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 and improve your sustainability
  • 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.

Act before grant funds run out

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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