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Posted on August 09, 2018

Acquisition of 282 rooftop solar assets in the UK

NESF, a specialist investment company that invests primarily in UK solar power plants, is pleased to announce the signing and completion of a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of two portfolios of operating rooftop solar consisting of 282 assets, an overall installed capacity of 1.15MW. The first portfolio consists of 63 rooftop solar assets, of which 7 are commercial and the remaining residential, and the second portfolio consists of 219 residential rooftop assets. All 282 rooftop assets were connected to grid between 2011 and 2012 and receive feed-in-tariff subsidies and an export tariff. The average size of the residential installations is 2kW. The acquisition increases NESF's operating portfolio to 87 assets with a total capacity of 691MW and total investment value of £894m. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Distributed Generation: Minigrid Microgrid Zero Emission 2018-2038.
 
For further information:
 
NextEnergy Capital Limited
020 3746 0700
Michael Bonte-Friedheim
Aldo Beolchini
 
020 7894 7667
Robert Peel
 
Fidante Partners Europe Limited
020 7832 0900
Tom Skinner
Justin Zawoda-Martin
 
Shore Capital
020 7408 4090
Anita Ghanekar
 
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited
020 3037 2000
Nick Stamp
 
MHP Communications
020 3128 8100
Oliver Hughes
 
Ipes (Guernsey) Limited
01481 713 843
Nick Robilliard
 
NESF is a specialist investment company that invests primarily in operating solar power plants in the UK. It has the authority to invest up to 15% of its Gross Asset Value in operating solar power plants in OECD countries outside the UK. The Company's objective is to secure attractive shareholder returns through RPI-linked dividends and long-term capital growth. The Company achieves this by acquiring solar power plants on agricultural, industrial and commercial sites. NESF has raised equity proceeds of £592m since its initial public offering on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in April 2014. It also has credit facilities outstanding of c.£365m in place (£149m from a syndicate including MIDIS, NAB and CBA; MIDIS: £54m; ING £32m; UniCredit £32m; Santander £40m; and Bayerische Landesbank £58m).
NESF is differentiated by its access to NextEnergy Capital Group (NEC Group), its Investment Manager, which has a strong track record in sourcing, acquiring and managing operating solar assets. WiseEnergy is NEC Group's specialist operating asset management division and over the course of its activities has provided operating asset management, monitoring, technical due diligence and other services to over 1,300 utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 1.9 GW.
 
Further information on NESF, NEC Group and WiseEnergy is available at www.nextenergysolarfund.com External Link, www.nextenergycapital.com External Link and www.wise-energy.eu External Link.
 
Luke Briggs
Senior Account Executive
MHP Communications
6 Agar Street, London, WC2N 4HN
Tel: +44 (0)20 3128 8100
Direct Dial: +44(0)20 3128 8778
Mobile: +447860 821978
 
Source: MHP Communications