PODCAST: Why NextEnergy launched the world’s first international solar fund

Founding partner and chief executive Michael Bonte-Friedheim explains why the UK-based firm created NextPower III, which is already generating enviable returns.

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The UK-based solar fund manager NextEnergy Capital has long been a well-known name in UK and Continental European renewable energy circles, having managed the London-listed NextEnergy Solar Fund and unlisted funds including the Italy-focused NextPower II.

Then came NextPower III in 2019, the only unlisted fund dedicated to investments in utility-scale solar plants on a global basis. Founding partner and chief executive Michael Bonte-Friedheim tells us what led to this move and how it’s able to generate an enviable return.