Extension of permitted development rights for rooftop solar PV

Last month the government released a consultation proposing to introduce a new permitted development right that would remove the requirement for a planning application to the local authority for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations of up to one megawatt in capacity.  The consultation has been issued as a result of the ‘Solar PV Strategy Part […]

Albert Goodman recruits renewable energy expert

Leading South West accountancy firm, Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants, has recruited corporate finance and renewable energy expert, Rachel Lawrence. Rachel joins Albert Goodman from Ernst & Young LLP, where she was a specialist adviser in the Energy and Environmental Infrastructure Advisory Group. Originating near Crewkerne, Somerset and spending much of her career in the South […]

The Renewable Heat Incentive – Tax Efficient Installations

The renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme has been running since November 2011 for commercial installations and pays the owners of renewable heating technologies (RHT) for producing heat used for qualifying purposes. Examples of RHTs include biomass boilers, ground and water source heat pumps and solar thermal installations. The scheme for domestic installations is expected to […]