After taking Enel across the Atlantic to create a clean energy giant, Francesco Starace now has Africa and Asia in his sights – just don't expect him to take its renewables empire offshore any time soon.

With 43GW of clean capacity under its wing, the Italian utility, turned ubiquitous wind and solar developer, is one of only a handful of global operators that could fairly be described as a renewables superpower, thanks to its massive project base in the Americas and at home in Europe.