Site finding

TNEI work closely with a range of parties interested in renewable energy to offer site finding services across the UK. To date, this has primarily been aimed at wind farm developers or owners of a land portfolio, and solar PV developers.  These same skills and datasets can easily be applied to a range of other technologies.

Part 1: GIS Sieve Analysis

TNEI’s approach is guided by the client and their requirements as well as the area of search to agree a number of ‘filter’ criteria, which are then applied using a GIS mapping exercise. The output of this mapping exercise will be a list and map showing areas of land that are within the set parameters.

Part 2: Initial Review and Assessment

This phase of work can be broken down into a number of sub-phases depending on the size of the area of search and client requirements. The objective of this phase is to review or reduce further, the areas of land identified in the sieving exercise.

Wind turbine constraints in particular can be numerous, complex and ever changing so the interpretation of such constraints can be challenging. This is where TNEI comes into its own. The team’s technical and planning knowledge means that it can make a professional assessment of the land’s potential to host a development; balancing both development risk and potential benefits to deliver an assessment that aligns with the client’s investment analysis criteria.

Part 3: Detailed Assessment and Landowner Approaches

TNEI work closely with their clients to deliver a bespoke package of work to meet their requirements. From detailed layout creation to landowner identification and approaches, TNEI has the relevant capabilities to provide a competitive and effective service. The team has successfully identified a number of sites that are now fully consented and operational across the UK.