As the second largest owner and manager of solar assets in Europe, and with plants operating globally, we have been generating clean energy for almost ten years. We have 10 funds dedicated to investing into solar, and our 85 global plants have an installed capacity of more than 900MW – that’s enough to power 270,000 homes.
Recently we completed the acquisition of 72MW (peak) Shotwick solar farm. Shotwick is the largest solar farm in the UK and it comprises the largest private wire in Europe, which makes it unique, in that it enables the nearby UPM Paper Mill to be powered by up to 100% renewable energy during daylight hours. UPM is able to buy renewable power at a cheaper rate directly from our Shotwick solar farm than they could fossil fuel from the National Grid – proving the viablity of renewable power at a large industrial scale.
Sound too good to be true? Tim Humpage, from British Solar Renewables explains how we’ve achieved this.
This is just one example of how our specialists are helping make a better future for our investors, for our investee companies, for our partners, for our colleagues and ultimately for the world in which we live.
See how we are making a positive impact in other sectors:
Funding the roll out of smart meters across the UK - working with more than 50 gas and electricity distributors to install smart meters in offices factories and homes, fostering smarter energy usage. Click here to view the case study.
Growing the economy through regional investment – making long term investments into SMEs promoting regional growth, innovation and productivity. Click here to view the case study.
Turning landfill into renewable energy - our 31 waste projects divert more than 900,000 tonnes from landfill every year. Click here to view the case study.