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Securing the best price for renewable energy generation

Hamish Conway, Limejump business development manager, outlines how farmers can maximise the returns from their renewable energy systems, or 'electric crop', in light of the current energy crisis…

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The agricultural industry is one of innovation, craft and resilience. The community must be (and is) agile and pragmatic as they persevere through an unpredictable and at times unrelenting vocation. Through history, diversification is nothing new to small, medium or large farming enterprises, if it makes the job easier or more profitable then it sticks. The electric crop is a 21st Century ‘diversification’, which was initially incentivised by the government, but all new builds are now subsidy free. Landowners and farmers alike were encouraged and financially compensated to build renewable generation assets on their land, from wind turbines to solar

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