20 April 2021
solar development pipeline
operational rooftop portfolio
Solar energy has a significant role to play in the global transition to net-zero. With costs having fallen by 82% since 2010, and continuing to fall, it’s now one of the lowest cost forms of new energy in most markets.1
This has helped drive the deployment of 150 GW of solar capacity across Europe to date,2 and there’s much more to come.3 Europe’s installed solar capacity is expected to more than double within this decade, creating the potential for solar to provide over 60% of the generation mix across the region by the middle of this century.4
Companies and energy-intensive industries are increasingly looking to take advantage of the cost and decarbonisation benefits presented by solar through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) or on-site generation.
Head of GIG Europe
Cero is a full-service business within the solar space, developing utility scale solar, onsite generation and integrated storage. It works across the project lifecycle, taking projects from origination, through development and construction, and into operation.
Backed by the global expertise, resources and reach of GIG, Cero is an agile, development-focused business. Its team of over 40 solar energy experts - led by CEO Nikolaj Harbo – previously worked within GIG’s European development team and are based across its six key markets - the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, France and the Netherlands.
CEO, Cero Generation
Cero has recently partnered with retailer Tesco on a multi-year programme to develop and build onsite solar PV installations across the UK. Cero provides power through a PPA providing long-term certainty over electricity costs and helping Tesco work toward its commitment of using 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
The agreement follows a similar partnership with Anglian Water, where Cero is delivering one of the largest, onsite, behind the meter solar PV arrays in the UK and providing power through a PPA. This is significantly contributing to Anglian Water’s sustainability targets including a commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
In Italy’s Sardinia region, the Bolotana 6 MW PV plant is the first project in Italy where Cero will engage in construction activities and is expected to be followed by the construction of a further 9 MW in an adjacent location.
Keep up to date with Cero's latest projects and information here.