NextEnergy extends solar acquisitions

NextEnergy Solar Fund has acquired ten operating solar plants with a total installed capacity of 46.6MWp. All ten assets were connected during 2016 and 2017, with subsidies including both renewable obligations certificates and feed-in-tariffs.

The solar plants are :

  • Fiskerton (13.0MWp, Lincolnshire)
  • Thornborough Grounds (5.0MWp, Buckinghamshire)
  • Sywell (5.0MWp, Northamptonshire)
  • Temple Normanton (4.9MWp, Derbyshire)
  • Brafield (4.9MWp, Northamptonshire)
  • Balhearty (4.8MWp, Clackmannanshire)
  • Little Irchester (4.7MWp, Northamptonshire)
  • Coton Park (2.5MWp, Derbyshire)
  • Huddlesford House (0.9MWp, Staffordshire)
  • Huddlesford Park Lane (0.9MWp, Staffordshire)

NextEnergy now has around 70 solar plants totalling over 600MW and said it aimed to acquire more.

Previous acquisitions include Salcey Farm and Pierces Farm, with a total capacity of 7.2MWp and integrated battery storage with a combined capacity of 1MW, acquired in May for £9.3 million. 

Gilley’s Dam, acquired in December, is the fund’s first plant with a long-term take-or-pay power purchase agreement with an industrial counterpart.

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