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Solar Group Utilities Ltd wins contract for the operations and maintenance of solar in the UK

BY DARREN LEWIS | 12-10-23

Solar Group Utilities is proud to announce the signing of a framework agreement with NextEnergy Solar Fund, a specialist solar fund, after a successful tender run by WiseEnergy. The agreement will see Solar Group Utilities provide O&M services across 11 solar farms with a combined capacity of c.60MW this year, with the potential for further assets to be rolled into the framework.

The expected portfolio will see Solar Group Utilities enhance its growth trajectory and will enable its continued presence as a serious contender in the solar operations & maintenance field.

With over 20 years of experience, Solar Group Utilities has been a white-label partner to the biggest O&M companies in the UK but has now earned its place amongst the industry's leading players.

Darren Lewis, MD of SGU says:

“As SGU continues to thrive and expand within the UK market, we are thrilled at the opportunity to join forces with WiseEnergy and NextEnergy Group to support their operations and maintenance. This exciting partnership presents a chance for us to further grow and thrive together, working collaboratively to achieve our mutual goals in the most effective and efficient manner. We look forward to a close working relationship with a company that shares our passion for excellence and is committed to working hand-in-hand to achieve success.

Founded in 2009, WiseEnergy® is NextEnergy Group’s operating asset manager. WiseEnergy is a leading specialist operating asset manager in the solar sector. WiseEnergy provides solar asset management, monitoring and technical due diligence services to over 1,350 utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 1.8GW. WiseEnergy clients comprise leading banks and equity financiers in the energy and infrastructure sector.

Dan Kingscote, Commercial and Strategic Projects Manager at WiseEnergy says

“We see a real space for the entry of a new specialist player into the O&M market and are excited to work with SGU as they continue to grow. Throughout the tender, we were impressed by SGU’s enthusiasm, dedication and the alignment to the values which we tried to bring out in the tender process. We look forward to seeing their hands on approach being applied to our assets”


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Darren is responsible for all operational aspects of our service provision. This includes site survey, workflow, training and the assessment, onboarding and development of our contract partners. With 20 Years in Electrical Installation and PV, there is a huge amount of industry change that he has been an integral part of and his approach is that every day brings a new opportunity for further process improvement.

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