Solar Development

Top 10 solar developers in Europe

9 May 2024

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PF Nexus recognises 10 of the biggest solar developers in Europe

The continent has reached a record high of 56 GW worth of solar installations in 2023. That’s enough to power more than 40 million homes. 

European popularity and adoption of solar developments have led many European countries to increase their solar energy capacity. Europe’s leading solar market is Germany with a 47% capacity increase in 2022. However, the Netherlands ranks first in solar power per capita. 

With technological advancements in solar PV also becoming more cost-effective, more countries are developing more solar projects. In 2023, Spain ran solely on renewable energy for nine hours where 27.8% of Spain’s energy mix was solar PV. 

Major players in European solar development include Scatec, Lightsource BP, Gresham House, and Aquila Capital. Along with pushing the energy transition forward, these solar developers are dedicated to innovating more opportunities to mitigate global warming and achieve decarbonisation goals. You can learn more about these companies by searching our renewable energy ecosystem database.

Top 10 Solar Developers in Europe

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Identifying developers for your capital

Finding developers for solar funds can be difficult. Ensuring your developer aligns with your fund’s location, technology, and capacity is important.

Using a renewable energy project marketplace like PF Nexus provides a straightforward and efficient way to discover solar developers and their live deal flow. PF Nexus is used by over 3,500 developers, investors, and lenders from across the world. This includes small, regional developers up to transnational large-scale utilities.

How does it work? Simply, register your account and access the platform’s live projects marketplace to search for solar developers/projects that fit your requirements. PF Nexus allows you to filter developers by technology, region, capital, and build stage. Moreover, you can set project alerts fitting the criteria you want your developer to have. This streamlines the process, eliminating manual outreach and ensuring you are connected with committed and responsive developers.


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