Willow Rivers Spring update and pre launch details on gasification

May,1 2016

Spring has finally sprung after a rather wet and cloudy winter. For those of you with remote monitoring systems on your solar portfolios this is very evident as yields begin to climb as the days get longer and the weather improves.

The Conservative Government continues to cut Feed in Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments at an alarming rate making solar unprofitable without a power purchase agreement and RHI a margin operation. When we first launched our RHI investment a 200kw boiler would receive a tariff of 8.6p/kWh and generate over £25,000 per year, the same system now receives a tariff of 3.63p/kWh resulting in an income of only £9,500 per year!. Congratulations if you were one of the lucky few that did.

Opportunity

There is, however, one shining light left in the UK renewable sector, Gasification, a proven, well established type of advanced heat generation used in a new revolutionary way to not only bring a more low carbon form of heat to the UK, but also to maximize revenue and provide industry leading returns on investment.

The gas can be used for either drying materials such a chip or combined with a generator to create electricity, more widely know as Combined Heat and Power (CHP) -click on the link to find out more about how CHP works.

We have teamed up with two of the UK's leading CHP and gasification specialists to offer our clients access to this cutting edge investment opportunity.

What makes biogas such an interesting investment?

The traditional solid biomass tariff was introduced with a ‘cap’ on the amount of hours the system could claim each year at 1314 hours. After this point the tariff dropped to a much lower rate. The biogas tariff however, was set differently. It was introduced with no maximum hour run time so constant operation year round results in very high return on investment.

With yields between 20-27% depending on the size and type of system we expect the uptake to be brisk from both institutional and private investors alike.

We expect demand for this opportunity to be high, so if you would like to join the waiting list and receive first access to this opportunity please fill out the attached expression of interest form and we will be in touch as soon as the project is officially launched.

Bespoke investment sourcing:

In our attempt to try and keep up with the latest investment trends in renewable energy and alternative investments we are opening up a bespoke sourcing arm to Willow Rivers. If you have an idea or sector you think offers investors a substantial and secure return on investment please get in touch with your requirements and we will endeavour to research the market and hopefully source a high yielding investment for you.

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