wpd solar GmbH, a global developer and operator (IRPP) of solar parks, appoints Matthias Boll to the management board as of November 21, 2022. The project developer is thus taking account of its strong growth and focus on building up its own portfolio.
Matthias Boll will strengthen the wpd solar management team around Niclas Fritsch, under whose leadership the company has already advanced the development of an international pipeline in recent years and is currently implementing the first projects. Boll was previously Director M&A at wpd AG and will contribute his 15 years of experience in the business fields of onshore and offshore wind, but also solar. Thus, wpd solar gains an accomplished expert who has extensive knowledge of project implementation, structuring and financing as well as the continuous optimization of the ongoing business.
“I am very much looking forward to the new tasks and responsibilities,” Matthias Boll comments on his appointment. “It is an exciting challenge to continue wpd’s successful and dynamic growth story in the solar business segment.”
The expansion of the management team is in line with wpd’s expansion course in the photovoltaic sector. Since 2016, the staff of wpd solar has grown dynamically and is to be strongly expanded in the coming years through further new hires.
The aim is to expand the company’s position in the national and international solar market. The focus here is on the markets in the USA, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines. In addition, potential new markets are being monitored in order to further advance the global energy transition with a strong combination of onshore wind energy and solar energy.
wpd is one of the world’s leading developers and operators (IRPP) of wind and solar farms. Founded in 1996, the company develops, finances, constructs and operates wind farms and solar parks in 28 countries. The IRPP business includes projects in its own portfolio with a total capacity of almost 2,300 MW. Thanks to its growing expertise, the company is considered a reliable partner for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). wpd is steadily expanding its activities in the German domestic market and internationally in Europe, Asia, North America and South America and has a project pipeline totaling 13,870 MW of onshore wind and 2,300 MW of solar energy.