Sonya is a Partner with Stephens Scown solicitors, based in its Exeter office, and is head of the firm’s Renewable Energy team. Her strengths lie in dealing with wind farms, wind turbine acquisition, solar pv (domestic and commercial), anaerobic digestion, biomass and hydro. Sonya is also experienced in dealing with grid connection agreements, issues arising with Ofgem accreditation and funding of renewable energy projects. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Renewable Energy. Sonya assists with many community energy projects and is currently on the steering group for the Exeter Community Energy project and the working party for the Fossil Fuel Free Farming project with Bicton College.

With Sonya’s leadership, Stephens Scown’s Renewable Energy team has gone from strength to strength over the last three years: from seeing its first 1.5 MW solar farm in the ground in 2010 to now being responsible for over 350MW of renewable energy projects.

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