Saturday January 18, 2020

Bright prospects for Irish solar energy investments

Boss of Danish solar investment firm says Irish market attractive due to demand for renewable energy and a stable investment environment

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

12th January, 2020
Mark Foley, chief executive, EirGrid, and Anders Marcus, chief executive, Obton: the Irish market for solar energy investments is ‘very promising’. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

The Irish market for solar energy investments is very promising and will continue to grow, according to the chief executive of Danish investment firm Obton, which last week announced a €300 million investment in Irish solar projects.

Anders Marcus, the Danish founder of one of Europe’s largest solar investors, said that he hoped the funding announced last week would be just the beginning of the company‘s investments in Ireland.

“Whether it...

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