Independent costings vital before outlay

Horne, Suzie
March 2014
Farmers Weekly;3/21/2014, Vol. 161 Issue 10, p23
Trade Publication
The article discusses the need for farmers and landowners to assess a renewable energy project's effect on the whole farming business. Topics addressed include understanding the likely returns by conducting realistic and robust calculations, accounting for interest and capital repayments, and insurance and repair costs to factor in the appraisal. Also mentioned are cash flow considerations, and risks and challenges arising from changes to cropping.


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