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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 platform Solarplaza.

The IKEA-effect: How big companies are driving demand for renewable energy

Corporate demand for renewable energy will only continue to rise in the future. To understand what is driving the change, you need only look at IKEA. The global furniture retailer is rapidly becoming a corporate activist in the area of sustainability. One of the first milestones is IKEA’s own energy consumption, and a company the size of IKEA has the power to increase global demand for renewable energy, explains our analyst.

Record earnings yet again at 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

Why solar energy is back from the dead in Spain

Optimism seems to have returned to the Spanish solar market after a lost decade of sluggish growth. Our expert offers her views on why solar energy looks poised to transform the Spanish energy system.

France: Obton among winners in major solar PV auction

France is set to add another 855 MW of solar energy to its production after the completion of its fifth major solar PV auction. The auction approved a total of 118 new ground-mounted solar PV projects – Obton’s French subsidiary, Coruscant Développement, is responsible for two of these.

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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: +637 MWp

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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