Foresight Group has boosted its UK-based solar investment team with the appointment of Ricardo Piñeiroas Investment Manager.  Based in Foresight’s Sevenoaks office, Piñeirowill be primarily focused on managing Foresight’s existing solar portfolio and assisting on new transactions across UK and Europe.

Piñeiro comes to Foresight from Espirito Santo Investment, where he worked for three years in the project finance division as a manager with a special focus on transport, energy, oil and gas.

Bernard Fairman, Chairman of Foresight said, “Foresight is a leading UK solar investor and we are keen to bolster our specialist solar team in order that we can continue to maximise opportunities for investment in the growing renewable energy sector.  Ricardo’s specific energy experience will ensure he plays a key role in managing our solar investments, identifying opportunities and establishing strong relationships in the sector.”

Ricardo Piñeiro added, “Foresight has a strong reputation, particularly in identifying and managing solar investments, and it is leading the way in this area.  The depth of Foresight’s relationships across the sector and geographically is what attracted me to the role. I look forward to helping Foresight build on these opportunities and on the success of its existing solar funds.”

Foresight has investments and local teams in three major solar jurisdictions, Italy, Spain and the UK.