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.
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.
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.
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.
Obton Holding II A/S achieves solid results for 2016
Obton Holding II A/S – the parent company of Obton A/S and Koncenton A/S - publishes an EBIT of DKK 78 million for the financial year 2016. This is a historic result, showing a 90% improvement over 2015.
Obton enters the Canadian market with full effect
Obton enters the Canadian market with full effect through an equity investment into the experienced renewable energy developer Perimeter Solar Inc. Obton enters co-ownership deal with recognized Canadian project developers, Perimeter Solar Inc. The co-ownership means that Obton now owns 49% of the company, who has more than 280 MW under development in Canada.
Obton attends Intersolar 2017
Once again, Obton is in Munich for the worlds largest exhibition for the solar industry. The procurement team at Obton has dedicated the next few days to network, meet new and existing business partners and be inspired by an exhibition with nearly 40,000 visitors.
Obton enters the Dutch PV-market
After extended analysis of the market, we are proud to announce that Obton has invested in a solar park of 14 MWp in the northeastern parts of the Netherlands. It is the first time Obton enters the Dutch market for solar power, and with this investment Obton manages one of the largest solar projects in the Netherlands.
Obton, Rabobank agree on EU 30,2 M refinancing of operative PV-portfolio in Belgium
In late December 2016, Obton and Dutch multinational bank Rabobank finalized the refinancing of an operational PV-portfolio of 40 rooftops to a total capacity of 12,85 MWp. Early 2016, the Belgian PV-plants were acquired and added to Obtons portfolio of renewable energy assets with a total of 250 MWp.