The German sustainable energy sector has grown in recent years – the goal of the Federal Republic is to draw 40 to 45 percent of the electricity consumed from renewable energy sources by 2025. Currently, the share of renewable energy in German electricity generation is about 35%. Wind power is by far the most widely used type of energy. This environment is generating a great deal of interest in the german investment sector. German energy investors are mostly active all over Europe and are interested in solar investments in warmer countries like Portugal or Spain, as well as investments in Nordic countries which have high potential in wind and hydro power. In the following article we present three investors from Germany who are active in the renewable energy sector. More renwable energy investors are provided in our List of +100 Renewable Energy Investors in Europe.
1. Aquila Capital (Hamburg)
Aquila Capital has its headquarter in Hamburg, Germany and is one of the most important german renewables investors with around 11€ billion under management. The investor has diversified portfolio and invests not only in the standards, solar and wind energy, but among others in hydro or green logistics. All together Aquila, which was founded in 2001, has around 10GW of renewable energy in their portfolio.
2. CEE Group (Hamburg)
Also with their headquarter in Hamburg, CEE Group is slightly older than Aquila and was founded 2000. Over the last 20 years the investor has invested more than 1.9€ billion in wind and solar assets in central Europe. These two assets groups, photovolatic and wind energy, are the expertise of the investor. The geographical focus of the CEE Europe is in Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands. Also through this focus, the German renewables investor is one of the largest investor and provider of wind and solar energy in Europe.
3. EWE Erneuerbare Energien (Oldenburg)
EWE Erneuerbare Energien is the Subsidiary of the German Energy supply company EWE AG. The kick-off for the investor, whose first wind farm with 3MW was a very successful pilot project and the biggest windpark in Germany at the time, took place as early as 1989. Wind energy is still the company’s focus today, with 360MW of onshore wind energy complemented by 170MW of offshore wind energy. In addition to financing wind farms, EWE erneuerbare Energien is also interested in solar and biomass energy, with a combined portfolio of 14 MW.
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