Galbraith is Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy, with expertise across a broad spectrum of property related services.

Wind Energy Consultancy

Landowners wanting to make the most of their wind resources are faced with many different options.

From small domestic turbines generating 11kW, through to large wind farms, where each turbine produces 3MW - or even more as technology improves - it's our role to guide you through the process and help you make the decisions which maximise your potential.

Our experience

We have been involved in over 100 wind projects across Scotland. We have carried out in-depth research into lease agreements. This has given us a wide ranging understanding of the financial and other terms of lease agreements, including the practical effects on schemes under construction. This knowledge ensures our clients are in a very strong position to strike the best deals. Our expertise reflects the variety of clients we act for and projects we have seen from landowner to developer and from a domestic turbine to a large scale wind farm.

The work really begins once your renewable potential has been identified and you have decided on the scale of generation you'd like to see. We help clients to optimise their returns and protect their property assets through:

  • Land Referencing we regularly identify landowners and tenants for potential projects on behalf of developers and have a GIS database identifying land ownerships covering the majority of Scotland
  • Negotiation of Exclusivity, Heads of Terms and Option and Lease agreements, ensuring a good outcome for both parties.
  • Landlord and tenant negotiations, including rent reviews.
  • Access, wayleave and servitude arrangements an essential part of any wind farm development. Connecting to the grid can involve negotiations with national power firms and neighbours who could hold the key to unlocking your development potential.
  • Legal, finance and taxation we regularly work alongside other professionals to ensure our clients rights are adequately protected, maximising their income, while helping their tax arrangements.
  • Preparing records of condition prior, during and after construction work an essential part of any lease or agreement.
  • Compensation agreements for damage done to the property as a result of the development, or for reserving the right to claim in the future as the development progresses.

Once these initial steps are complete, we help clients complete the practical aspects of the development, including

Planning consultancy our Planning Department can help with every aspect of your project. 

Negotiation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) we help our customers find buyers for their electricity. 

Negotiation of habitat management agreements and specialist forestry advice - We have agreed felling areas, timber sale contracts and compensation agreements for timber felled on a number of wind farm sites.

A complete service

We are retained by a number of developers to advise on many aspects of wind power, including land referencing, access and compensation agreements, heads of terms for option, lease and joint ventures. We provide assistance with community benefit renewable projects, and carry out valuations for security, funding and joint venture asset allocation purposes.