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We have a long, proven track record in delivering financial solutions for small and medium scale UK projects — for heat and electricity. Our dedicated team has the knowledge and contacts to help you deliver your project with the most appropriate banking services.

We focus on funding projects in the following areas:

  • Wind
  • Hydroelectric
  • Solar PV
  • Biomass

Debt facilities

Our debt offering covers traditional secured lending and non-recourse project finance. From initial discussion to commissioning and beyond, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver funding packages tailored to the needs of the developer and the project.

Focused Support

Working alongside a range of trusted, knowledgeable advisers, our Renewable Energy team offers a customer-focused service. This helps manage and mitigate the risks of developing and operating what can often be complex projects, delivered to tight timescales.

For developers who need up to £10m in debt finance, our renewables sector expertise can help you manage your project's financial requirements, helping you to ensure it’s delivered on time, and allowing you to achieve your longer term aims.

Benefits of our approach

Our Project Finance team provides a unique debt solution for new projects and refinances of operational assets:

  • Non-recourse debt facilities for up to 15 years, with a commitment period of up to eight years
  • Debt ranges from £1m to £10m
  • Project funding of up to 80% of the development costs — 85% for community-led projects
  • Use of panels of trusted advisers, and standardised documents and processes, to minimise time and cost
  • Unique fixed interest rate lending solutions which reduce complexity and provide you with certainty
  • A dedicated relationship Renewable Energy sector relationship manager, providing knowledgeable ongoing support to you and your project

Senior Director, Renewable Energy

Senior Director, Renewable Energy - Adam Heslop
Adam Heslop


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Why choose us for your renewables project?

  • Borrow from £1 million to £10 million
  • Loan term commitment of up to eight years — up to 15 years in the agricultural sector
  • Competitive pricing
  • We support a broad range of technologies — especially those most frequently adopted within the agricultural sector.

Qualyfying criteria apply. Terms & conditions apply.

Case studies

Your long-term partner

We take an active interest in the renewable energy sector, and aim to support innovative, emerging project concepts in what is a dynamic and fascinating industry. We believe we have a fundamental role to play in the transition to a low carbon economy. We support the rollout of viable new projects, and want to assist our customers as they play their own part in that transition.

Deal Highlights
Shropshire Bio Gas Ltd

We provided an additional multi-million pound funding package, enabling the business to invest in its anaerobic digestion plant and more than double its energy output.

James Fowlie

We provided a funding package to this farming business for a wind turbine project in Aberdeenshire.

Ardlussa (Jura)

The 16,000 acre Ardlussa Estate on the Island of Jura received funding from the Bank to purchase a hydroelectric turbine in order to build a sustainable hydroelectric power scheme.

Achnasheen Hydro

The 16,000 acre Ardlussa Estate on the Island of Jura received funding from the Bank to purchase a hydroelectric turbine in order to build a sustainable hydroelectric power scheme.

CRF Hydro Power

We provided a multi-million pound funding package to support the redevelopment of the Garbhaig hydropower scheme, enabling CRF Hydro to establish a 2MW scheme in Wester Ross.

Ardtornish Estate Company Ltd

3We helped Ardtornish boost its renewable energy production with a new £3.5m hydroelectric scheme, and financed a new £350,000 biomass heating project for the mansion house.

GP Biotec Ltd

We provided full banking and funding support for GP Biotec to build an anaerobic digester plant on Great Porthamel Farm in Talgarth.

Important information

Terms and conditions apply. All facilities are subject to status and eligibility. Over 18s only. Fees may apply. Please note that security may be required. Any asset used as security will be at risk if you break the agreement and may be sold to repay your debt. The products described may not be suitable for all requirements and circumstances. In accordance with its Terms of Business, the Bank is not providing advice in respect of these products. In addition, the Bank only provides information on the products, services and transactions provided by it or a member of the Bank’s group. It is your responsibility to seek any financial, tax and/or legal advice that you require. Any decision to enter into a transaction with us is on the basis that you have made your own assessment, with or without additional professional advice, of the suitability of the product for your requirements.