greentech success and outlines investment plans in Scotland

13th May 2024

One of Europe’s leading solar companies is increasing their investment and number of developments in Scotland, following two recent solar farm consents in Angus and Fife.

Following consents for two 30MWp solar farms in Scotland earlier this year, greentech is committing further investment and growing their presence in Scotland, with plans for a number of new sites to be announced later this year.

greentech received consent from Angus Council’s Development Standards Committee for the Wellbank Solar Farm in February 2024 - with councillors unanimously supporting the development. This was followed in March 2024 with a consent for the Billsbrae Solar Farm development, with unanimous support from councillors on Fife Council’s West and Central Planning Committee. Both solar developments went through the Major Application route via the planning authorities - Billsbrae (30MW) attracted no letters of objection from local residents, with Wellbank (32MW) having received only one local representation.

In line with its commitment to community integration, greentech carried out several in-person consultation events and launched dedicated project websites to give residents and community representatives updated information throughout the development process. Joining the local Chambers of Commerce, greentech aims to foster relationships within local supply chains and contribute to economic growth.

The two developments represent approximately £14 million investment into the Scottish economy.

The company is committed to a community benefit fund and learning opportunities for each development it pursues, as well as increasing biodiversity on site and offering local school visits to the solar farms.

greentech is an experienced project developer for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar power across Europe. The company was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2008 and has subsequently become a leading independent, fully integrated solar farm specialist across Europe. greentech entered the UK market in 2017, initially to provide operation and maintenance services to existing solar farms, and in 2020 established a development team to identify, secure and deliver a pipeline of projects and Billsbrae is one of the company’s first projects in Scotland.

greentech has links to Dunfermline FC, with some of the senior greentech team invested into the Club, and last year greentech displayed the football club’s League 1 trophy at its Royal Highland Show stand.

greentech is excited to announce its participation at the upcoming All Energy event in Glasgow on 15/16 May 2024 at Stand A20.

Yaw Ofori, Managing Director UK of greentech, said

“greentech brought forward our first two developments in Scotland in Summer 2022 and have since received consent for both projects - we want to thank the local communities for their input into each development and also for the welcome we have received to date. We want to invest further into Scotland and have a number of developments to come forward later this year.

“Our investment to date represents £1.8 million into the Scottish economy and we want to work with the local supply chain on our projects. We are dedicated to bringing forward renewable energy projects that will help meet Scotland’s net zero targets as well as bring economic benefits to the local area.”

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