Michael Bonte-FriedheimCEO and Founder at NextEnergy Capital
NEC is one of the leading specialist international investment and asset managers focused on the solar sector. It has c.200 employees across multiple offices, including London, Milan, Hyderabad, Madrid, New York, Luxembourg and Guernsey. NEC’s activities span investment management, operating asset management and asset development across the main solar infrastructure markets globally.
Since inception it has acquired some 275 utility-scale solar assets and currently manages c.$3bn in equity dedicated to the solar infrastructure sector across its three institutional funds (NextPower III, NextPower II and NextEnergy Solar Fund). The installed capacity across the Group’s institutional investment vehicles exceeds 1.3GWp.
The Group’s operating asset management division, WiseEnergy, manages and monitors in excess of 2GWp of installed solar capacity spread across Europe, USA, Africa and Asia. WiseEnergy’s clients include assets owned by the Group’s funds and unaffiliated owners of operating solar plants.