There are lots of things to consider when confirming that a project is viable. Here's a flavour of what we regularly get up to under this heading.
|Resource mapping / site identification||analysis of regions or farms/estates for overall potential|
|Desktop studies||low cost analysis of economics based on head taken from map or information provided and site-specific hydrological report.|
|Ecology||screening for ecological sensitivity and likely related constraints|
|Grid connection||preparation and submission of grid study applications to the electricity network operators|
|Environment Agency (England & Wales)||preparation and submission of pre-application site consultation forms|
|Generation potential||estimates of annual energy generation via modelling taking into account available heads, flows, equipment selection, screening, pipeline diameter and other parameters.|
|Budgeting and economics||estimates of likely scheme costs and payback|
|Funding||identification of potential funding sources, including grants and other financial incentives that may assist viability|
All work is backed up by on site visits and meetings as necessary.