Obton lands Canadian contract of record proportions: Signs Canada's largest PPA ever
The Danish solar developer Obton has just entered into the largest Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to date on the sale of electricity from a 170-megawatt solar park in Alberta
A revolution in sustainable investments? Meet the EU’s new list
The days of making wild and undocumented claims about sustainable investments may soon be over. With its new detailed list, the EU aims to provide investors with a clear framework for assessing whether an investment is sustainable or not. This is obviously good news for solar PV facilities – although there are some conditions.
Obton amongst the 11 largest European solar asset owners
Danish investment company Obton sits 11th on the ranking of the biggest asset owners in the European solar business, according to a recent report from the industry magazine Solarplaza.
Record earnings yet again at Danish solar panel investor Obton Group
Increasing interest in sustainable investments, expansions on the European and Australian markets and an increase in the number of real estate projects have resulted in a pre-tax profit of EUR 19,5 million for Obton Group
Is planning the biggest threat to renewable energy?
The biggest obstacle in the transition to renewables-based energy systems may be neither technology nor cost, a new report suggests. Already today, renewable energy projects can be stalled by lengthy planning processes, and this challenge is only set to increase. Solar energy, however, may partly solve the planning problem, suggests our expert.
How a trade war is boosting solar energy in Europe
While China and the USA exchange blows in a tit for tat trade war, the real winners of the conflict may be found beyond these countries. European solar PV developers and European consumers both stand to benefit from the trade war between the two superpowers, explains our expert.
How earthquakes are changing the Dutch energy system
For more than 50 years, the Netherlands has been blessed by its enormous natural gas reserves. But recent events have shown the Dutch that cheap and abundant energy can also come at a price. Trade attaché at the Embassy of Denmark in the Netherlands, Heide Ehlert-Jürgensen, explains why the Dutch energy system is changing rapidly.
What EU’s new renewable target will mean for solar energy
The EU has adopted a new 32% target for renewable energy by 2030. This new ambitious target is likely to boost solar deployment even further in European member states, predicts our expert.
Renewables: How the Dutch can meet its impossible targets
The Netherlands is undertaking the enormous task of transforming its energy system. Historically, the Dutch have relied heavily on their gas reserves, but with natural deposits dwindling, the country is looking to renewable energy to meet its energy demands. And as Obton’s CEO, Anders Marcus, explains, solar energy will play a key role.
Beyond subsidies - the future of the European solar PV market
Though moving at wildly different speeds, the European markets for solar PVs are gradually shifting away from subsidies to market-based pricing, as the cost of solar energy has been dramatically reduced in the past years. Here, we look at three examples of how European countries are promoting renewable energy.
Why you should care about cleaning your solar PV array
Keeping a solar photovoltaic (PV) array clean of dust, dirt and debris is not as easy as it may sound. Deciding when and how often to clean them is something of an art form. Our expert in the field shares his secrets.
Common (and costly) sources of PV yield loss – and how to avoid them
Even relatively minor inefficiencies in a PV plant can result in substantial yield loss. We offer a few tips on how to keep your facility running smoothly.
2019 in solar: 5 predictions for the new year
Solar energy is rapidly taking its place as a key renewable in the energy system of the future. That trend will only continue in 2019. Our expert offers his predictions on important events that may either slow or accelerate the rise of solar energy.
Obton completes joint venture project with local developer in Australia
Obton is increasingly targeting joint venture projects with local developers in different countries. Three new solar projects are currently underway in Australia following the collaboration between Obton and the developer Torus. The joint venture model allows local knowledge and international project financing to work hand in hand, and this has resulted in a fast and flexible start-up process.
How to develop successful solar PV projects – a brief check list
There are numerous hurdles and pitfalls for a solar photovoltaic project to make it from the idea stage to a fully operational facility. By doing your homework, you minimize the risk of unpleasant – and costly – surprises, advises our expert.
Obton is set for more in UK. Acquisition of 9 MWp solar PV projects marks entry.
Finalizing the transaction of two solar PV projects of 4.9 MWp and 4.1 MWp respectively, the Danish investment company enters the scene of the UK solar market.
Obton, Ambassador, King's Commissioner and Mayor inaugurate 14 MWp solarpark in the Netherlands
Once completed, the solar park will consist of 117.000 modules supplying electricity to nearly 3.000 households. The inauguration ceremony on the construction site marks the culmination of a dedicated effort from Obton and the collaborators involved.
Acquisition of independent power producer Coruscant serves as a catalyst for Obton’s growth ambitions for a further 100-200 MWp in France
Last week, Obton announced its acquisition of French independent power producer Coruscant. The deal involves the acquisition of 30 MWp solar projects in operation, while another 20 MWp are under construction. The acquisition is a key part of Obton’s growth strategy in France where the ambition is to expand the existing portfolio by 100-200 MWp in the coming years.
Obton acquires French independent power producer Coruscant specialized in solar development
Obton today announces a historic deal to acquire 100% ownership of the French IPP and solar developer Coruscant SA. The acquisition marks the single largest transaction in Obton’s history and comes as part of Obton’s strategy to continue its growth and build its position in the highly competitive market for solar energy in France.
Obton acquires co-ownership of Italian 50 MWp solar portfolio
The agreement makes Obton one of the 2 main shareholders in the solar PV-project, Copernico, which also includes Italian institutional investors. In addition to co-ownership of the solar PV-project, Obton shall also be a part of the project investment committee which holds the overall responsibility for the operation of the project’s PV-plants.