Lark Energy launches new commercial company

The United Kingdom’s Lark Energy has set up a new company — Lark Energy Commercial — to focus on solar activities in the commercial, agricultural and public sectors.

The new subsidiary will provide an integrated service offering both design and building for self-funding clients as well as fully funded products, according to Lark Energy. The company will operate initially from four new offices across the U.K. – London, Solihull, Peterborough and Edinburgh.

Lark Energy Managing Director Jonathan Selwyn will head the new division, which will be supported by Adrian Cecconi as commercial director and Julie Rankin as operations director.

Lark Energy has already completed over 750 commercial rooftop installations and has added a team of sales, design and construction professionals who have delivered more than 30 MWp of corporate rooftop projects for blue-chip clients.

Selwyn said that while Lark Energy has been a huge success story, growing from a start-up into one of the U.K.’s leading solar developers in just five years with more than 150 MW of constructed solar farm projects and nearly another 150 MW with planning consent, the company is less well-known for its growing commercial rooftop and smaller ground mount business.

"This is why we are now establishing a new company, one which can focus fully on this exciting market," Selwyn added. "The future for the commercial rooftop market is rosy and we are determined to be a leading player in the market and to that end we will be announcing some exciting initiatives in the coming weeks."

Lark Energy’s large-scale business will continue with its solar farm development activities led by Jo Wall, EPC led by Paul Adams and Operations and Maintenance led by Richard Jackson.

Lark Energy’s development business will also incorporate other existing renewable technologies. Matthew Hicks, the company’s renewable investment director, will lead its corporate venturing activities, which already include significant investments in a number of early-stage renewable technology companies.

In addition to leading the new commercial division, Selwyn will continue to provide strategic policy leadership for Lark Energy through activities such as his board position at the Solar Trade Association.