About Solar 21
Investing in the global low-carbon economy

About

Generating renewable energy is an integral part of global energy policy.

Since the Kyoto Protocol came into force in 2005, hundreds of governments around the world have set ambitious climate change and sustainability objectives.

More recently, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which came into force in November 2016, focused global efforts on the goal of keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Dramatically reducing harmful emissions is a key way of stabilising global temperatures. This has led to a movement away from fossil fuels.

To meet this common objective, national governments have implemented incentive schemes to encourage investment in renewable energy production. Now well established, these schemes have gone a long way to meeting emissions targets.

To find out more about Solar 21’s opportunities, speak to a qualified financial broker or advisor.

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Track Record

Solar 21 has been delivering steady returns to investors since 2011. The plants in our original solar photovoltaic (PV) portfolio are located in Italy where producers are paid a feed-in tariff per unit of solar energy produced, thanks to the commitment of consecutive Italian governments to renewable energy.

Our solar portfolio continues to achieve excellent results due to careful asset management. In 2016 we implemented a programme of inverter revamping which achieved average an improvement in productivity of 10%. Discover more about our solar assets here.

In 2015, Biomass 21 was born when Solar 21 acquired the majority and controlling stake of the shares in GB-Bio Ltd, a UK-registered company formed for the construction of the 22MW Tansterne Advanced Biomass plant near Hull, UK. The plant was awarded Best Renewables Project or Installation at the Humber Renewable Awards in 2017, beating Enrolled Freeman of Grimsby and Crown Paints, the other finalists in the category.

The plant is on track for full commissioning by the end of 2017. Read more about our biomass projects here.

The expertise and experience we have gained from our solar and biomass projects is now being channeled into the development of a number of commercial-scale anaerobic digestion plants for the production of biogas. Read about our biogas projects here.

Solar 21 is currently in advanced negotiations for the project rights to develop a series of energy-from-waste plants in the UK.

To date, Solar 21 has acquired or developed in excess of €220 million in renewable energy assets. Our current pipeline of projects will bring this to €1 billion over the next five years.

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Philosophy

Solar 21 was established in 2010 to invest in renewable energy projects, taking advantage of government renewable energy incentives and delivering excellent returns for its investors.

With our carefully selected projects, we give our investors the chance to play a part in the mitigation of climate change.

 

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Partners

From the outset, Solar 21 has understood the importance of working with the best. We have collaborated with the leading experts in each field from financing to construction, from plant design to legal due diligence.

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Distribution

Wealth Options Ltd.

Wealth Options Ltd was established in December 2003 and is a unique company in the Irish Financial Services Sector. Essentially a wholesale distributor of financial products, Wealth Options sources, packages and promotes a diverse range of product options exclusively to regulated intermediaries.

Financial Services

Wealth Options Trustees Ltd.

Wealth Options Trustees Ltd was established in August 2004 as a specialist trustee service provider. With a board of directors consisting of three revenue-approved pensioneer trustees, much of the company’s activity is concerned with the administration and trusteeship of self-administered pension schemes.

Bespoke Trustees Ltd.

Bespoke Trustees Ltd was established in 2006 to provide a broad range of self-

administered pension products and services to the Irish intermediary market. Bespoke

is a Revenue-appointed pensioneer trustee, as are three of its team members in their personal capacities. It is also a registered administrator appointed by the Irish Pensions Authority.

Conexim

Conexim, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platform Capital Holdings Ltd, is one of the leading providers of wholesale financial services to other financial services providers.

ITC

ITC is an Irish-owned professional pension trustee company, established in 1994, that focuses on delivering flexible and transparent pensions for clients.

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Biogas

BTS Biogas Ltd.

BTS Biogas is a leader and pioneer in sustainable, clean and recyclable energy, having built over 200 operational biogas plants in the last 10 years for industrial and agricultural companies, local authorities, the food industry, refuse disposal and composting plants.

Partner BTS

Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

With a strong track record in the renewable energy sector, Frazer-Nash Consultancy provides multidisciplinary engineering services to governments and industry worldwide.
Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Biomass

HRS Energy

HRS Energy is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative heat recovery technology. When applied to biomass, HRS’s patented technology delivers a low-footprint, fast build, clean energy solution at very low cost.

 

CF Struthers Ltd.

CF Struthers Ltd is world renowned for quality fabrication in carbon and stainless steel. The company specialises in large casings and vessels, including heat exchange parts for the renewable energy power industry.

 

Peter Jackson

Peter is an engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the power and process industries. His core specialist knowledge includes the design of thermal power plants. Peter has consulted all over the world with the likes of British Sugar (ABS), Futurbio, JG Pears Ltd, Veolia Ltd and Heat Recovery Systems.

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BFP Service

BFP Service is the O&M (operations and maintenance) division of the Italian engineering firm specialising in the energy sector. BFP has supplied services to 1GW+ of projects all over the world.

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Geosol Italia

Geosol are photovoltaic experts and specialists in commercial O&M. The company mission is to maximise returns for renewable energy investors by ensuring the smooth running the operation of their photovoltaic assets.

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PG Legal

PG Legal is an independent law firm with an international network providing a full range of services to Italian and multinational corporations in a wide range of sectors including insurance, reinsurance, finance, renewable energy and gas, steel industry, commodities trading, luxury goods, shipping and yachting.

 

Partner PG Legal

Giving Back

Solar 21 flag summits Mount Bonete with Derek Mahon

We are proud to have sponsored Derek Mahon of Tara Financial Partners in his latest bid to conquer the seven highest peaks in the world and to raise awareness of mental health issues. As part of the elite group of climbers to have successfully summited Everest in 2014, Derek took on his latest challenge this year, travelling …read more

Nollaig Shona Dhuit from all of us at Solar 21

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This year, in lieu of gifts, we have donated to Focus Ireland. We hope that we can help this great organisation give the gift of Christmas to people in need across Ireland.

Getting Involved

The company and staff regularly get involved in supporting local and national charities. We have really enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and donating to St Vincent de Paul, St. Colman’s Care Home in Achill, among others.

Portmarnock AFC

Since 2014, Solar 21 has sponsored the jerseys of the senior team at Portmarnock AFC, a completely amateur soccer club. The senior team has achieved three consecutive promotions and is now in the top division of the FAI Leinster Senior League in which League of Ireland and non-League teams play.

Brian Tiernan, Athlete

Senior Analyst Brian Tiernan leads a double life. By day he assesses opportunities in renewable energy for Solar 21, by night (and early morning and weekends) he is training for an Ironman event in Italy this September. The event, which takes place around Cervia in the Emiglia Romagna region of Italy, will be a feat …read more

Baking for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Solar 21 staff regularly take part in events to raise much needed funds for charities close to our hearts.  The bake sale for Temple Street Children’s Hospital is a great cause and enjoyed by all.

SOLAR 21 Park – Mayo Football League’s headquarters get a new name

Milebush Park, headquarters of the Mayo Football League, will be known as Solar 21 Park, thanks to a sponsorship arrangement unveiled at a gala event in Castlebar on Saturday 21st January. At the gala, Michael Bradley said, “Solar 21 is proud to be associated with the Mayo Football League, one of the most progressive football …read more

Solar 21 Sponsors Hull RUFC

Solar 21 is delighted to sponsor Hull RUFC in this, its 25th anniversary season. Hull plays in National League 3 North which is made up of the fourteen teams from across northern England. It is the highest regional rugby union league in the north of England. Hull RUFC’s home is the Ferens Ground. Hull RUFC …read more

To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy.

BARACK OBAMA, Address to Joint Session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009

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