List of 75 largest renewable energy developers in the United Kingdom [2024]

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Get access to our list of the most important UK renewable energy developers  as an excel file for 199,99€. Developers create new renewable assets like solar parks and wind farms. The list includes further information (like executives’ names, contact details, etc.).  The list includes free-of-charge updates and additional entries for one year, sent out via email.

Last update: 19th February, 2024

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This list is an excerpt of our database of the 575 largest European renewable energy developers.

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Solar energy developers from the UK

List of 3 Renewable Energy Developers in the United Kingdom

Due to the geographic and climatic of the United Kingdom, many developers for renewable energy systems are based there. Especially Onshore wind projects are realized by those developers, which is why these entrepreneurs usually have a lot of experience. In this article, the top three developers in field of renewable energy from the United Kingdom will be presented.

1. Banks Renewables Limited (Durham)

Banks Renewables Limited is part of the Banks Group, a family firm founded in 1976. The Durham-based renewable energy developer is involved in all stages of project development, working closely with landowners. The company has a diverse expertise and develops wind, solar and battery storage projects – as of 2022, Bank Renewables has an installed capacity of 223MW in their portfolio. The project developer has Onshore wind and solar energy projects all over the United Kingdom.

Update 2024: Banks Renewables was acquired by Brookfield Asset Management in December 2023 and is now rebranding as OnPath Energy. OnPath Energy has outlined its extensive pipeline, which exceeds 4GW of renewable capacity. This includes 11 operational onshore wind farms located across Scotland and northern England.

2. Green Investment Group (Edinburgh)

The Green Investment Group was acquired by the Sydney base Macquarie Group Limited after five years in the field of green infrastructure. Therefore, the Edinburgh developer represents one of the world’s largest specialized green infrastructure investor and developer team with the overall goal to expedite the energy transition. While the GIG manages renewable energy projects worldwide, their portfolio of developed projects includes offshore wind parks as well as solar farms and onshore wind farms. Solely the offshore wind parks produce approximately 8 GW of wind energy.

3. Lightsource BP (London)

The pioneer in the development of solar energy parks, Lightsource BP, were able to realize renewable energy projects in 14 different countries. Based on their mission to transform the energy generation to a more sustainable way, the developer implements the projects by using the newest technologies. While aiming the renunciation from the emission generation energy supply chain, the London based developer is striving to drive the energy transition further forward. During the last years, Lightsource BP was able to develop projects with a total capacity of 3 GW and a global 16 GW pipeline project. In 2023, Lightsource sold a finished solar project in the UK involving 300 MW of installed capacity to the global energy producer Sonnedix.

Renewable energy developers from the UK

Developers for Renewable energy in the United KingdomMap United Kingdom renewable energy developers

The need for renewable energy sources is pressing around the world, including the United Kingdom. In order to implement effective projects, project developers are needed – starting with the selection of suitable sites, through design, to the actual planning of renewable energy sites, such as solar or wind farms, or other green energies such as biomass, hydro or tidal energy, and geothermal energy.

Our list enables landowners, investors and other companies to find suitable partners. In order to compile our list, our team screens renewable energy deals in Europe and the UK and analyzes the involved parties. In case we missed a relevant renewable energy developer, you can submit a new listing here. In case we made an error on a certain firm – for instance not mentioning an asset – you can always report an error on the respective page. Through crowdsourcing, we consequently improve our list.

Included columns in our renewable energy developers list

  • Company Name
  • Legal form
  • URL
  • Country
  • City
  • Postcode
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Onshore Wind?
  • Offshore Wind?
  • Solar?
  • Biomass?
  • Geothermal?
  • Hydro?
  • Hydrogen projects?
  • Energy storage?
  • PPAs?
  • IPP?
  • Installed capacity
  • LinkedIn of Management
  • Management
  • Regional Focus
  • Founding year

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