Renewable Energy

We invest in a diverse range of renewable energy and other infrastructure assets in the UK and Northern Europe for our clients

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c.£700m 

invested in core renewable energy since inception

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176 core renewable transactions 

over the past 12 years

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40+ professionals

covering multiple disciplines

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Multiple technologies

hydro, solar, wind and battery storage

Investment approach

The Downing Renewable Energy platform was purpose-built to deliver high-quality tailored solutions that suit our clients’ portfolio needs, risk appetite and reporting requirements. 

We employ a fully integrated team of 40+ professionals focusing on investments, project development & delivery and asset management. Clients have access to different renewable generation technologies, investment stages and geographies through a range of funds and bespoke individual solutions.

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Sustainability at Downing

Actively identifying, considering, monitoring and managing ESG factors throughout the investment process and throughout the period of our ownership enables us to protect and create value for our investors and communities.

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c.170,000 UK homes

equivalent annual electricity generated 

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c.230,000 tons 

of CO₂ avoided

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748 acres

 of land managed

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Over 120 million 

cubic metres of reservoir capacity

Latest renewable energy insights

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Downing LLP and Raynham Estate agrees the sale of 550m3 per hour gas-to-grid anaerobic plant, Corbiere Renewables

30 June 2022

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DORE wins Renewables Fund of the Year

29 June 2022

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Staying on course for the climate

21 June 2022

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DORE targets £50m equity raise

08 June 2022

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Letting our earth rest and breathe

20 May 2022

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Downing LLP agrees to acquire 30MW onshore wind farm in its first Finnish deal

17 May 2022

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DORE's Q1 Net Asset Value and Dividend Declaration

11 May 2022

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DORE acquires 18GWh hydropower portfolio and announces intention to raise

05 May 2022

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Stewards of our landscape

21 April 2022

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Downing extends loan facility worth £30m for solar asset portfolio

06 April 2022

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Building blocks for a green future: solar power

16 March 2022

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Downing partners with Ennoviga Solar Limited to deliver five solar sites for Northumbrian Water Limited

11 March 2022

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The compliance carbon markets are back, but it has consequences for the voluntary market!

07 February 2022

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DORE acquires first onshore wind farm

02 February 2022

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Fibre broadband: connecting the nation’s remote populations

19 January 2022

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DORE is one year old!

13 December 2021

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Building a brighter future

03 December 2021

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COP 26 – Reliable, sustainable energy needs diversity

09 November 2021

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Downing LLP funds fibre broadband rollout across the UK

06 October 2021

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DORE Proposed Equity Raise up to c.£25 million

29 September 2021

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DORE Dividend Declaration and Increased Dividend Target

02 September 2021

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DORE half-year results announced

02 September 2021

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Downing announces new appointments and opening of Swedish energy & infrastructure office

19 August 2021

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Downing Renewables and Infrastructure Trust – Ahead of expectations

17 August 2021

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Downing LLP Energy & Infrastructure team announces new Development Company

12 August 2021

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The importance of solar sheep

15 June 2021

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Resident bees move into their new home at Downing solar sites

25 March 2021

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DORE acquires portfolio of UK solar assets for GBP 42 million

22 March 2021

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Downing wins ancillary contracts and discusses why flexible energy is vital in the success of a net-zero future

16 March 2021

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DORE announces net asset value update

26 February 2021

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Downing LLP invests in a greener future with landmark deal

22 February 2021

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DORE completes on first acquisition

02 February 2021

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Bagnall signs share purchase agreement for 100MW Swedish wind farm construction project

15 January 2021

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Downing acquires portfolio of five Norwegian operational hydropower plants

14 January 2021

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Downing exits anaerobic digestion plant that powers RAF Marham

13 January 2021

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DORE acquires first investment since IPO

21 December 2020

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"The transaction that sums up 2020" - DORE in Financial Times

11 December 2020

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DORE raises £122.5 million

04 December 2020

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Downing on Sky News: Tom Williams discusses the future of renewables

30 November 2020

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Downing LLP Energy & Infrastructure is undertaking carbon life cycle assessments to understand and reduce emissions throughout the asset lifecycle

22 November 2020

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Downing LLP supports Arsenal Football Club as the Premier League club joins UN climate action plan

18 November 2020

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Prospectus for Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust published

12 November 2020

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Downing Enters Exclusivity Agreement to Acquire 100MW Swedish Wind Farm

06 November 2020

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New Downing Trust Announces Intention-To-Float

02 November 2020

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Asset Management team successfully contributes to National Grid service set up during pandemic

31 October 2020

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The Future of Commercial PPAs in the Unsubsidised World of Renewables

22 October 2020

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Henrik Dahlström Appointed as Nordic Lead for Downing Energy & Infrastructure

21 September 2020

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Energy & infrastructure team acquire solar asset, Carrow Solar

03 February 2020

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Investment manager Downing exits two hydro projects following a total of £20m investment in the sector

13 January 2020

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Downing-backed Pivot Power acquired by EDF Renewables UK

04 November 2019

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Investment manager Downing exits sixth hydro project

10 October 2019

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Downing appoints Tom Moore as Head of Asset Management

25 June 2019

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Downing welcomes six senior hires

21 June 2019

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Downing exits five hydro projects following £20m investment in the sector

21 January 2019

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Downing LLP closes its first dedicated institutional fund for infrastructure projects

20 December 2018

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Reserve power: why smaller is better

27 November 2018

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Downing LLP partners with Pivot Power to launch battery storage system for Arsenal Football Club

26 November 2018

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Downing LLP and Pivot Power partnership announces £25 million grid-scale battery and EV charging hub site in Carlisle

31 October 2018

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Downing LLP makes two appointments to its energy and infrastructure investment team

27 September 2018

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Downing Exits Solar Project

31 July 2018

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Downing sells £36 million AD portfolio to John Laing Environmental Assets Group

19 July 2018

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Downing LLP appoints new partner to its energy & infrastructure team

09 July 2018

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The opportunities and challenges of investing in Indian solar

21 June 2018

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Downing LLP announces partnership for £1.6 billion UK electric vehicle charging and grid-connected battery network

14 May 2018

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Contact us

If you are an institutional investor or adviser, please email Oren Laufer oren.laufer@downing.co.uk or call us on 020 3954 9905