For the third year in a row Solarplaza is glad to share with you the latest edition of our ‘’Top 70 PV portfolios in Europe’’ overview. In recent years, falling government support, increasing competition and harsh financial outlooks have continuously been spurring market consolidation, with fewer owners holding portfolios of increasing sizes. And so the secondary market in Europe has become even more active with a record level of mergers and acquisition.


Top 70 overview portfolios

# Name Size '16* Size '15* Size '14* Role Headquarters Source
1 Lightsource Renewable Energy 1,042.70942,70 608.40 Developer / OwnerUnited Kingdom Link
2 Enerparc AG (since Sept, 2015) 992.20 749.00 700.00 IPP / InvestorGermanyLink
3 Foresight Group (until April, 2016) 705.00 404.50 206.00 Investor / Fund / Asset ManagerUnited KingdomLink
4 Aquila Capital 505.00 477.70 355.50 InvestorGermanyLink
5 EDF Energies Nouvelles 445.00 575.60 656.50 UtilityFranceLink
6 NextEnergy Solar Fund 413.70 217.00 - InvestorUnited KingdomLink
7 Capital Stage AG 396.70 391.70 339.50 IPP / InvestorGermanyLink
8 KGAL 384.00 373.00 335.40 IPP / InvestorGermanyLink
9 RTR Energy 334.00 318.00 318.00 IPPItalyLink
10 Bluefield Solar Income Fund Ltd 319.17 262.50 158.00 InvestorUnited KingdomLink
11 CEE-group 291.00 273.00 235.00 Investor/ Owner/ OperatorGermanyLink
12 Abengoa Solar 263.60 11.70 11.70 Developer / OwnerSpainLink
13 Renewable Energy Capital Partners 232.40232.40 232.40 Asset ManagerGermanyLink
14 DIF 227.3075.20 171.10 InvestorThe NetherlandsCompany Contact
15 Wattner 221.00232.80 230.30 Owner / DeveloperGermanyLink
16 Silver Ridge Power 212.40212.30 212.30 UtilityUSALink
17 Diamond Generating Europe 200.0095.00 94.00 IPPUnited KingdomLink
18 Enel Green Power 199.50221.00 221.00 UtilityItalyLink
19 Primrose Solar 193.60173.70 126.20 InvestorUnited KingdomLink
20 Quercus Swiss Life Italian Solar Srl 188.3094.70 - InvestorLuxembourgLink
21 Glennmont Partners 186.00186.00 168.00 InvestorUnited KingdomLink
22 Low Carbon 177.50177.30 198.90 InvestorUnited KingdomLink
23 Sonnedix 163.7077.60 73.40 IPPFranceLink
24 Fotowatio (FSL) 148.00147.00 147.00 Developer / OwnerSpainLink
25 The Renewables Infrastructure Group 147.60119.00 62.50 InvestorGuernseyLink
26 T-Solar Group Global Operating Assets 142.45168.00 167.70 IPPSpainLink
27 Allianz Renewable Energy Fund 135.70**135.70 - InvestorGermany-
28 SUSI Partners AG 130.00126.50 116.20 InvestorSwitzerlandCompany Contact
29 CEZ Group 127.69125.10 - UtilityCzech RepublicLink
30 Infrared Capital Partners 126.20**126.20 119.00 InvestorUnited Kingdom-
31 Quadran 113.00107.00 82.00 IPPFranceLink
32 Akuo Energy 111.7098.70 119.30 IPPFranceLink
33 Obton A/S 110.0073.80 70.50 InvestorDenmarkLink
34 Voigt & Collegen 104.50102.20 71.40 InvestorGermanyCompany Contact
35 Solarig Group 101.80**101.80 31.70 IPPSpain-
36 EAM Solar 151.7027.50 6.60 InvestorNorwayLink
37 Colexon Energy AG / 7C Solarparken 86.0063.90 - IPPGermanyLink
38 Hazel Capital LLP 81.10111.00 80.00 Investor / DeveloperUnited KingdomLink
39 Azienda Solare Italiana 77.1077.00 77.00 InvestorFranceLink
40 Eneco 76.0058.90 - UtilityThe NetherlandsLink
41 Platina Energy Partners 75.0075.00 75.00 InvestorUnited Kingdom-
42 Allianz Capital Partners 74.0074.00 74.00 InvestorGermanyLink
43 Origis Energy 73.3082.60 77.20 Developer / OwnerBelgiumLink
44 Tenergie 73.0069.90 59.10 IPP / Investor / EPCFranceLink
45 Marguerite Fund 72.0072.00 72.00 InvestorLuxembourgLink
46 OPDE 70.0048.10 48.60 Developer / OwnerSpainLink
47 HgCapital 61.0061.00 61.00 InvestorUKLink
48 Graziella Green Power 60.0058.00 58.20 IPPItalyLink
49 FORVEI 60.0060.00 - InvestorItalyLink
50 Etrion (only plants in EU) 60.0060.00 60.00 IPPSwitzerlandLink
51 VEI Green 60.0071.00 - InvestorItalyLink
52 E.ON 56.7056.70 61.00 UtilityGermany-
53 Solar Ventures 50.0050.00 50.00 IPPItalyLink
54 Solar Investment Group 49.0048.10 - InvestorItalyLink
55 Enovos 44.2044.20 44.20 UtilityLuxembourgLink
56 Sunflower 43.6043.40 45.50 InvestorIsraelLink
57 Greentech Energy Systems 42.8538.00 38.00 IPPDenmarkLink
58 Volteo Energie 40.0040.00 - Developer / OwnerItalyLink
59 Orka Power 34.3018.20 29.80 IPPBelgiumLink
60 Ellomay Capital 30.5031.00 31.00 InvestorIsraelLink
61 Euroenergy 30.0030.50 30.50 IPPUKLink
62 Nordic Solar Energy A/S 24.2024.20 11.20 InvestorDenmarkLink
63 Sunrock Investments 21.9310.00 - InvestorBelgiumLink
64 API Nova Energia 20.3013.80 - UtilityItalyLink
65 GE Energy Financial Services 20.0020.00 31.00 InvestorUSACompany Contact
66 Scatec Solar 20.0020.00 - IPPNorwayLink
67 Contour Global 19.0016.50 19.00 IPPUSALink
68 Voltalia 16.5016.50 12.00 IPPFranceLink
69 SILFAB Srl 15.9015.90 15.90 Developer / OwnerItalyLink
70 Element Power Group 15.0014.80 - Developer / OwnerUKLink
* Sizes in MWp
** As new info was not available the number of 2015 has been considered


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