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StartGreen sees opportunities in grid congestion

By Blog, Overijssel Energy Fund, Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital

Expert blog – March 19, 2024

Grid congestion is a hot topic, especially in the world of impact investing. On the one hand, we would like to accelerate the energy transition, on the other hand, we are limited in this by the infrastructure of our electricity grid. Joost Vlot, Investment Manager at Energiefonds Overijssel, one of the funds that StartGreen manages, explains how grid congestion could arise and how StartGreen helps to solve the traffic jam on the electricity highway.
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Creative use of euros for the energy transition

By Overijssel Energy Fund, Impact financing, News, PDENH, StartGreen Capital

Interview – September 5, 2023

The energy transition is in full swing, but a lot of work still needs to be done to prepare our world for the Paris climate goals. This not only requires a lot of money, but also creative constructions to use that money effectively. There is a major role for so-called 'alternative financiers' such as StartGreen Capital, who pursue social returns in addition to financial returns. What does their role look like? Sebastian Maks from Change Inc spoke with Coenraad de Vries, Nienke Rijpstra and Anthony Villevoije. 

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Innovative financing enables realisation renewable energy projects

By Blog, Overijssel Energy Fund, Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital
Expert Blog – June 6, 2023

StartGreen is financing the construction of a large solar park near Almelo. This financing is possible because, among other things, charging point manager Allego is guaranteed to purchase the generated power for the next ten years. In this blog, Investment Director Nienke Rijpstra describes the benefits of purchase contracts and other innovative financing structures.

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