Developing our future energy.

Your partner for the solar century

From pioneering solar company to international developer

Solarcentury has embarked on the most exciting stage of its twenty year history. We are growing further into an international utility-scale solar developer. We finance, develop, construct, own and operate our own large-scale projects. This approach is enabling us to accelerate our mission of making a positive difference in the fight against climate change.

  • Evolution

    Solarcentury was one of the earliest solar PV companies in the UK. Our technical excellence and broad portfolio established us as the market leader. Today we operate at a gigawatt scale across four continents.

  • Approach

    We offer an integrated approach to development, financing, operating and construction. Our regionally based teams all bring world-class experience and expertise to our clients.

  • Mission

    Solar PV is one of the key technologies that will deliver a zero carbon world quickly and economically. This is the solar century.

Integrated model

We offer an integrated end-to-end service: developing, structuring finance, building and operating solar projects at commercial and utility scale. And we work with partners to bring solar and storage to their customers’ homes.

We’re committed to making solar more accessible and attractive, including via our own BIPV (building integrated) products and our investment into storage and diesel hybrid.

We can offer some or all of the services below depending on client requirements.

Development & Sales


Site identification and design, securing connections, permitting and PPAs.



Structuring and sourcing project finance (alongside framework partner Capital Stage AG).



EPC management, using Solarcentury's experience and warranty strength with trusted networks of contractors.

Ownership & Operations


Monitoring and analysis, site operation and maintenance, asset management, site ownership.


An international portfolio

A selection of some of our projects spanning the globe

Solarcentury has been active in Latin America since 2012, with a pipeline of major projects in Chile since 2015. In April 2017, we completed our largest Latin American project to date, 40MWp Doña Carmen ground mount.

Solarcentury heeft in de afgelopen tien jaar een aantal dak- en grondinstallaties ontwikkeld in Duitsland. Zoals overal in een volwassen markt, wordt de toekomstige groei gedreven door de kosteneffectiviteit van de technologie, waarbij in Duitsland de zonne-energie op de schaal van nutsbedrijven al goedkoper is dan de marktprijs voor de groothandel. Hierdoor is zonne-energie financieel aantrekkelijk voor commerciële en industriële klanten.

Our Nairobi office was established in 2013 and quickly gained a reputation for expertise and delivery across a range of solar applications, including pioneering hybrid and off-grid systems. Solarcentury has delivered a number of major projects in Kenya and has a strong pipeline across the wider East Africa region.

Solarcentury has developed a range of rooftop and ground-mount projects in Germany over the past decade. As elsewhere in mature solar markets, future growth will be driven by the cost effectiveness of the technology, with utility-scale solar in Germany already below the wholesale market price, which makes solar financially viable for a range of commercial and industrial clients.

Solarcentury has long experience of the Spanish market dating back to 2007. Today Solarcentury Iberia has a strong development pipeline in place and is well placed to take advantage of the new Spanish renewable energy auctions.

Mexico is an increasingly important market for Solarcentury. We established our Mexico office in 2014 and partnering with JinkoSolar, we won two large projects in the country’s 2016 renewable energy auction. In total we are developing over 200 MWp of projects won in the 2016 and 2017 auctions, with a very large further pipeline for deployment through to the 2020s.

Solarcentury completed our first unsubsidised solar farm in Panama in 2016. Earlier this year, our regional hub business in Panama City was boosted by the acquisition of a 400 MWp pipeline from local investment partner ECOSolar.

Solarcentury has been active in South Africa since 2013, delivering commercial rooftop projects. South Africa is a market that we expect to grow significantly over the next five years.

Solarcentury has had a team in The Netherlands since 2012 and has built up a project pipeline of nearly 300 MWp. Our track record includes building the country’s largest solar farm to date in 2015 and winning 46 MWp in the Netherlands auction in 2017. Solar is forecast to continue enjoying strong growth in The Netherlands and it is one of Solarcentury’s core markets.

Solarcentury has been at the forefront of the UK solar sector since we were founded in London in 1998. We’ve won multiple project and product awards, including The Queen’s Award for Innovation. We were the first company to deploy more than 500 MWp in the UK, including world-leading installations, such as Blackfriars solar bridge in London. Solarcentury is IKEA’s solar homes partner, with this international scheme launching in the UK in 2015.

The team

The highly qualified Solarcentury team is world-class, over 150 professionals led by senior executives with extensive experience in the renewable energy and power sector.

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  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom
  • Benelux
  • España
  • France
  • Deutschland
  • México
  • Panamá
  • Chile
  • Kenya
  • Africa - other

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Making a difference in the fight against climate change

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