Elgin Energy was founded in 2009 following research into the German solar market and the founders’ first visit to Intersolar, Europe’s largest solar trade exhibition held in Munich. Their research unveiled the emergence of the UK solar market and associated opportunities.
Elgin Energy takes a long-term development approach across our selected markets and our business model was designed for both a subsidy and post-subsidy market. Initial development began in the UK in 2011, followed by Ireland in 2015 and Australian offices were opened in 2018.
From 2015, Elgin Energy began the pursuit of their “2020 Vision”. This vision was to deliver large-scale unsubsidised solar to the market from 2020 onwards. This thesis is now coming to fruition in the UK.
As of 2021, Elgin Energy has successfully obtained planning permission for 770MW across close to 60 projects. A further 3GW+ of projects are at late stages of development across the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Elgin Energy continues to scale in their core markets and expand their vision to 2025.
Elgin Energy is committed to creating a sustainable future. We are working towards this goal with our projects.
By harnessing solar energy and transforming it into electricity, we eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels and support a cleaner, more sustainable future.
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.
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 neighbours to build a business founded on mutually beneficial and effective working relationships.
At Elgin Energy, we are proud to be part of an endeavour 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.
At Elgin Energy, we recognise that our venture is long-term and we are committed to developing and managing our assets in a sustainable manner thereby minimising any impact on the environment and providing long-term benefits for the communities in which we operate, the wider environment and future generations.
The success of Elgin Energy to-date is attributable to the performance of our dynamic team whose extensive experience in all aspects of solar farm development is helping to deliver a pipeline of 3GW+ of solar projects across the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Our team has extensive experience and knowledge across the renewable, engineering, finance and legal sectors. Our team is versatile, professional and excel in all aspects of project delivery including;
Technical & Engineering
Our engineers manage the grid connection process and identify appropriate site locations for efficient power generation. They also finalise site layout, access and solar design.
Legal and Financial
Our in-house team are involved in all aspects of the business. They have well established relationships with landowners, financiers, insurers, manufacturers and legal specialists to ensure the best arrangements for each project.
We have experienced professionals who manage the procurement of land, grid connection, planning approval and equipment while managing all compliance issues.
Health, Safety, Quality and Environment
Our experienced personnel utilise best practice on all our operations ensuring that our projects are safe, low impact developments providing sustainable and renewable electricity generation.