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France – between nuclear and renewables

The French government has laid out ambitious plans to massively expand its renewable energy production in the next decade. The plan will mean closing coal-fired power plants. However, the country has put the brakes on its plans to phase out a number of nuclear reactors. This approach risks making the transition to renewable energy more expensive to French consumers, warns our expert.

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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.

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Renewables: On the brink of a storage breakthrough?

As even more renewable energy is added to our energy systems, the need for reliable and scalable storage technologies increases. And there is cause for cautious optimism regarding energy storage, explains our expert.

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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.

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How may we help you?

Obton invests predominantly in markets where there is a balanced relationship between return and risk. Our set of values is not driven by speculation in short-term returns, but rather in long-term high-security projects that provide benefits for developers and owners, funding partners and investors.

We are constantly looking for interesting projects that can be included in our portfolio. We regularly screen options and new offers applying our standard investment model to test whether a project is interesting to pursue.

 

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Solar PV systems

Total capacity: +500 MWp

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Who we are

Obton is an investment and development company that targets land and rooftop owners, developers and financial institutions with the goal of building a broad and risk-diverse portfolio of assets in the field of renewable energy. Our expertise includes development, funding and management of solar PV projects - primarily projects starting from EUR 10m for stable markets in Europe and North America.

At Obton, we work with long-term partnerships, both on the developer and financing side. We use our long-standing experience of solar energy to find opportunities in both existing and new markets. Our wide experience has been built up through investments in turnkey projects as well as complex projects, such as the development of large-scale ground mounted PV systems and roof top PV systems in urban areas. We like to think that we are good at making the difficult simple.

Our expertise covers both the legal and the analytical aspects from development and construction through the management of the parks.

 

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Meet the team

Obton has 60 in-house specialist working with everything in the range of adminstration through management to acquisition and finance of solar PV projects In the department of acquisition and finance of the PV systems, Obton pride ourselves of having some of the industry's most competent and experienced team members. 

Fast, agile and result oriented

We offer our business partners an easy and short process from the initial contact to financial close. Our competencies and track record allow us to perform due diligence on promising assets in short time, ensuring an effective and satisfying process. At Obton, it is important for us to build value creating relationships and maintain our reputation as a competent and trustworthy partner, therefore our goal when negotiating agreements is to achieve an outcome that is beneficial to both ourselves and business partners.

 

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