BlackRock has acquired an additional 57MW of operational UK solar as part of its £1 billion Kingfisher partnership with Lightsource BP.
Prolific solar investor NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made its maiden battery storage play, acquiring two utility-scale solar-plus-storage farms.
Foresight Solar Fund has announced the addition of five new solar parks to its portfolio, totalling 53.3MW in capacity.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has added a trio of new UK-based operational assets to its portfolio.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund said “strong operational management” had helped it beat “significantly” lower irradiation levels to deliver on-track earnings in H2 2017.
BlackRock Real Assets’ Kingfisher partnership has kicked into gear, acquiring 13.5MW of solar assets from developer CTF Solar, a unit of China Triumph.
Greencoat Capital has won the race to acquire the highly sought-after portfolio of UK solar assets developed by Canadian Solar.
Emerging players in the UK’s secondary solar market may struggle as portfolios become more disparate, heaping importance on owners having sufficient teams in place.
UK solar company Solarplicity has completed the sell-off of 133MW of solar in the UK, the proceeds from which will be used to fuel its ambitions as a vertically-integrated energy company.
Rockfire Capital has clinched the acquisition of Magnetar’s UK solar portfolio, propelling them towards the very top of UK Solar’s asset owner list.
Renewables investment group FIM Services has acquired two operational solar parks in the UK.
Greencoat Capital is busy plotting its next UK solar acquisitions after achieving the first close of its follow-up investment vehicle.
Veolia has received planning permission for a 70MW solar portfolio on landfill sites, with plans for many more; ReneSola has agreed to sell two ground-mounted PV projects to Greencoat Capital; and contractor Forrest has appointed Carillion's MD as its new chief executive.
As secondary market deals continue at apace, Liam Stoker looks at recent moves from the likely players and wonders who might emerge from the UK secondary solar market boom on top.
Foresight Solar Fund has said it is to take a “prudent approach” to acquiring more solar farms in the UK, as the firm continues to tap EPCs for liquidated damages.
Asset manager Cubico Sustainable Investments has announced that Stephen Riley has been named its new chief executive officer.
Greencoat Capital has made its second major solar acquisition after targeting the UK solar market, buying a 73.5MW portfolio from an unnamed consortium.
Foresight Solar Fund has set its sights on a new pipeline of solar assets with a capacity of 250MW and announced a new share issuing and placing programme to fund it.
Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville concludes his two-part breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity.
In a set of two blogs to be featured this week on Solar Power Portal, Finlay Colville provides the first ever full breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity, deployed as of the end of 2016, adding up to about 12GW of capacity.
Liam Stoker recaps five of the key themes that were discussed during this week's Solar Finance & Investment Europe conference, including how much UK solar capacity is up for grabs, Brexit, storage and where the smart money is going next.
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.
Liam Stoker talks to Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK solar at Foresight Group, about the future of the UK secondary market, how the result of the Brexit referendum could impact upon it, and how Foresight operates its assets after acquiring them.
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.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has confirmed it has now entered into letters of intent for 170MW worth of UK solar assets and expects to add more before the end of the year.
Hong Kong-based asset holder United Photovoltaics has made a splash in the secondary market, acquiring more than 80MW of operational UK solar assets.
Foresight Solar Fund is hoping to raise almost £30 million through a share issue in order to pursue a 200MW pipeline of UK assets.