GEUK FIRST COMMERCIAL ON ROOF PROJECT IN 2010 1MW LARGEST PRIVATE INSTALLATION IN THE UK
FOUNDED AS FULL-SERVICE PROVIDER
Green Energy UK Direct is a private limited company which was formed by its directors in 2009. The founder directors Steve James and Arthur Bell joined together from very different backgrounds which have benefited the company and allowed it to grow to what it is today. Green Energy UK Direct has an established reputation, working with land owners, the general public, local council officials and parish council members to ensure developments are of the highest quality possible.
Structure of the Company
Green Energy UK Direct is one of the UK’s largest solar developers working alongside some of the world’s biggest panel manufacturers and investment companies. The company prides itself on its personal approach with each of our clients and our comprehensive approach to public consultation. Our office is located in Poynton, South of Manchester with our secondary office which is located in London. The nature of solar PV means the majority of our projects are located in the South of the country. Green Energy UK Direct have company representatives across the South of the UK and this is something which is rapidly increasing. Building a substantial workforce, all working alongside each other; with a shared vision for the future.
“Green Energy UK Direct provided a very professional service during the development of my solar farm. We were given an individual representative who acted as a friendly and helpful point of contact throughout the whole development. I would highly recommend Green Energy UK Direct to any farmer considering building a solar park on their land”. ‘Oliver Sawle; Gover Park’
Steve is one of the key members of the solar power movement in the North West. Starting his own rooftop company in 2009, the business very quickly increased as Steve utilised his sales and management history to win ever larger contracts. At present he oversees the sales and purchasing of all major PV projects. Steve sets the strategy plan to reach internal company targets while also representing the business at conferences domestically and internationally. He deals directly with investment funds across Europe on your behalf, to secure the best possible returns for your project.
ARTHUR BELL Director Partnering with Steve, Arthur is another member of the North West solar community, and a leader in increasing the accessibility and awareness of solar programmes. Arthur presently looks after our in-house planning and environmental team. Dealing directly with the planners and local councils for your projects he ensures your application is of the highest standard and fit for approval. Drawing on his many years of experience of technical drawing, and management, he is paramount to the success of the company. As the company expanded and more work was taken in house, he closely liaises with the legal team for the protection of partners, clients and customers.
Project Management at Green Energy UK Direct CONNECTING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES YOU NEED
ROD CROSBY Rod joined the team bringing his extensive experience in customer service and sales. Primarily focusing on both green and brown field or ex-landfill sites. He is committed to reducing the CO2 output of cities. Rod will deal directly with the DNO on your behalf and will also be the person making a site visit – whilst visiting sites Rod will establish things such as cap depths, current possible connections (gas turbines), topography and any other potential issues.
THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS All of our projects are sourced in house from our marketing team, starting with the identification of areas within the U.K that will have a good opportunity to connect within a network area and where the irradiation levels are good. Once the land owner has expressed an interest; we will identify the land and obtain a 12 month exclusivity. The next 2 steps are to firstly – obtain a budget DNO quote for connection availability and also that this is cost effective for a project. If feasible we request a formal offer of connection (usually 3 months to attain this).
MIKE WHETTER Mike will be the first person you speak to. He will make the initial enquiry and work with you to ensure all the relevant information is available before the project is handed over to Neil or Rod for onward development.
Secondly, we will then start with some intermediate planning and environmental checks – these include such things as: Flood Risk Checks, Topography, Habitat Surveys, SSSI, Archaeological and Heritage Checks, Land and Marine, Designations and Landscape (these are just a very small sample of what checks are undertaken) – culminating in our submitting of a screening request from the local council. This will come back as EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) required or not required, which will then lead to the planning team speaking with the local council planners.
TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING PROVIDES A TOTAL END TO END SOLUTION. We will then arrange a site visit with the landowner, where we can complete a physical survey of the land, taking photographs of the views and surrounding area, as well as of the actual land. We also incorporate this visit as a good time to chat with the land owner about our next steps and to also introduce our Heads of Terms, so that we can clearly agree our next steps and how this project will work for them, from both a land use area and also a financial perspective.
We always stay in close contact with the land owners and their land agent / Solicitor regarding agreed terms on firstly the HOT’s (Heads of Term) and then secondly the L e a s e / O p t i o n agreement.
Lisa is your port of call for all concerns regarding projects. Utilizing the skills she has acquired from management and development positions across Europe, Lisa is here to ensure projects are completed on time and to budget. Once the sales and planning teams have established land as suitable for a solar PV project then Lisa will start to pull together all of the documentation needed to present to investors. She is also the person to liase regularly with for Heads of Terms (HOTs), Exclusivity Agreements, Leases and other technical information.
NEIL BANKS Neil manages farm projects from conception through to DNO. He will undertake an initial assessment of your land and liaise with your local DNO (District Network Operator) to ensure that an electrical connection is both available and also at a workable price. Neil is responsible for all DNO directives within the company. Whilst waiting for the DNO to undertake their studies Neil will pass on your site details to the planning team who will undertake their initial viability tests to also confirm that we have a workable opportunity. Once confirmed that the site has potential then you are likely to have a visit from Neil and one of the planning team to undertake a site survey.
Planning and Design at Green Energy UK Direct
PLANNING ASPECTS COVERED • DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENTS • PLANNING POLICY • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PLANS • FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENTS • NOISE AND VIBRATION ASSESSMENTS • HERITAGE AND SETTING ASSESSMENTS • LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS • HABITAT SURVEYS • TECHNICAL DRAWINGS • 3D VISUALS • COMMUNITY CONSULTATION • ZONE OF THEORETICAL VISIBILITY MAPS • SITE PROCUREMENT • TECHNICAL LAYOUT PLANS
PLANNING PERMISSION AND DESIGN OF UTILITY SCALE SOLAR ENERGY PLANTS Green Energy UK Direct oversee the The in-house Planning Team development of large scale utility solar covers all aspects of planning with energy plants across the UK. The the exception of archaeology and small but efficient team liaise with ecology which are completed by clients, consultants, local authorities GCMS and Enims, professional and parish council members to ensure consultants in their relevant fields. the developments are accepted by the large majority of the general public. The Planning Team are environmentally focused, ensuring all A comprehensive development development is ecologically susprocess allows the team to ensure the tainable and imposes no risk or planning applications are of the high- detrimental damage to the local est possible quality and stand the best wildlife. chance of being granted planning permission.
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THE PLANNING PROCESS Green Energy UK Direct Planning Department provides a professional, independent, renewable energy planning service, delivering site appraisals and planning applications while dealing with section 106 agreements, way leave issues and appeals. The Planning Team use Geographical Information Systems along with a wealth of planning research and knowledge to select suitable sites for renewable energy projects.
“The GREEN ENERGY UK Direct Planning Team
were extremely professional, gaining planning permission despite difficult political conditions”
The Team can create ZTVs (Zone of Theoretical Visibility) and flood risk maps using complex computer generated maps which feed into landscape and visual impact assessments in order to reduce the impact of renewable energy developments on the surrounding area. Green Energy UK Direct undertakes public consultation at regular intervals in the design process and during the planning process to ensure the maximum number of local residents understand the proposals and feedback information where necessary.
HEAD OF PLANNING Mat is the Planning Officer heading the Planning and Environmental Team. His previous management skills, qualifications and experience underpin his commitment to leading a forward thinking, fast paced Planning department. His role is to undertake initial site checks from an environmental, planning, and policy perspective. He also handles the planning application process and associated specialized reports. Throughout the planning process: Mat, with others in the team, will undertake site visits and liaise with a range of specialists and stakeholders to maximise the certainty of gaining planning consents.
ADEEL AHMED HEAD OF DESIGN
The team draw on their various background skills to develop site plans which address all the complex issues which can affect the speed and efficiency of planning applications at later stages in the planning and development process. The team writes the majority of reports in-house and our in-house team of architects and designers model the sites in 2D and 3D using a variety of software products ranging from AutoCAD to 3D Studio Max. APPLICATION MANAGEMENT Green Energy UK Direct has recently expanded the Planning Team in order to undertake all archaeological and ecological reports in house, providing accurate and efficient planning applications in record time.
OUR PLANNING TEAM CAN PROVIDE; • • • • •
Planning Advice, Reports, Application Appeals EIA (Environmental Impact Assessments) Site Development Appraisals. Architectural Advice. Landscape Planning Advice, ZTVs etc.
Adeel undertakes all the technical and design drawings that are required for a planning application. These include: site layout plans, elevation and topographical profiles, ZTV (Zone of Theoretical Visibility) maps, sections and elevations, contour maps, and 3D graphic designs. Adeel also gets involved in preparing specialist reports for the planning applications increasing its ecological value.
Partnerships and Green Energy UK Direct WORKING ALONGSIDE THE WORLDS BIGGEST SOLAR MANUFACTURERS
Green Energy UK Direct Partnerships Green Energy UK Direct works with a number of large panel manufacturers and developers from across the globe to provide solar installations in the most professional manner. Below is a short summary of some of our major partners who have worked alongside Green Energy UK Direct to complete some of our large solar parks.
Scatec Solar is one of the world’s leading independent solar energy providers, with capabilities and the experience needed to realise and operate utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. Scatec Solar has a substantial track-record proving the ability to deliver quality, on time and on budget. The company master the complete value chain including project development, financing, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance. Scatec Solar is a globally acting Independent Solar Power Provider that focuses on utility-scale solar PV plants. Scatec Solar invests in a better future for the communities and countries in which Scatec Solar operate
Sun Edison is your trusted partner for innovative, intelligent energy solutions around the globe. We have built our business by putting our customers first, and focusing on addressing each customer’s unique solar energy needs. Through our integrated service approach, we partner with you, help you navigate your way through the solar landscape and offer uniquely tailored solutions and flexible financing.
Carillion is a leading integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. Their vision is to be the partner of choice for delivering, managing and servicing assets with the annual revenue in 2012 of some £4.4 billion, employs around 40,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East and Canada. Their vision is to also be the partner of choice for making homes, businesses and public buildings more energy efficient in times of rising energy prices and carbon reduction targets. In the private and domestic sectors, they help householders to take control of their energy usage and save money. They support them at every stage of the journey, from surveying and assessing energy use, to design, installation and aftercare. Finance options are tailored to the individual and can include Green Deal. In the public and commercial sectors, their approach is to move towards diagnostic asset management and total energy management systems. They provide unique solutions that are tailored to customers' properties, requirements and budgets.
Established in 1983 in New Delhi, Moser Baer India Ltd (MBIL) is one of India's leading technology companies. MBIL has successfully developed cutting edge technologies to become the world's second largest manufacturer of optical storage media. Moser Baer Solar Limited (MBSL) and Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd(MBPV) are subsidiaries of MBIL involved in Solar business globally including India. Through both these companies Moser Baer serves customers across the solar value chain through world class products and services. In a short span of time since inception in 2005-2007 Moser Baer brand has taken a dominating position in Solar EPC Services and Solar PV modules in India and the world.
DANIEL CORCORAN PLANNING OFFICER Daniel is our Planning Officer who joined us after completing his Masters Degree. During his studies Daniel studied in Toronto, Canada, giving him an international insight to planning. He has gained experience working with Bolton Council and Metrolinx, Toronto.
TOBI OLUMUYIWA ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT After graduating from the University of Salford with a Degree in Architectural Design and Technology, Tobi has joined the team to take our drawings to the next level. Bringing modern programmes and a young insight to design. Using his IT skills to work with Photoshop, BIM, CAD, Sketchup to name a few, Tobi will work towards an integrated site while increasing its ecological value.
Examples of Solar Parks & Commercial Rooftop Installations OVER 150 SOLAR PARKS ARE BEING DEVELOPED AT ANY ONE TIME
Green Energy UK Direct Portfolio
Green Energy UK Direct works on sites both in the UK and abroad. Our installations range from small roof top developments through to large power plants providing power for several hundred houses. Green Energy UK Direct has been working on solar parks of varying sizes. Here are a selection of some of the sites which are at varying stages of completion to show how we professionally process and handle projects.
BRICKYARD FARM Postcode: CV33 9QD Size: 20.2 Acres PERMISSION GRANTED
Utility scale solar Across the UK
Size: 32 Acres
Rothwell Solar Park NACKINGTON FARM
GOVER PARK Size: 44 Acres PERMISSION GRANTED
Samples of technical drawings
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