5GW of renewable energy projects in the UK
Clearstone Energy is an independent, British renewable energy project developer. We originate, develop and deliver large-scale solar and battery storage projects across the UK. Our projects increase the availability of clean, low-cost energy in the UK and improve the resilience of the electricity grid.
Our core operating principle is to identify strategic locations across the UK where these projects are most effective at supporting the energy transition, allowing more renewable energy projects to connect to the grid and supporting more end users to make the shift from fossil fuels to electricity for transportation and heating.
Projects that go beyond energy generation
We believe that our projects can be more than just energy generators.
They can also serve as habitats for wildlife and contribute to the preservation of local ecosystems. That’s why we are committed to including a significant level of biodiversity enhancements within the design of our solar farms and energy storage projects.
We also believe that renewable energy projects should benefit local communities. For example, Clearstone allows for a series of annual payments to the local community to support the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Reinvesting in local communities is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense. When local communities benefit from renewable energy projects, they are more likely to support them and encourage their growth.
Our mission is to accelerate the UK’s transition to renewable energy by developing innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenge of transforming a UK energy system built to run on fossil fuels.
The scale, speed and lack of precedents for the UK’s renewable energy transition creates a range of challenges – from grid connection queues through evolving public policy to lengthy planning processes – that threaten to derail projects and the transition itself.
Our technical expertise, creativity and agility enables us to find the solutions that are keeping the goal of a cleaner, lower cost and more secure UK energy system on track.
We were one of the first developers to deliver solar projects directly connected to the UK’s high voltage transmission network. We were the launch partner for the National Grid’s Energy Park programme, an innovative project designed to accelerate the connection of battery storage to the transmission network.
Renewable energy innovators and problem solvers
Meet the people behind the work.
Justin leads on business strategy. Prior to founding Clearstone, he worked at WSP where he carried out due diligence on several portfolios of ground mounted solar projects. He’s committed to developing renewable energy projects that deliver wider social and environmental benefits.
Ben leads the team and manages relationships with strategic partners. He worked across the nuclear, gas and renewables sectors for major corporations before co-founding Clearstone in 2016. He is committed to delivering projects that make a tangible contribution towards the country’s Net Zero ambitions.
Justin provides guidance and oversight of corporate and project finance activities at Clearstone. He is an experienced CFO and business leader with a proven track record of leading renewable energy businesses through growth to sustainability and financial exits.
Rachel energetically leads our development project pipeline through the planning process to deliver successful permissions. Rachel has 30 years experience delivering large scale and nationally significant infrastructure consents in the waste management, renewable energy and aviation sectors.
Bless is responsible for all technical and grid connection related matters. Before joining Clearstone, Bless worked in senior roles at National Grid and brings his considerable experience working with large scale solar, wind and battery storage projects to bear on every one of our projects.
Priya is responsible for all legal aspects at Clearstone Energy including governance, project delivery, corporate transactions and joint ventures. She brings a wealth of legal and regulatory expertise in the renewable energy sector through her work at EDF Energy at the Ingenious Group.
Digby manages a portfolio of solar and battery energy storage projects that are setting new standards for biodiversity net gain in the UK. He brings together technical, planning and environmental expertise to deliver his projects and lends his environmental expertise to all of our projects.
Tom is a chartered surveyor who brings enthusiasm and property acumen to his work in the development team. He manages a portfolio of solar and battery storage projects, working with a broad range of technical, planning and environmental experts.
Sam brings technical experience to the Clearstone Energy development team, ensuring that we maximise the energy output from each of our projects while managing a pipeline of innovative new projects that push technical boundaries forward.
Rob is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor with a background in residential housing development. He brings a wealth of expertise in managing complex development projects to the team and oversees a portfolio of new projects.
Rosie takes new energy projects from drawing board to operation, working closely with landowners and our in-house planning and technical teams. Before joining Clearstone Rosie worked on solar and wind projects in South Africa with a focus on community engagement.
We work with partners who share our ambition for the UK to lead the way in the energy transition and help us to deliver the projects that will help turn that ambition into reality.
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