Our experience encompasses all the main solar technologies:
- Thermal/CSP (tower, parabolic trough, gas and solar thermal hybrids), including advising on the largest examples of such projects in South Africa (Khi and KaXu and Xina)
- PV (silicon cell and thin film technology, including floating solar), where we advise on the development, financing and divestment of grid connected and captive installations all over the world. We have followed the solar sector as it has evolved from its traditional markets including UAE, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, into new markets, such as Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. In addition to our financing and development work, we have been particularly active on M&A transactions (including in manufacturing) (Rete Rinnovabile, Toul-Rosières PV, Vela Group) working with YieldCos (Abengoa Yield, Saeta Yield) and a range of IPOs and public markets transactions (Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica, Neoen, EDPR). We advised the IFC on the creation of its standardised “Scaling Solar” product for PV and on the first projects under that programme in Zambia and Senegal.