Energy Efficiency
Making a valuable contribution to climate protection
years of investment experience
realised projects
key themes: energy efficiency & decentralised power generation
key areas: built environment, transport & industry
As at: 31.12.2020

The Strategy

In addition to the expansion of renewable energies, energy efficiency is an important component of the energy transition and makes a valuable contribution to climate protection. Significant investment is needed in order to achieve the 2030 climate targets, but many infrastructure owners and operators do not have the financial resources to adopt the necessary technologies for enhanced efficiency.

Energy efficiency includes a broad range of proven technologies, which benefit the user – typically commercial and industrial companies or the public administration – by reducing its energy costs. Such technologies include LED lighting, cogeneration plants, air conditioning, heating and ventilation technologies, high efficient boilers as well as roof-mounted photovoltaic plants for self-consumption. By sharing the expected cost savings between the user and the investor, the investor achieves an attractive return while the user reduces immediately its energy cost without incurring any upfront investment.

Our experienced investment team has extensive experience in developing energy efficiency projects with highly attractive risk-adjusted returns across a broad range of sectors, technologies and counterparties.

The Team

The team has extensive and proven investment experience in the energy efficiency space, having successfully completed more than 30 projects to-date. It benefits from proven deal sourcing capabilities, leveraging a diversified range of different origination channels, as well as an established and standardised investment process.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency – The First Fuel

Find out why energy efficiency should be considered as “first fuel”. Robert Hundeshagen, Investment Manager at Aquila Capital, explains why energy efficiency investments play a vital role in the energy transition and truly deliver an impact from a return perspective as well as by addressing key UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Green Logistics

Green Logistics in Southern Europe – Realising sustainable growth potential

Learn more about the investment potential in the Southern European Logistics market in our webinar. Our panel of industry experts share their views on the investment opportunity in combination with the importance of ESG and other environmental considerations. Rolf Zarnekow, Head of Real Estate at Aquila Capital is discussing the market conditions with Reno Cardiff, Head of Capital Markets Business Space Spain at Cushman & Wakefield and João Almeida, Head of Projects & Processes at Sonae MC Logistics.

The panel covers broad topics on the investment case including the assessment of the micro-and macroeconomic environment and the implications for the end-user.

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