Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Farms and estates may look at renewable energy projects as part of a diversification strategy. The right legal support can help such projects from conception through planning to construction.

We act for a range of clients in the renewable energy sector and understand the challenges facing businesses in this area. Our clients include landowners developing medium-sized wind farm projects, developers of hydro and wind farm projects, providers of solar panel and biomass energy solutions, supply chain contractors to large-scale projects and consultants engaged in the renewables sector. We have supported a number of these clients’ projects and renewables projects right the way from conception, through planning (including the appeal process) to construction.

Our team of specialist lawyers have also been involved in projects with a community involvement and have advised on the community-developer relationship and process.

Commercial leases are increasingly being used in such situations where a new business structure is being put in place and our Land and Rural Business Team has considerable experience in advising rural clients on the appropriate leasing arrangement for them and their circumstances.

As with any construction project, we can advise on every stage of a renewable energy development project, including contracts (such as building contracts, sub-contracts and consultant appointments), dispute resolution, and health and safety issues.

Our Banking and Finance Team can also offer a full range of advice to both lenders and borrowers in the renewable energy sector, advising on appropriate funding possibilities and investment opportunities.

With full legal services available in each of our local offices, our experts are on hand to offer advice and support throughout your renewable energy project.

Why Thorntons?

A few reasons why our clients
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for landowners and suppliers


and practical advice and guidance


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Meet The Experts

We have a full range of services for the Renewable Energy sector, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


+44(0)1334 652285


+44(0)131 225 8705


+44(0)1307 466886


+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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