Hive Energy was founded in 2010 by Giles Redpath to participate in the anticipated significant solar PV expansion in the UK. Since then the company has become established as one of the largest and most experienced UK solar developers, responsible for installing in excess of 300MW of generating capacity across the country and has been ranked as the Highest Pure Play Developer in the UK by Solar Intelligence and in the top three Solar Businesses in Britain by Bloomberg.
As the second largest solar developer in the UK, Hive Energy developed the 48MW Southwick Estate Solar Farm in Hampshire. The project was energised in March 2015 as the largest solar park in the UK at the time.
Hive Energy has recently submitted planning permission for one of Europe’s largest solar projects, Cleve Hill Solar Park (350MW), marking the start of a pipeline of subsidy free parks in the UK.
The UK market has now matured and Hive is deploying its development expertise and capital resources in new markets. The company now has a network of 7 global offices with a significant pipeline of international projects under development and over 2.5GW of energy in bid processes worldwide.
In its 9 years of operation Hive Energy has generated over £10m of profit.
Giles Redpath, Hive Energy’s CEO explains why solar is so important to communities, the environment and local eco systems. Hive Energy has now developed over 30 solar farms in the last five years. These generate 300MW of power – that’s enough energy to sustain 90,000 UK houses.