Renewable Energy

Articles and analysis on UK renewable energy startups and companies who are developing projects to provide sustainable and clean energy solutions.


Angel network takes part in Sustainable Marine Energy fundraising round

A London Business Angels-led investment deal has seen tidal energy platform company Sustainable Marine Energy charge itself with £150,000.


Solfex Energy Systems sold to trade buyer Travis Perkins

Portfolio company Solfex Energy Systems has been sold by Panoramic Growth Equity netting the firm an IRR of 62 per cent.


Scottish cleantech firm Trident Energy gets capital to bolster renewables activity

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) and members of the London Business Angels Network are coming together to support the growth plans of Trident Energy.


Scottish hydro developer secures venture capital investment to boost activities

New Scottish hydro generation sites are set to be built following developer Green Highland Renewables's £3.3 million investment led by Scottish Equity Partners.


PlaceFirst deal sees North West Fund hit century

The North West Fund has closed its hundredth deal by backing energy and regeneration business PlaceFirst.

Growth Planning

Celebrating the fifth New Energy Awards

An energy efficient Britain is vital for the future and the fifth New Energy Awards celebrated those companies and individuals helping to make it possible. GrowthBusiness talks to the award winners about the challenges ahead.


Husband and wife team net £500,000

Renewable energy business EcoLogicLiving has landed £500,000 of investment from The North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.


Solar VC value drops while volume climbs

Values and volumes of solar sector venture capital activity are moving in different directions with values picking up but volumes dropping.


Return to solar investment for Ingenious

Investment and advisory group Ingenious has announced a return to solar investment with the launch of two new Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds that aim to invest in sustainable businesses and projects around the UK.


Two more solar VCTs from Octopus

Fund manager Octopus Investments has launched two more venture capital trusts (VCT) that will invest predominantly in solar companies.


Octopus to raise £120 million for renewable energy

Asset manager Octopus Investments has signalled a continued commitment to back the UK’s solar industry, announcing plans to raise £120 million to make further investments in renewable energy.


Foresight commits £10 million to solar installations

Alternative asset manager Foresight Group has agreed to fund a £10 million programme of residential solar PV installations in the UK over the next three months.