About Solarcentury

Evolution and vision

Solarcentury was founded in 1998, initially focusing on innovative solar solutions for homes.

From humble beginnings, we’ve developed into a company with the engineering and commercial skills to take solar from niche to mainstream.

Our engineering capability enabled us to lead in the British solar farm market, becoming the first company to deploy more than 500MWp in the UK. In 2016, we were named the top EPC company in the UK “by some margin”.

Now in our twentieth year, Solarcentury has deployed well over 1GWp of solar across 1000 sites in four continents as well as helping over 25,000 homeowners go solar. And our UK expertise is now being successfully exported. Current projects include major ground-mounted developments in the Netherlands, Mexico, Chile and Spain.

Today we provide our partners with opportunities for acquisition and development in multiple markets and the ability to deploy capital at scale. We provide an end-to-end service: developing, structuring finance, building and operating solar projects. We have a 3GWp pipeline across four continents, with offices in seven countries, in addition to our UK Headquarters.

Approach

Our team is highly qualified, with over 150 professionals led by senior executives with extensive experience in solar. We are backed by an experienced Board that includes VantagePoint Venture Partners, Ecos Sustainable Equity, Scottish Equity Partners, Zouk Capital and our founder Dr Jeremy Leggett.

The management team has over 100 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector, backed by a local development teams. In our careers, we have developed over 10GWp, constructed 3GWp and financed more than 2GWp of renewable assets.

We have teams in the UK, Spain, Netherlands, France Germany, Mexico, Chile and Panama. Our skilled teams have a track record of working successfully with trusted partners. This includes success in international renewable energy auctions in Mexico, France, Spain and the Netherlands. Jinko Solar has described Solarcentury as “becoming a key player in the Latin American market.”

Our investment in core target markets in Europe and Latin America has created a development pipeline of over 3 GWp.

Mission

Solarcentury is in business for a purpose: to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change through the widespread adoption of solar power.

The world’s leading investors and analysts agree that “subsidy-free” solar exists in multiple markets. As solar prices continue to fall, production capacity increases, and the industry continues to innovate. Solar is quick to deploy and scalable; it is unquestionably proven in its ability to deliver energy transition at scale and at speed; disrupting traditional utility models in the process.

We are a big believer in helping solar change our world for the better:

  • We contribute 5% of net profit every year to the charity we founded, SolarAid, which aims to eradicate polluting, expensive kerosene lamps from Africa.
  • We develop a habitat and biodiversity plans for each ground-mounted project we develop.
  • We engage with local organisations schools and homeowners to help them understand more about global warming and solar energy.
  • Our projects are managed to high environmental standards from the procurement phase to the construction, recycling materials and composting food waste. We hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and are members of PV Cycle (UK).

An introduction from Frans, our CEO

Frans van den Heuvel video

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