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 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.
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.
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 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 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.