Post Subsidy PPA – Doncaster Rovers FC

Eden Sustainable and Oakapple Renewable Energy are delighted to have completed the first high profile, non-subsidy PPA Commercial & Industrial project in the UK. This is proof of concept and a fantastically exciting milestone as it shows we have a healthy market before us in the post subsidy era of 2019. The benefits of the PPA arrangement are clear and obvious for investors, Installers and electricity consumers alike and we have demonstrated we can be independent of government market incentives.

CSO of Eden, Samuel Brown commented “We have a very strong pipeline of projects currently in the development and legal stages within the Sport stadia & Education sectors. I envisage this milestone project will be the foundation to an exciting 2018-2019. Our internal aim at Eden is not just to install Solar Photovoltaic, but to implement beacons of renewables at grass roots. Our chosen target audience gives us the best shot at influencing the decision makers of the future, thereby creating additionality for now and the future”.

The project has been developed and is soon to be built by Oakapple Renewable Energy, who have successfully gained the relevant agreements and consents in relation to a total installation capacity of 190 kW (AC) install at The Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster Rovers Limited have committed to purchasing the electricity generated from the Solar, Eden have also purchased the existing system from the club to add to the growing portfolio.

Managing Director of Oakapple Renewable Energy, David Cockayne commented, “We are very positive about the future and moving onto a post subsidy era, if anything we see this as a positive, not to be waiting for the next change in policy or last-minute subsidy cuts will be a refreshing change”. “This will be the first subsidy free installation we have done, PPA or otherwise, and we are very sure it will be the first of many”.



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