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Downing launches further £2.5 million Bond fundraise for Energy projects

Investment platform Downing Bonds is launching a ‘7-day access’ Bond which will invest a further £2.5 million for renewable energy generation and reserve power company, Bagnall Energy.

Bagnall Energy, which is managed by Downing LLP, has funded more than £165 million of UK energy projects having been launched in 2013. It currently has a portfolio of 40 projects in operational solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and reserve power, across the UK.

Downing Bonds have already successfully raised £2.2 million for Bagnall Energy. To help fund its future pipeline of energy projects, Bagnall Energy plans to issue up to a total of £20 million of additional Bonds.

Why invest in energy and renewables?

With renewable energy generation making up more than 30% of total energy produced in the UK for the first quarter of 2018 , the potential investment opportunity is clear.

Bagnall Energy invests across a range of energy sectors to create diversification and also avoid over-exposure to one set of government renewable energy subsidies, although it has recently been developing a particular specialism in reserve power infrastructure that supports renewable energy sector. Reserve Power works by storing energy which can then be used to cover periods of low energy generation from other sources, such as renewables. This type of energy infrastructure is expected to grow strongly in the coming years as more suppliers move away from fossil fuels.

Head of Bonds, Julia Groves, commented: “The renewable energy sector presents a diverse range of opportunities for investors. Income streams from energy generation are well established, which can provide our investors with predictable revenue. There is also the wider benefit for investors of knowing that their money is having a positive impact on the UK energy market and environment.”