Alight listed as one of the 32 hottest European energy startups to watch by Business Insider
As energy prices soar in Europe, investors are keeping a close eye on the startups making an impact. Alight is proud to be one of them.
Mera was previously the Chief Financial Officer at Opdenergy, an independent renewable energy producer with projects across Europe and the Americas, where he played an integral role in its IPO on the Spanish Stock Exchange (Ticker: OPDE; ISIN: ES0105544003). Prior to that, he worked in financial and accounting roles at Xylem Water Solutions (NYS: XYL) and CETCO (NYS: MTX). Mera brings with him 18 years of experience in finance, with both operational and executive/strategic involvement.
Harald Överholm, CEO at Alight, says: “We’re excited to welcome Leixandre to the team. He brings with him a strong track record of leading financial teams in the renewable energy sector. This, coupled with his extensive international experience gained at world-leading companies, will be crucial as Alight continues to build and scale sustainable solar-as-a-service projects across Europe.”
Leixandre Mera, Alight’s new CFO, says: “Alight is an impressive solar scale-up with ambitious plans to power the clean energy transition across Europe. I am thrilled to be part of the highly accomplished team and bring further experience to support the growth.”
Richard Nicolin, co-founder and current Chief Financial Officer at Alight, will continue to drive key investment decisions as the company’s Chief Investment Officer.
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Alight is a leading solar developer and Independent Power Producer, co-founded in 2013 to usher in a new era of solar power to businesses seeking to go greener. With an entirely subsidy-free business model, Alight develops, owns and operates solar projects, onsite and offsite, across Europe. By 2030, Alight is set to have an installed capacity of at least 5 GW backed with solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Alight is developing more than 1 GW of PPA-based projects across Sweden, with a further 170 MW under development across the rest of Europe. Alight is also leading the industry on co-located battery storage, a key component of ensuring that grid stability copes with the solar roll-out.