NextEnergy SolFnd Ld


RNS Number : 7641P
NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited
22 November 2016

22 November 2016

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited (the "Company")

Acquisition of a plant with capacity of 5MWp and an investment value of £4.4m

·          Share purchase agreement exchanged to acquire the 5MWp Kentishes solar plant

·          Completion of acquisition expected in the first half of 2017

·          The plant is nearing the end of construction and is set to be accredited under 1.2 Renewable Obligation Certificate ("ROC") regime qualifying for the significant investment grace period

·          NESF has now secured 34 assets totalling 419 MWp with a total investment value of £485 million since its IPO in April 2014


NESF is pleased to announce the signing of the share purchase agreement to acquire the Kentishes solar plant.  The plant, located in Essex, is currently under construction and is expected to be connected well in advance of the 31 March 2017 deadline for achieving 1.2 ROC accreditation.

The Company is familiar with the vendor, having acquired six separate solar power plants from it previously.  The completion of the acquisition will follow accreditation and is expected to take place within the first half of 2017.


For further information:

NextEnergy Capital Limited

020 3239 9054

Michael Bonte-Friedheim


Aldo Beolchini


Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

020 7894 7667

Sue Inglis


Fidante Capital

020 7832 0900

Robert Peel

Justin Zawoda-Martin

Shore Capital

020 7408 4090

Bidhi Bhoma

Anita Ghanekar

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited

020 3037 2000

Nick Stamp

MHP Communications

020 3128 8100

Andrew Leach / Jamie Ricketts / Rebecca Emery


Notes to Editors:

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF)

NESF is a specialist investment company that invests in operating solar power plants in the UK.  Its 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 approximately £465m since its initial public offering on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in April 2014.  It also has credit facilities of £210.0m in place (Macquarie and Santander: £88.5m, of which £43.0m is drawn; MIDIS: £44.9m; Bayerische Landesbank: £44.9m; and NIBC: £21.7m).

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, providing solar asset management, monitoring and other services to over 1,250 utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 1.7 GW.

Further information on NESF, NEC Group and WiseEnergy is available at, and

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