NextEnergy Solar Fund secures £150 million refinancing as it narrows in on ‘significant pipeline’

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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Number of UK asset holders to drop in coming years as consolidation takes hold

The number of large-scale solar asset holders will rapidly reduce over the next few years as consolidation takes hold of the UK market, according to a panel convened on the first day of the Solar Finance & Investment Europe conference in London.

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Allianz buys 100MW of UK solar from BayWa r.e.

Allianz Global Investors has splashed the cash to acquire around 100MW of UK solar from BayWa r.e., in what is the German developer’s largest single transaction to date.

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BayWa r.e. taking aim at UK O&M market share with Green Hedge acquisition

BayWa r.e. is aiming to leverage its international presence and scale to improve the standard of O&M services for UK customers following its acquisition of Green Hedge Operational Services.

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METKA EGN to complete 75MW by ROC deadline

METKA EGN has announced EPC contract wins for 75MW of new UK projects, the largest being a 20MW storage project, as the company restates its commitment to the UK market.

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JLEN seeks £25 million through bookbuilding process

John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) is seeking to raise £25 million by way of an initial placing under a fundraising programme to finance a near term pipeline of solar, wind and biomass projects.

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Longroad Energy acquires 3GW US solar portfolio from 7X Energy

Developer and asset manager Longroad Energy Holdings has acquired a 3GW US-based solar development portfolio from Austin-based renewables firm 7X Energy.

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BayWa r.e. acquires Green Hedge O&M division

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.

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Record 70GW solar added globally last year despite reduced investment – BNEF

Solar deployment grew to a record 70GW worldwide last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) estimates, despite a decline in overall clean energy investment.

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UAE to invest US$163 billion in clean energy by 2050

Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the UAE’s new energy strategy for the next 30 years.

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Enel Group launches first green bond totalling €1.25 billion

The Enel Group has launched its first ever green bond on the European market, totalling €1.25 billion.

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