BayWa r.e. erected the solar farms Whitland in South Wales (18 MWp), Forest Heath in Cambridgeshire (4.8 MWp) and Polmaugan in Cornwall (4.9 MW) last year. The plants now supply over 7,300 households with clean solar power. The asset management arm of Munich Re, together with MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management GmbH, acquired 100 percent of the shares in all three solar parks.BayWa r.e. Managing Director Matthias Taft remarked on the transaction:
“We have proven our excellent project management capability and technical expertise in the British PV market on many occasions. Our PV plants in the UK are based on reliable returns, which make them highly attractive to institutional investors. We are delighted with the sale of the three solar farms – and are particularly pleased to have found an experienced and financially strong business partner in MEAG. Further joint projects are already in the pipeline.”
The UK is one of the core markets for BayWa r.e.’s renewable energy business. So far, the company has built solar parks and wind farms in Britain with a total output in excess of 110 MW. All previously built and commissioned freestanding PV plants have been successfully sold on to investors. Several other photovoltaic projects are already at the planning or construction stage.