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Tuesday 16 November, 2021

NextEnergy Solar Fnd

Director Notification

RNS Number : 5959S
NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited
16 November 2021
 

LEI: 213800ZPHCBDDSQH5447

16 November 2021

 

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited


("NESF" or the "Company")

 

Director Notification

 

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.14, NESF announces that Mrs Joanne Peacegood, Non-Executive Director, has informed the Company that she has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair to the Board of Castelnau Group Limited, a company which was listed on the Specialist Fund Segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange with effect from 18 October 2021.

 

For further information:

 

NextEnergy Capital Group

 

020 3746 0700

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

[email protected]

Aldo Beolchini

Ross Grier

Peter Hamid (Investor Relations)

 

 

 

 

RBC Capital Markets

 

020 7653 4000

Matthew Coakes

Elizabeth Evans

Kathryn Deegan

 

 

 

 

Cenkos Securities

 

020 7397 8900

James King

William Talkington

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shore Capital (Sponsor)

  Anita Ghanekar

 

Camarco

 

020 7408 4090

 

 

020 3781 8334

Owen Roberts

Eddie Livingstone-Learmonth

 

 

 

Apex Fund and Corporate Services (Guernsey) Limited

 

020 3530 3668

Nick Robilliard

 

Notes to Editors1:

 

About NextEnergy Solar Fund

NESF is a specialist solar power renewable energy investment company listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange that invests in operating utility-scale solar power plants.  The Company may invest up to 30% of its gross asset value in non-UK OECD countries, 15% in solar-focused private equity structures, and 10% in energy storage.

 

NESF currently has a diversified portfolio comprising 99 operating solar assets (primarily on agricultural, industrial, and commercial sites), and a $50m commitment into NextPower III (a private ESG solar infrastructure fund providing exposure to operating and in-development international solar assets).

 

The NESF portfolio has a combined installed power capacity of 893MW (including NextPower III MW on an equivalent look-through basis).

 

As at 30 June 2021, the Company had gross assets of £1,058 million and net assets of £580 million.

 

NESF's investment objective is to provide ordinary shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns, principally in the form of regular dividends, by investing in a diversified portfolio of primarily UK-based solar energy infrastructure assets.  The majority of long-term cash flows from its investments are inflation-linked.

 

For further information on NESF please visit nextenergysolarfund.com

 

Commitment to ESG

NESF is committed to ESG principles and responsible investment which make a meaningful contribution to reducing CO2 emissions through the generation of clean solar power.  NESF will only select investments that meet the requirements of NEC Group's Sustainable Investment Policy.  Based on this policy, NESF benefits from NEC's rigorous ESG due diligence on each investment.  NESF is committed to reporting on its ESG performance in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework and the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

 

NESF has been awarded the London Stock Exchange's Green Economy Mark and has been designated a Guernsey Green Fund by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

 

NESF's sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 can be accessed on the ESG section of both the NESF website (nextenergysolarfund.com/esg/) & NEC Group website (nextenergycapital.com/sustainability/transparency-and-reporting/).

 

 

About NextEnergy Capital Group ("NEC Group")

NESF is managed by the NextEnergy Capital Group, a specialist solar investment manager, which has a strong track record in sourcing, acquiring, and managing operating solar assets.  NEC Group is a leading player in the global solar investment sector and has over 200 team members with offices in UK, Italy, India, and the USA.  NEC Group has invested into 325 solar plants with assets under management of over $2.9bn across three institutional funds.

 

NextEnergy Capital Group donates at least 5% of its net annual profits to NextEnergy Foundation. NextEnergy Foundation is an international charity that was founded in 2016. Its mission is to participate proactively in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions, provide clean power sources in regions where they are not yet available, and contribute to poverty alleviation.

 

For further information on NEC Group please visit nextenergycapital.com  

For further information on NextEnergy Foundation visit nextenergyfoundation.org

 

About WiseEnergy

WiseEnergy is NEC Group's specialist operating asset management division.  NESF is differentiated by its access to WiseEnergy, which 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 2.2GW.

 

For further information on Wise Energy please visit wise-energy.com    

 

 

[1] Note: All financial data is as at 30 June 2021, being the latest date in respect of which NESF has published financial information

 

 

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