The sale process was facilitated by Emel Solar, a Nigeria-based renewable energy development and advisory boutique.

Emel Solar was entrusted with the task of marketing of the solar project portfolio which comprises 19 plants, each in the range of 2.5 MWp and 20.5 MWp and having a total capacity of around 105 MWp.

Emel Solar director Mike Lambros said: "We are happy that we were able to successfully close the deal in a relatively short time frame, and we hope to expand upon this partnership in the UK, Australia, and elsewhere.”

Put together, the Wirsol portfolio that was put for sale generates about 100GWh energy annually. The generation capacity is said to be adequate to meet the power consumption needs of around 30,000 UK homes while offsetting 60 tons of carbon emissions annually.

Wirsol managing director Mark Hogan said: "I am very pleased to have concluded these acquisitions with Emel and Rockfire over a relatively tight timeline. Everybody involved worked effectively and with enthusiasm to conclude this important transaction.

“Wirsol Energy are already engaged in acquiring and building out significant solar pipelines in the UK and Australia and we hope to continue a positive and effective relationship with Emel and Rockfire accordingly."

With its latest acquisition, the UK-based Rockfire has grown its assets of installed solar PV capacity across ground-mounted and rooftop installations to 300MW.

Recently, Rockfire had acquired a solar PV array in Bristol at a Rolls Royce site and in September last year had procured the Swindon Solar Park.