Achieve up to 20% IRR. Install on-farm energy storage using a grant from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). redT’s experts model your financial returns, design a project scheme and even draft the application for you. Leave the hard work to us.

 

Installing energy storage means you will:

  • Save money on your energy bills
    Renegotiate your supply contract to reduce your energy costs by up to 50% over the next 25 years
  • Use significantly more of your onsite generation
    Time shift excess renewable energy to use 24/7, whenever you need it
  • Unlock extra revenue from grid services
    Get paid by National Grid to support the electricity network by charging or discharging your energy storage machine

The RDPE Grant – Improving Farm Productivity

The RDPE grant funds up to 40% of the capital cost of equipment for improving farm productivity – this includes energy storage machines.

Take advantage of this grant’s limited pool of funding. The redT agricultural team are here to help you. To start the process, contact us.

Case 1 - Poultry

600,000kWh p a, 30kWp solar array, 45-225 redT machine, 14.8% IRR

Case 1 - Poultry

600,000kWh p a, 30kWp solar array, 45-225 redT machine, 14.8% IRR

A poultry farm uses 600,000kWh of electricity each year and has 30kWp of roof-mounted PV which is not exported.

A redT 45kW-225kWh machine is installed using a 40% RDPE grant. This saves the farm 16% per unit of electricity per year, creates extra revenue through grid services and achieves an IRR of 14.8% as a result.

Here’s how:

  • Excess generation is now stored and utilised to reduce the amount of energy imported from the grid
  • Stored energy is also used to move energy purchasing from peak to off-peak period of the day
  • The site also earns additional revenue by providing grid services

Case 2 - Dairy

200,000kWh p a, 250kWp solar array, 45-225 redT machine, 11% IRR

Case 2 - Dairy

200,000kWh p a, 250kWp solar array, 45-225 redT machine, 11% IRR

A dairy farm uses 200,000kWh of electricity each year and has 250kWp of ground-mounted PV. This provides almost half the farm’s energy needs with excess solar being exported to the grid.

Utilising the RDPE 40% grant funding, a redT 45kW-225kWh machine is installed. This reduces the farm’s energy purchase costs by 46%, creates extra revenue through grid services and achieves an IRR of 11% as a result.

Here’s how:

  • Previously exported generation is now stored and utilised to reduce the amount of energy imported from the grid
  • Stored energy is also used to move energy purchasing from peak to off-peak period of the day
  • The site also works with an aggregator to earn additional revenue by providing grid services

Case 3 - Mixed

500,000kWh p a, 250kWp solar array, 45-225 redT machine, 18% IRR

Case 3 - Mixed

500,000kWh p a, 250kWp solar array, 45-225 redT machine, 18% IRR

A mixed farm uses 500,000kWh of electricity each year and has 50kWp of roof-mounted PV which is limited by the export capacity of the site.

A redT 45kW-225kWh machine is installed using a 40% RDPE grant. Adding storage also means an additional 200kWp of ground-mounted PV can be installed. This saves the farm £37,000 a year in energy import costs, creates extra revenue through grid services and achieves an IRR of 18% as a result.

Here’s how:

  • Surplus generation is stored and utilised instead of importing from the grid
  • By deploying storage, the farm can overcome its export constraint and generate more electricity
  • The site also earns additional revenue from grid services

Case 4 - Fruit

1,800,000kWh p a, 250kWp solar array, 100kVA wood chip CHP, two 45-225 redT machines, 15% IRR

Case 4 - Fruit

1,800,000kWh p a, 250kWp solar array, 100kVA wood chip CHP, two 45-225 redT machines, 15% IRR

A fruit farm uses 1,800,000kWh of electricity each year, which is partly offset by a 100kVA wood chip CHP plant leaving net purchase of 1,000,000 kWh.

Two redT 45kW-225kWh machines are installed using a 40% RDPE grant. Adding storage also means an additional 250kWp of ground-mounted PV can be installed. This saves the farm £50,000 a year in energy import costs, creates extra revenue through grid services and achieves an IRR of 18% as a result.

Here’s how:

  • Surplus generation is stored and utilised instead of importing from the grid
  • By deploying storage, the farm can install additional solar to generate more electricity
  • The site also earns additional revenue from grid services

No renewables? No problem. We can help you with that too.

 

To start the process:

  1. We gather some basic information about your farm.
  2. We conduct a thorough assessment and present you with a solution that meets your needs.
  3. We provide you with a full proposal package, free of charge.
  4. We assist in drafting your RDPE grant submission.
  5. We manufacture, install and operate your energy storage solution.

Contact us

For a free energy storage assessment and help with your RDPE grant application, call us on +44 (0)207 061 6233 or complete our sales enquiry form.

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