German ‘Energiewende’ gets a boost with Octopus Energy renewables investment

  • Octopus invests in German renewables developer Lintas Green Energy
  • Targeting creation of 1 GW of wind and solar energy – enough for 370k homes
  • Projects will help cut emissions and bills for German homes and businesses

London, 15th March 2024 - Octopus Energy’s generation arm invests in renewables developer Lintas Green Energy in a move to turbocharge Germany’s energy revolution, bringing bills down for customers while driving net zero.

The deal sees Octopus’ Sky fund (ORI SCSp) take a 50% stake of Lintas Green Energy, an Oldenburg-based experienced and fast-growing green energy developer to accelerate their growth across the country.

The investment will help build new wind and solar farms, targeting 1 GW by 2030 – enough clean energy to power 370,000 German homes.

Lintas has already built green energy projects in areas like Lower Saxony – a state which last year covered 100% of its electricity demand from its own renewable generation for the first time*.

The green energy developer currently has more than 20 projects in its fast-growing pipeline across several more states, including Hesse, Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt.

Octopus’ funding will enable it to expand further and form energy supply deals to help energy-intensive businesses decarbonise their operations.

The news comes as Octopus ramps up its renewables activity in Germany, with plans to channel more than €1 billion into the country’s clean energy infrastructure by 2027.

Octopus entered Germany’s renewables market in June 2022 and has rapidly accelerated its projects. This is Octopus’ 8th investment in the market and follows hot on the heels of its acquisition of Schiebsdorf solar farm, the largest solar farm in its portfolio.

Octopus is also partnering with major German corporations to help them cut emissions. Just last month it struck a deal with one of the country’s largest steel producers, Salzgitter Group, to supply it with solar energy for the production of green steel.

Alex Brierley, co-head of Octopus Energy Generation’s fund management business, said: “Germany has been a leader of the global ‘Energiewende’ since the 80s. We’re proud to be able to help the country speed up this transition by backing green projects and developers that are driving a cleaner, cheaper future.

“This latest deal with Lintas Green Energy is our 8th renewables deal in Germany and our first investment in a company creating new green power – and it won’t be our last.”


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*Lower Saxony had over 100% share of renewable energy in gross electricity consumption in 2023.

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