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Our approach

Developing clean energy with a local approach

With 200 people in 7 offices across Europe, we combine a range of financial, technical and cultural skills to produce the highest quality clean energy assets for Aquila Capital’s fund business, third-party investors and our own balance sheet. We manage and continue to build a diversified portfolio through local stakeholder engagement to create a positive impact within the European community.

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Ensuring quality standards

by collaborating closely with our partners, stakeholders and experts from an early stage.

Operating locally

with local teams and networks bringing cultures and expertise together to be locally responsive.

Agile working

is part of our culture. We remain flexible and adaptable to deliver the best results in an ever-changing clean energy market.

Focusing on long-term ownership

of our projects to continuously create value, reduce complexity and manage them successfully.

Creating a resilient portfolio

The energy transition requires a diversified clean energy portfolio and a stable grid. We have built and continue to develop a resilient portfolio that not only produces much needed generation assets, but also battery energy storage systems to help manage the intermittent electricity generated by wind and solar pv. As stewards of our projects’ grid connection points, we seek to maximise hybridisation whenever possible.

Employee portrait of Sebastian Krull who is Head Corporate Solutions at Aquila Clean Energy.

We handle the complexity of our business by close collaboration of highly specialised departments. Additionally, we are close to the assets we develop and manage by having experienced local teams.

Sebastian Krull, Head Corporate Solutions
Employee portrait of Torsten Klee who is Chief Financial Officer at Aquila Clean Enegery.

Aquila Clean Energy stands for high quality. We ensure our quality standards by close monitoring with strong technical and financial tools and teams.

Torsten Klee, Chief Financial Officer

Together, striving for a cleaner future

200 employees of 26 nationalities enable projects throughout Europe while ensuring the necessary proximity to the local projects and service providers.

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Excellence through diversity

Best ideas come through diverse perspectives. We believe that promoting and valuing different cultures is indispensable to the development of quality assets.

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Local engagement

We develop, build and manage projects for long-term success. We highly value community partnerships – not only by providing jobs for the construction and operation of the facilities on site but also by generating local social value.

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Shaping the way to a clean energy future

Aquila Clean Energy has a 17-year track record in the clean energy industry. Having started by targeting mature assets, we have meanwhile broadened our in-house expertise over time and are now developing and acquiring greenfield projects, procuring equipment and construction contracts, structuring PPAs and the capital to support the realisation of the portfolio across 15 European countries.

  1. 2006

    Inception of Aquila Clean Energy business

  2. 2013

    First utility-scale projects in Central Europe

  3. 2014

    First investments in Scandinavia with construction management and PPA

  4. 2017

    First development project in Iberia

  5. 2018

    First development projects in Spain

  6. 2020

    Expansion into Italy, Greece and Baltics

  7. 2021

    First battery energy storage system

  8. 2022

    Financing of EUR 1bn construction facility for green projects in Southern Europe

Enabling sustainable opportunities

Solar PV

Development of a solar PV plant

Annika Wagner and Stefan Rothschuh, Project Developers for greenfield solar pv in Germany, are explaining the various steps that are needed for a solar park development. From land scouting and liaising with landowners and local municipalities, rendering the environmental studies and obtaining the required building permits, securing the grid connection, performing the technical planning of the project and organising the EPC until construction, the Aquila Clean Energy development team is taking care of the necessary steps needed for a solar pv project.

Wind Energy

Wind farm “The Rock”: the largest construction project in our history so far

“The Rock” windfarm in Northern Norway is our largest and most complex construction project to date. Bernhard Gierke, Investment Manager Energy & Infrastructure at Aquila Clean Energy, explains the challenges that our team had to encounter during the construction phase, especially during winter times. The 400 MW windfarm is expected to produce 1,300 GWh of energy which will be used by a local aluminium smelter.

Battery Storage

Battery Storage System, Project Kairos

Large-scale battery storage systems are an important component for the realisation of the energy transition. They can balance the fluctuating production of renewable energies and thus support the switch to clean energy. Kilian Leykam, Investment Manager Battery Storage at Aquila Capital, explains the relevance of energy storage for the expansion of renewable energies and gives a tour of our construction site in Ruien, Belgium.

Solar PV

Solar PV Plant in Almeria, Spain

In the Tabernas desert, in the South of Spain, we realised the solar PV plant “La Cabrita”. Here, Ignacio Ríos, Project Construction Manager at Aquila Clean Energy, introduces the large solar PV park and its characteristics. La Cabrita, which was built minimising its environmental impact, spans a total area of 120 hectares and has an installed capacity of around 50 MW.

Wind Energy

Annual inspections of a windfarm

Melanie Schaub, Asset Manager Wind, explains the key criteria she considers when visiting wind farms for an annual inspection. The dedicated asset management team closely inspects the turbines and the local conditions of its wind farms on a regular basis in order to ensure the assets’ stable and long-term performance for the investors.

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    Our sustainability impact

    We aim to maximise the positive and minimise the negative impact we have on society and the environment. We use best practices to continuously advance this work.

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    Our local engagement

    We ensure long-term success through continuous engagement at the local sites of our projects. Get to know how we build trust and strong relationships locally.