Climate Protection Funds “HEP – Solar Green Energy Impact Fund 1” invests in Japan

Mehrere Photovoltaik-Panele einer Solaranlage

Güglingen, February 20, 2024 – The acquisition of a project entitled “Kite&Fox” (30 MWp, EUR 40 million investment volume) on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido will further advance the diversification of climate protection fund “HEP – Solar Green Energy Impact Fund 1”. In line with its strategy, the fund adds Japan to its list of investment markets which already includes the US.

Key points of the project

The “Kite&Fox” project is located on a former golf course. The experienced solar company hep utilizes the many advantages of converting such an area, such as the existing basic infrastructure. The existing leveled area reduces interventions in nature, which saves time and effort for approvals and resources in addition to the sustainability aspects. The project will be built on an area of around 200 hectares by July 2025. The solar park is expected to produce 38.5 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, supplying over 5,350 Japanese households with green energy.

The Japanese energy market

Japan is very well suited as an investment location for geographical diversification. The demand for energy is unbroken. According to forecasts by Solar Power Europe, the annual demand for renewable energies will double by 2030. Developments in the solar energy sector are helping to stabilize energy prices and reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports. The switch from an economically expensive feed-in tariff to a feed-in premium is a strategically important step in the further development of sustainable electricity production. This change opens up attractive investment opportunities, which are being seized through the purchase of the “Kite&Fox” project.

HEP – Solar Green Energy Impact Fund 1

hep offers German investors the opportunity to invest directly in climate protection funds. In addition to customized solutions for large investors, hep also enables institutional and private investors to invest in the world’s largest solar markets: USA, Japan, Germany, Canada and now also in Poland. The current hep investment fund is designed in accordance with Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and its economic activities are in line with the Taxonomy Regulation. This fulfills the highest sustainability requirements currently available on the European market.


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