Allianz to acquire the largest subsidy-free solar project in Portugal

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Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies (“Allianz”) has signed the acquisition of the 218.8 megawatt (MW) Solara project (“Solara”) in Portugal.  Construction works for Solara have already started.

The commissioning of the project is planned for summer 2019.

After the acquisition of Iberia´s first subsidy free solar farm in Ourique, Portugal (“Ourika”) in October this year, Solara is the second investment in a solar project without public subsidies for Allianz. 

Solara is located in Southern Portugal, around 230 km south-east of Lisbon. Portugal is one of the leading European countries in producing clean energy with more than 50 percent of energy coming from wind, solar and hydro. Solara will be the largest solar project in Portugal.

With its capacity of 218.8 MW Solara can provide renewable energy for approximately 100,000 average households of the region per year. This would be sufficient to supply a city the size of Porto with energy for one year.

Solara is an important project for the area of Vaqueiros that is recently impacted by declining population. The project will bring economic benefit to the area, and 1,500 people will be employed on site through construction.

Solara has agreed terms for a 20-year fixed price power purchase agreement (PPA).

 “Allianz is one of the leading investors in renewable energies in Europe as we aim to lead our industry in integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors into our investment businesses. This is already our second investment in Portugal in the subsidy free area in combination with a PPA. We are delighted to partner again with WElink on this attractive solar project. With our 9th solar investment Solara we will have more than 90 projects in our renewables portfolio,” says Marc Groves-Raines, Head of Renewables at Allianz Capital Partners.

Allianz equity investments in the renewable energy sector amount to 9 solar farms and 83 wind parks located in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and the United States. The wind and solar parks of Allianz generate enough renewable energy to supply over a million households.

About Allianz Capital Partners

Allianz Capital Partners is one of Allianz Group's asset managers for alternative equity investments and is part of Allianz Global Investors. With offices in Munich, London, Luxembourg, New York and Singapore, Allianz Capital Partners manages approximately 28 billion euros of alternative assets.* Our investment focus is on private equity, infrastructure and renewable energy. Our investment strategy is targeted to generate attractive, long-term and stable returns for our clients. 

* Data as at December 31, 2018

About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 730 investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing more than 500 billion euros in assets for individuals, families and institutions*.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

Active is: Allianz Global Investors

*Data as at December 31, 2018

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 766 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

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