Solar Asset Management: Why it needs to evolve …

by Ypatios Moysiadis

The solar industry has entered a new age of maturity. New opportunities and challenges are knocking on our door.  Conventional oil companies are racing to become the world’s biggest power firms. All the while utilities are looking to diversify their assets away from fossil fuels to cleaner and easily deployed renewable energy assets. Infrastructure funds are investing in solar and larger institutional investors want a slice of the market as it offers a predictable income for the long-term future.

With the massive reduction in solar project expenditure, we see new countries investing in solar and  “old markets” remerging in Europe, such as Spain, Italy and France. Asset owners are now faced with the new challenge of managing assets across different geographies, with different regulatory and environmental challenges, not to mention different business models (subsidised, power purchase agreements (PPAs), pure merchant, etc.).

This creates a perplexing scenario for service companies and, in particular, solar asset managers.

In order to assist service companies and asset managers’ transition to this new solar reality, asset management needs to evolve.

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Inside Cleantech (Ep3) – Challenges of Asset Management – Discussion with Adele Ara – Part 2

Cleantech Geek

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Cleantech Geek Inside Cleantech Series – At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers with the Clenatech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their failures.

This second part of the interview, provides further insights on asset management and the challenges we face as an industry. Mrs Adele Ara, Director of Asset Management for Lightsource BP, offers freely many “gold nuggets” from her experience and remarkable career.

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Inside Cleantech (Ep3) – Challenges of Asset Management – Discussion with Adele Ara – Part 1

Cleantech Geek

Be Bold. Make the Change. Have a meaningful Impact.


Cleantech Geek Inside Cleantech Series – At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers with the Clenatech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their failures.

On this first part of the interview, I am discussing with Mrs Adele Ara, Director of Asset Management for Lightsource BP. A very interesting interview on the challenges of Asset Management, the current trends in the market, the need for standardisation and how the service provides must evolve to facilitate a new level of complexity on an ever maturing market environment.

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