Foresight Solar Fund – executive interview

Foresight Solar Fund – executive interview

Associated equity: Foresight Solar Fund

Foresight Solar Fund’s (FSFL) investment objective is to provide investors with a sustainable and progressive quarterly dividend underpinned by investments in a geographically diverse portfolio of assets. FSFL aims to preserve and, where possible, enhance capital value. It acquires large-scale solar power plants, identifying solar opportunities in the UK and overseas markets (to 25% of gross asset value). FSFL can also invest in battery storage systems (BSS) up to a limit of 10% of gross asset value (GAV) and in solar or BSS assets in development stage up to a 5% of GAV.

Foresight Solar Fund — 1 video in collection

Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL) is the largest solar investor listed in the UK by total net peak capacity of c 1.07GW (when operational). We believe that global and UK climate change policies will remain renewable energy friendly, creating further solar and battery storage growth opportunities for FSFL. FSFL provides investors with a covered, sustainable and growing dividend (even in 2020 amid depressed power prices). It is focused on further strengthening its dividend cover (1.21x in FY21, targeting a minimum of 1.5x in FY22) over the next four years. FSFL has recently secured further exclusive positions in ready-to-build battery storage projects totalling c 60MW and targeted for completion in the coming months. FSFL expects these to be accretive to portfolio NAV and target yields.

In this video, Ross Driver, director of Foresight Group, discusses trends in the solar and renewable energy industry, including the effects of inflation, power prices and the windfall tax on energy companies.

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