The Renewable Energy team at Michelmores LLP has acted for Clinton Devon Estates in relation to two solar developments in Liverton, East Devon. The construction arrangements were concluded with Solar Century Holdings Limited in 2014, with one of the farms energised by Christmas with the second energised in mid-March.
The Michelmores team, which was led by associate Alexandra Watson and solar specialist Joanne Cook, advised on all aspects of the EPC contract, operations and maintenance agreement and financing of the Project.
Brian Hitchcock, partner in the construction team involved in the transaction commented:
“Our Renewable Energy team has significant experience in large-scale solar PV and we are delighted to have worked with Clinton Devon on this project. Our team has a good working relationship with Solar Century which gave us particular commercial insight to enable successful delivery for Clinton Devon Estate.”
Clinton Devon Estates owns and manages 25,000 acres of land across three separate estates in Devon and has been researching a variety of sustainable energy projects, including biomass, wind energy, anaerobic digestion and solar PV. John Wilding, Head of Forestry and Environment at Clinton Devon Estates, said:
“The excellent Renewable Energy team at Michelmores played an important role in the delivery of the Liverton solar PV projects which represent a major step forward in achieving one of the key goals in Clinton Devon Estates’ Towards 2021 Strategy.”
Clinton Devon Estates recently won its third Queen’s Award – the UK’s top accolade for sustainable business, for its outstanding sustainability credentials.