Farmers’ rush on renewables

Profits to be made from sustainable energy schemes have caused a surge in interest from the farming community over the last six months, according to a renewable energy provider. Eco […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Profits to be made from sustainable energy schemes have caused a surge in interest from the farming community over the last six months, according to a renewable energy provider.

Eco Environments says that a potential return on investment of more than 10%, due to the Government’s Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) subsidy, makes renewable projects like solar panels or wind turbines increasingly appealing to cash-strapped farmers.

David Hunt, a director with Eco Environments said: “We are currently speaking to dozens of farmers in England and Wales who have either given the go ahead to a renewable energy project or are seriously considering one. Renewable energy for farms is one of the fastest growing areas of our business.”

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