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Two more sponsor members announced by Solar Energy UK

Solar Energy UK 
1 March 2024

Solar Energy UK welcomes two more top-tier sponsor members: British Solar Renewables and Statkraft.

The association looks forward to working more strategically with these two champions of the UK’s solar industry, which will benefit from greater insight and collaboration on public affairs. The enhanced funding will also allow Solar Energy UK to expand its staffing and advocacy work further.

The two companies follow EDF, GivEnergy, Lightsource BP, NextEnergy Group, RWE, Schroders Greencoat, Segen and SSE, announced as sponsor members in November.[1]

Statkraft is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. It focuses on the development, production, and sale of hydropower, wind power, solar power, and other renewable energy sources. The company also engages in trading energy, providing energy management services, and developing innovative solutions for a sustainable energy future. Statkraft operates in multiple countries and is committed to driving the transition to a low-carbon energy system. It acquired pioneering UK solar developer Solarcentury in 2020.

British Solar Renewables is one of the largest integrated solar developers in the UK. The company develops, builds and manages utility-scale solar and battery energy storage projects for developers and investors in the UK and internationally, having developed 617MW of capacity over the past decade, across 59 projects, aiming to secure a 60% net gain in biodiversity for each site submitted for planning permission. 

“Bringing the tally of sponsor members to ten is an important milestone for Solar Energy UK, and more generally for efforts to meet the 70GW target for photovoltaic capacity across the nation. We look forward to working with British Solar Renewables and Statkraft, and continuing to work alongside our other sponsor members, to reach that vital goal,” said Solar Energy UK’s Chief Executive Chris Hewett. 

“We’re absolutely thrilled to step into the sponsorship tier of membership with Solar Energy UK. Through their direction and the partnership with ten other like-minded and passionate businesses, we’re dedicated to driving positive change and collectively steering our industry and the UK to meet our net zero future,” said BSR’s Chief Commercial Officer Rob Peters.

Charlotte Healey, Statkraft’s Head of Solar, said: “I’m delighted Statkraft is becoming a sponsor member of Solar Energy UK, formally recognising our shared commitment to driving forward the UK’s solar industry. It’s a crucial time for the industry to unite in order to reach the 70GW solar target that is so critical to bringing down consumer bills, improving energy security, whilst also bringing benefits to communities and wildlife.”

[1] New sponsor members revealed by Solar Energy UK

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