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Solar Energy

Stephens Scown has proven specialist experience with solar energy, and has helped over 2.5GW of projects through planning, funding and development all the way to successful completion – including disposal. 

Dedicated to the success of cutting-edge solar initiatives

We work closely with developers, government agencies, councils, funders, foreign investors, landowners and community energy companies across the country, and  have long been strong advocates of solar energy. We support some of the most progressive and innovative projects in the UK, from commercial solar farms to domestic and commercial rooftop installations.

Solar-specific legal knowledge and experience

Our Energy team works collaboratively to help you achieve clearly defined goals, and can call on wider expertise from across the firm for seamless support with project finance, planning, construction, IP, dispute resolution and much more.

Our solar expertise includes:

  • planning matters
  • project finance, acquisitions and disposals
  • real estate due diligence
  • corporate set-up
  • grid & storage
  • construction and procurement
  • power purchase agreements
  • regulatory and practical challenges including negotiations and disputes with OFGEM

Our experience includes:

  • supporting Wheal Jane – the South West’s first large-scale 5MW solar park, and the first site in the UK to gain planning consent
  • acting for a NYSE-listed company regarding acquisition, corporate set-up, planning and grid advice, full due diligence, construction and procurement advice, and disposal of six projects totalling 30MW of solar PV projects
  • acting for Mongoose Energy on the acquisition and funding 35MW of solar PV projects, including corporate set-up, full due diligence, funding, drafting a bespoke grid sharing agreement, and adding storage to the existing projects
  • helping East Sussex Council by acting for the developer on the installation of rooftop solar on 17 schools, including full due diligence, leases and power purchase agreements, and ultimate sale of the portfolio
  • acting for a consortium of farmers in relation to Sandridge Solar Farm – a 50MW solar farm covering 188 acres
  • advising Ernesettle Community Solar Limited, a community energy project, on the funding and construction of a 4.1MW solar farm in Plymouth.


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