About us

founded in 2009

Our History

Elgin Energy is a full-service, utility scale, solar+storage developer bringing projects from origination through development. The company has a portfolio of projects in late-stage development totalling over 3GW across three key markets of the UK, Australia, and Ireland.

As of 2022, Elgin Energy agreed to sell the UK’s largest solar PV transaction to date consisting of a portfolio of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 519MW of projects including 70MW of collocated energy storage capacity to Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global utility Iberdrola Group.

In 2021, Elgin Energy secured financing with Berenberg Green Energy Fund for the development of solar PV projects totalling 1.36GW in the UK and Ireland and also raised £25 million via Focus Capital Partners to fund its growth strategy across its core markets. In 2020, the company partnered, in separate transactions, with both Foresight Group and Metka-EGN in relation to two portfolios to deliver a total of 276MW of UK solar development projects and was successful with two Irish solar projects in Ireland’s first solar auction, RESS-1 – Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS). In addition to the above, Elgin Energy delivered 21 solar projects, totalling 230MW, before the UK Government’s Renewables Obligation (ROCs) scheme ended in 2017.

Elgin Energy works with long-term strategic partners to deliver projects to the energization and provides asset management services through their operational life. The company has expanded internationally over the last 12 years with a professional team of engineers, accountants, and lawyers located in its London, Dublin, and Sydney offices. Elgin has a 98% success rate through planning across all its markets.

Our Vision

Powering the world towards a sustainable future.

how we do it

Our Values

Integrity

At Elgin Energy, we apply the highest standards of integrity to every aspect of our business building trust with our stakeholders who are integral to our operations.

Respect

Our business begins with respect for the environment which engenders trust in those we work with. We carry that respect throughout all our collaborations with suppliers, landowners, and neighbors to build a business founded on mutually beneficial and effective working relationships.

Positivity

At Elgin Energy, we are proud to be part of an endeavor that is improving our environment and the societies in which we live. That is why we are enthusiastic about our work and optimistic about the contribution we are making towards a more sustainable future.

Sustainability

At Elgin Energy, we recognize that our venture is long-term and we are committed to developing and managing our assets in a sustainable manner thereby minimizing any impact on the environment and providing long-term benefits for the communities in which we operate, the wider environment, and future generations.

how we do it

Our Mission

We are solar developers, designing and delivering projects, creating a sustainable future for everyone.

Integrity

At Elgin Energy, we apply the highest standards of integrity to every aspect of our business building trust with our stakeholders who are integral to our operations.

Respect

Our business begins with respect for the environment which engenders trust in those we work with. We carry that respect throughout all our collaborations with suppliers, landowners, and neighbors to build a business founded on mutually beneficial and effective working relationships.

Positivity

At Elgin Energy, we are proud to be part of an endeavor that is improving our environment and the societies in which we live. That is why we are enthusiastic about our work and optimistic about the contribution we are making towards a more sustainable future.

Sustainability

At Elgin Energy, we recognize that our venture is long-term and we are committed to developing and managing our assets in a sustainable manner thereby minimizing any impact on the environment and providing long-term benefits for the communities in which we operate, the wider environment, and future generations.

photovoltaic technology

The Panels Generate Direct Current

This is transformed via inverters into alternating current which is suitable for connection to the electricity network.

Photovoltaic technology has been in use for over fifty years, with most of us familiar with the solar powered calculator. Advances in technology have improved the efficiency and reliability of photovoltaic devices and grid connected solar panels have been in mass production worldwide since the early 2000s.

As manufacturing scale increases, the cost of production is falling and solar PV is becoming an increasingly popular energy source globally. 

Elgin Energy's group of highly experienced professionals working onsite discussing Photovoltaic technology on about-us-2 page
Elgin Eneryg's Photovoltaic Competetive, Mature Technology being utilized on about-us-2 page
why solar pv?

Solar PV is Now A Competetive, Mature Technology

It is the fastest growing, and easiest to deploy, renewable energy globally. Solar farms produce no emissions, are visually unobtrusive and have little to no impact on their local environment. 

Renewable energy is able to provide national energy security. In Ireland, the use of renewable energy generation in 2017 avoided €278 million in fossil fuel imports, reducing Ireland’s energy import dependency from 88% in 2015 to 66% in 2017. 

benefits

Socio-Economic Benefits

Elgin Energy's group of experienced professionals installing Solar PV with significant Socio-Economic Benefits
benefits

Environmental Advantages

Solar panels use photovoltaic (PV) technology

Solar panels use photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate electrical power from daylight. Solar PV does not rely on intensive sunlight, daylight is sufficient for electricity generation. In that regard, the UK and Ireland have the capacity to generate significant volumes of solar energy.