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Sustainability in the spotlight at Obton

Sustainability and the green transition are high on the agenda for us at Obton. Read more about this in our new Sustainability Report.

Bord Gáis Energy to support Obton managing solar farms in Ireland

Bord Gáis Energy wiil support Obton in the development of 11 solar farms that will be able to power approximately 20,000 homes across Ireland.

Obton to invest more in Irish solar energy sector

Obton and Shannon Energy plans to develop 1 Gigawatt (GW) of solar PV projects in Ireland over the next five years.

Why Obton is developing and building more solar farms from scratch

Access to new, upcoming markets and competitive advantages are among the factors that are crucial to the strategy.

Solar industry working to tackle the challenge of solar PV-module scrap

The service life of a solar PV-module is at least 30 years. But what is to happen to tens of thousands of solar PV-modules when they are ready for the scrap heap?

Obton now the 9th largest solar player in Europe

New report from Solarplaza ranks Danish Obton 9th among Europe's largest players in solar energy. CEO Anders Marcus is happy about moving into the top 10.

Shannon Energy powered by Obton awarded 11 solar projects in provisional results of Irish Government's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

The projects represent an initial investment of €100 million in the Irish solar energy sector, which when developed will deliver a total of 120 MW of solar power to homes throughout the country.

11 solar projects submitted to the first round of Government's renewable electricity support scheme

The projects represent an investment of more than €60 million in the Irish solar energy sector.

Obton to invest €300m in the Irish solar energy sector

Obton together with its Irish partner Shannon Energy will develop up to 500 MW of solar PV projects in Ireland over the next five years.

Obton supports UN Principles for Responsible Investment

“As an investment firm, we bear a responsibility to manage our assets in a way that benefits society”, says CEO Anders Marcus.

6 renewable energy trends to look out for in 2020

Solar energy outpaced every other electricity generating source in the last decade. And this technology shows no sign of slowing down in 2020. Obton’s expert gives us his best tips for renewable energy trends to watch in the new year.

Sustainable investment: Solar gets a boost on new EU list

It will be easier for investors to choose truly sustainable investments with the new taxonomy proposal from the EU Commission.

Community financing - the future of solar?

Renewable energy investing has traditionally been a game for the large players. Not anymore. In the Netherlands, a young company is making solar energy projects happen through small investments from locals and average citizens.

Oil companies see the light in green solar power

Solar parks and filling stations with solar panels on the roof are now a fact of life for several conventional oil and gas companies.

Obton presents one of Europe’s biggest solar funds to date with sustainable investments totalling DKK 12 billion

By launching Obton’s biggest solar fund to date, the Aarhus company Obton expects to raise investments in solar parks totalling DKK 12 billion

This renewable energy source dominated the past decade

If the challenge of transforming the global energy system to a low carbon one seems daunting, you only need to look at renewable energy investment over the past decade!

5 things to do to become a green company

Climate changes challenge us and are much in focus in the public debate. So how can companies make the most sustainable choices? Obton talked to Christian Ibsen, director of the green think tank CONCITO.

The green finish line is a long way off

EU member countries will have to raise the bar to achieve the common 2020 goals for sustainable energy. As things stand now, we are headed in the wrong direction. Solar PV systems could be a future solution if the EU is to reach the next climate goals.

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.

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

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: 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.

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.