ET Energy has announced it successfully built six solar farms totalling 26MWp in the UK prior to the closure of the Renewables Obligation on behalf of funds managed by Octopus Energy Investments.
The biggest challenges facing asset owners are the requirements of adapting to subsidy free solar following rapid reductions in support for the technology around the world, according to a panel of large scale investors.
Octopus Energy Investments, one of the largest owners of solar assets in the UK, has secured what it claims to be Europe’s largest solar PV refinancing deal.
A lack of more traditional infrastructure investment opportunities in the UK is pushing investors towards UK solar, Lightsource head of equity fundraising Shane Swords has said.
UK electricity prices tumbled last month as the peak-flattening effect of the country’s solar capacity occurred earlier than usual, according to monitoring and data firm S&P Global Platts.
Anesco has grown its portfolio to over 100 sites in England alone after adding 28 new solar farms ahead of last week’s closure of the Renewable Obligation.
Liam Stoker looks at two of the solar industry's leading buzzwords - standardisation and digitalisation - and what they mean for the O&M sector.
Blockchain technology could be a “potentially significant enabler” for solar in the UK across a number of different sectors, according to SolarCoin co-founder Francois Sonnet.
The European solar market is currently more “seller-friendly than buyer-friendly”, resulting in developers trying to sell assets earlier in the process than before, according to BlackRock VP Stéphane Têtot.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has said it is ready to shift gear following the looming closure of the Renewables Obligation Certificate subsidy scheme.
Renewables investor Low Carbon has bolstered its portfolio of solar assets it has under management by taking on a new tranche of assets from Wirsol.
Foresight Solar Fund has acquired the 72MWp Shotwick Solar Park, which remains the UK’s largest by generation capacity.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF), one of the top six owners of UK solar farms, has refinanced a swathe of its assets as it edges closer to yet more acquisitions.
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BNRG Renewables has partnered with global French renewable energy developer Neoen to develop 23 solar projects in Ireland in a joint venture expected to invest €220m.
UK O&M firm Clean Solar Solutions has expanded into Australia in a move designed to take advantage of a new market “not flooded” by companies offering the same services to solar asset holders.
German solar company BayWa r.e. has acquired Green Hedge’s UK O&M portfolio, taking its standing in the UK renewables O&M market to 620MW.
The troubled 11.1MW Norrington Solar Farm is now the sole UK asset left on TerraForm Power’s books after EFG Hermes elected to acquire all other assets in the SunEdison yieldco’s portfolio.
The 365MW solar portfolio owned by SunEdison yieldco TerraForm Power has been sold to Vortex, a European renewables investment platform of private equity firm EFG Hermes.
German power company innogy SE - the renewables arm of RWE which trades in the UK under the nPower brand – has completed its purchase of Belectric Solar & Battery.
Primrose Solar has sold five solar farms to socially responsible investor Equitix, completing the sale of all its operational solar farms in the UK.
The UK’s growing O&M sector needs greater standardisation – particularly within its entry-level scopes of works – in order to boost confidence within asset owners.
The UK's "rapidly maturing" solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market must adopt a service desk-style culture like that seen in the computing industry if contractors are to survive.
Silverlight Capital Partners is preparing to target between 600 and 800MW of operational UK solar assets in expectation that the secondary market will double within the next six months.