Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced today the launch of Cero Generation, a specialist solar energy company working across Europe to support the transition to a net-zero future. GIG will consolidate its European solar activities into Cero, creating one of the region’s largest solar development portfolios, with over 150 projects across the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, France and the Netherlands.

Cero will be led by CEO Nikolaj Harbo, currently serving as Managing Director at GIG.

Harbo said:

“In just two years, GIG created one of Europe’s largest solar development portfolios and assembled a world-class team of experts. Our ambition is to continue on this phenomenal growth trajectory, transforming Cero into Europe’s leading solar energy company, and helping deliver the continent’s net-zero ambition.”

According to GIG, Cero specialises in the delivery of utility-scale projects, onsite generation and integrated storage, working across the project lifecycle, from development through construction and into operations.

Edward Northam, Head of GIG, UK and Europe, said:

“The launch of Cero Generation marks an important milestone in GIG’s ambition to create Europe’s leading solar development company. An agile, flexible, development-focused business, backed by the global expertise, resources and reach of GIG, Cero is the perfect vehicle to propel us forward to the next stage of that journey.”