Consensus Capital has been a successful independent developer of renewable energy and in particular small wind turbines of up to 1 megawatt. We have applied our expert knowledge in land acquisition and development to add value to a number of UK onshore wind energy projects. Our most successful projects involved the acquisition of land in Cornwall in the south west of England. Consensus Capital was able to deliver the planning permission development, environmental assessments, grid permission development and engineering design, after which we were able to exit this project through a sale to a renewable energy portfolio operator. The capital return on this project was over five times.

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    27 June 2017
    Consensus Capital has been a successful independent developer of renewable energy and in particular small wind turbines of up to 1 megawatt. We have applied our expert knowledge in land acquisition and development to add value to a number of UK onshore wind energy projects. Our most successful projects involved the acquisition of land in Cornwall in the south west of England. Consensus Capital was able to deliver the planning permission development, environmental assessments, grid permission development and engineering design, after which we were able to exit this project through a sale to a renewable energy portfolio operator. The capital return on this project was over five times.
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    27 June 2017
    Consensus Capital was one of the early developers in rooftop solar power and was successful in developing over 3,000 kilowatts of rooftop solar generation in the UK’s largest renewable energy scheme for social housing. This solar deal was also a restructuring deal, coming at the time of the UK’s second review of Feed-in-Tariffs. Consensus Capital’s investment in this sector has enabled over a thousand homes to benefit from renewable energy from solar panels. Solar panels operate silently and without any moving parts of environmental emissions and so solar power has developed rapidly from being a niche market into a mature technology used for mainstream electricity generation.
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    27 June 2017
    Consensus Capital has invested heavily in developing land rights for the development of electricity demand response services and currently has a large number of sites in development at various stages of planning permission, grid consent and construction. Electricity generation is becoming more distributed and variable, in particular because of the growth in supply of renewable energy generation such as wind and solar. This means that the electricity distribution grid needs to be become smarter, more efficient and more flexible so that it can continue to deliver reliable power to businesses and consumers. Consensus Capital’s investment is driven by the opportunity to make a significant return in the changing energy sector.