List of the 50 largest renewable energy investors in the United Kingdom [2024]

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Get access to our list of the most important UK renewable energy investors (like Lightsource BP or Green Investment Group etc.) as an excel file for 199,99€. Investors are owners of renewable assets like wind parks or solar farms, being interested in acquiring new assets. The list includes further information (like executives’ names, LinkedIn accounts, contact details, etc.). The list includes free-of-charge updates and additional entries for one year, sent out via email.

Last update: 09th January, 2024
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This list is an excerpt of our List of the 350 largest renewable energy investors in Europe

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The United Kingdom is one of the most important players in the renewable energy market. Not only has the government set ambitious goals for the future of renewables in the power market, but also investments are as high as ever. The UK has invested heavily in research and development of new technologies and is considered a pioneer in many, for example for green hydrogen. The favorable location for renewable energy, with strong winds and a long coastline, makes the UK an ideal location for offshore wind farms, attracting investments from all over the world. Accordingly, the investment market in the UK is highly competitive – even nationally there is a large number of investors with great expertise.  The following article presents three renewable energy investors based in the UK.

1. Lightsource BP (London)

Lightsource BP is one of the world’s largest renewable energy players and – as the name suggests – specialises in solar energy. As a project developer, the company is ranked third worldwide, and Lightsource BP, based in London, also acts as an international investor in multiple renewable energy projects.

Update 2024: End of November 2023, bp has finalized a deal to acquire the remaining 50.03% stake in Lightsource bp.

2. Green Investment Group Limited (Edinburgh)

Green Investment Group Limited is part of the Macquarie Group and is also one of the most important players in the UK renewable energy market. Based in Edinburgh, the company has a diversified portfolio and invests in energy storage systems and even green hydrogen in addition to the more traditional assets (offshore and onshore) wind and solar. Since its foundation in 2012, the investor has been able to build up a project pipeline with a considerable 85GW.

3. Cubico Sustainable Investments (London)

Cubico Sustainable Investments is a globally active renewables company. As the name suggests, Cubico focuses on sustainable investments with a focus on onshore wind and solar energy projects. Founded in 2015, the company is based in London and operates mainly in Europe, Australia and the Americas.

Update 2024: Cubico Sustainable Investments has made significant moves in Mexico, acquiring Renantis Mexico and forming a strategic partnership with Sowitec Group. These transactions bring Cubico’s development portfolio to 2.2 GW, in addition to its three operational projects, reinforcing its commitment to advancing renewable energy in the country.

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Renewables.Digital is part of the company builder Isar Digital Ventures. Through years of experience, we have built up intensive expertise in research, which also benefits Renewables.Digital. Our research team scans news reports, works with investors and project developers and analyses the latest renewable energy projects. Our state-of-the-art crawler technology allows us to regularly update and extend our lists. All entries that are included in the list can also be retrieved through our online database. In case we missed an important investor, please submit it here.

Finding the right investors for energy projects in the United Kingdom

The list is ideal for finding suitable UK-based investors for your renewable energy project. By using the filter option in our Excel list, you can find suitable investors according to your individual needs. For example, with a few clicks you can identify which renewable energy investors headquartered in London are focused on solar projects. Or you can filter for investors who specialise in green hydrogen projects.

Different types of green energy investors covered

Our list mainly includes three different types of renewable energy investors: asset- and investment-managers, utilities, and family offices. Asset managers are investing in the name of institutional investors and managing a renewables portfolio for their funds. That includes operating the portfolio, selling the energy through PPAs and on the free market, and acquiring new assets. Utilities are acquiring – and in some cases building on their own – renewable assets to ensure CO2-neutral and cheap energy supply for their customers. Family offices – the investment firms of high net worth families – recently started to invest in renewables and also to acquire wind and solar parks.

Included columns in our investor database

The list includes all publicly available information or data points shared by the investors themselves. For instance, specific information like installed capacity are only included when stated on the website.

  • Company Name
  • Legal form
  • Stock listed?
  • Ticker symbol
  • URL
  • Country
  • City
  • Postcode
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • LinkedIn Account of C-Level Executives
  • Onshore Wind?
  • Offshore Wind?
  • Solar?
  • Hydro?
  • Tidal?
  • Hydrogen projects?
  • Geothermal?
  • Energy storage?
  • PPA?
  • Type of Investor (Asset-/Investmentmanager, Family Office, Utility, IPP (Independent Power Producer))
  • Executives
  • Regional Focus
  • Installed capacity in MW

Picture Source: Michael Wilson & American Public Power Association (25.04.2023)


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