2023-03-30 06:00Press release

Niam acquires Bright Sunday for pan-European roll-out of solar-as-a-service

565 kW solar project in Portugal565 kW solar project in Portugal

Niam has through its infrastructure fund, Niam Infra Fund ("Niam Infra"), acquired the majority of Swedish-based Bright Sunday AB (“Bright Sunday”), a leading provider of solar-as-a-service for commercial and industrial customers. In connection with the acquisition, Niam Infra will invest additional capital to expedite the expansion of Bright Sunday across multiple European markets. By investing in Bright Sunday, Niam Infrastructure can accelerate the energy transition by providing customers a sustainable and long-term solution to reduce their carbon footprint and electricity bill. 

Bright Sunday offers commercial and industrial customers solar PV electricity as a service with zero upfront investments and savings from day one. The portfolio today consists of 65 solar projects with a total installed capacity of approximately 20MW allowing 54 customers to produce electricity for onsite self-consumption. Bright Sunday's current portfolio is located in Portugal and Spain, but the company plans to expand across Europe with the support of new capital from Niam Infra. The goal is to build the leading pan-European supplier of solar-as-a-service for commercial and industrial customers. Onsite self-consumption solar for commercial and industrial users is fundamental to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels as well as reducing CO2 emissions with an estimated required investment volume of more than €100bn until 2030.

Sverker Åkerblom, CEO of Niam Infrastructure, says: "We are very impressed by Bright Sunday’s business model and ability to build a multi-market presence in the solar-as-a-service industry. Through our investment in Bright Sunday we have the opportunity to accelerate the energy transition by providing a simple and fully funded solution to customers. With Bright Sunday we plan to build a €100m portfolio over the coming years across multiple markets in Europe.”

Niklas Engström, CEO of Bright Sunday, says: ”I am very proud of Bright Sunday’s journey so far and with Niam Infra as a majority owner we will get the financial muscles needed to accelerate our growth across Europe. Together with existing and new EPC partners we will be able to help even more customers to increase their competitiveness by cutting costs and CO2 emissions.”

Bright Sunday is headquartered in Stockholm with offices in Spain and Portugal and existing management will remain as shareholders in the company.

For more information, please contact:
Sverker Åkerblom, CEO, Niam Infrastructure
+46 723 88 18 93, Sverker.Akerblom@niam.com

Niklas Engström, CEO and founder of Bright Sunday AB
+46 760 19 05 00, niklas.engström@brightsunday.com

About Niam
Niam invests in real assets in the Nordics and Europe with a focus on real estate and infrastructure. Through our infrastructure platform Niam Infrastructure, we see great opportunities and value in sustainable investments, and we strive to be part of the driving force for a greener and more sustainable future. This is achieved through innovation, deep knowledge and close collaboration with our partners. For more information, please visit  www.niam.se/en

About Bright Sunday
Bright Sunday’s mission is to cut CO2 emissions by making the cleantech transformation easy and profitable for commercial and industrial customers. We offer solar PV electricity as a service with zero upfront investments and savings from day one. Our customers only pay for electricity produced at a flat cost per kWh on a 10–25-year contract.

For mor information, please visit https://www.brightsunday.com/

About Niam AB

At Niam, we are committed to equity in action – as a leading real asset manager in northern Europe, we make a meaningful difference by putting capital to work. Building on more than 25 years of trusted experience and outstanding track record, we unite leading expertise to unlock smarter investments in real estate, infrastructure and credit strategies. We are a team of specialists with a passion to perform. While delivering better solutions for our stakeholders, we also thrive in creating sustainable value in our surrounding local communities. Niam has offices in Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Luxembourg. For more information, please visit www.niam.se/en


Sverker Åkerblom
CEO, Niam Infrastructure
Sverker Åkerblom