A leading solar and battery storage developer has bolstered its team in Scotland with a new land acquisition manager.

Renewables Connections has appointed David Reid to lead on all landowner engagement in Scotland who will operate as the key point of contact for landowners or farmers interested in hosting renewable energy projects on their land.

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.”

Mr Reid is from a farming background and studied agriculture at The Royal Agricultural University followed by Real Estate Management and Development at Heriot Watt University.

He is also a fully qualified surveyor and has undertaken development and land management roles with established house builders and property consultancies across Scotland.

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.