29 Apr, 2024

Renewables Connections, one of the UK’s leading solar and battery developers, has appointed a new Land Acquisition manager to its Scottish division.

David Reid will lead on all landowner engagement in Scotland, operating as the key point of contact for landowners or farmers interested in hosting renewable energy projects on their land.

David who is from an east coast farming family, studied Agriculture at The Royal Agricultural University followed by Real Estate Management & Development at Heriot Watt University before becoming a fully qualified surveyor. Throughout his 19-year career he has undertaken development and land management roles with established house builders and property consultancies across Scotland.

Philip Hale, COO at Renewable Connections said “To date, Renewable Connections has an unbroken consent record and has achieved over 850MW of solar and battery storage consents in Scotland, since 2022.  A huge part of our success in Scotland is the result of working hand in hand with local communities to ensure our projects are well designed and maximise benefits to the environment.  As a responsible developer, we are the partner of choice for landowners looking to diversify their business.

He added: “We work across a range of technologies including solar, battery storage and hydrogen, which means we are able to design bespoke, flexible projects that work across all types of land.  Clearly these developments also have the potential to offer landowners a long-term reliable source of income in a way that can successfully diversify their business.”

Renewable Connections are interested in hearing from landowners with a minimum 40 acres for solar or one acre for battery; ideally grade 3 or lower quality; preferably close to 33KV or 132KV overhead lines, or near a substation; with ability to let for 30 years.

You can contact David Reid, Land Acquisition Manager at Renewable Connections on 0131 364 4349 or Email: