Launch of Nara Solar – a New European Solar Development Platform
- Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and Univergy International announce the creation of Nara Solar
- Nara Solar will specialise in the development of small to utility scale early-stage photovoltaic solar energy projects
- Headquartered in Madrid, the platform will operate across Europe to develop an initial pipeline of over 700MW across Spain, France and the Netherlands
March 11, 2019 07:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LONDON & EDINBURGH, Scotland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nara Solar, a new European solar energy developer, announces its launch. A 50:50 joint venture between Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG)  and Univergy International , Nara Solar will develop small to utility scale, early-stage solar projects from its operational base in Spain.
Nara Solar will initially develop Univergy International’s existing European portfolio of over 35 projects, totalling more than 700MW. Headquartered in Madrid, and operating from four offices in Spain, the Spanish market will be a central focus for Nara Solar where it will look to triple the capacity of its current Spanish portfolio over the next year.
The European market offers significant opportunities for solar development. Over 93GW of new solar energy capacity is anticipated to be installed across Europe between 2018 -2022, with over 8GW in Spain, representing an annual Spanish growth rate of 21%. Solar power is now one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy across Europe and 2018 saw the delivery of the first subsidy-free PPA backed solar projects delivered in Spain .
Yago Acon, CEO of Nara Solar, said: ‘The European solar market is gearing up a period of significant growth, particularly in Spain where falling costs have stimulated a reawakening of the industry. It’s an exciting time to be creating a new solar development platform that will generate new investment opportunities and help stimulate the growth of solar energy across Europe.’
Notes to Editors
 Green Investment Group Limited (GIG) is a specialist in green infrastructure project development and principal investment. Its track record, expertise and capability make it a global leader in green investment, dedicated to supporting the growth of the global green economy. As part of the Macquarie Group, it is one of the world’s largest teams of specialist green investors.
 Univergy International is a renewable energy development company specialising in the development, construction and operation of photovoltaic solar energy projects. Based in Tokyo and Madrid, the group is active in almost every continent through its global project portfolio of over 2.6GW.
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