GO² projects

Renewable energy is the ticket to a more sustainable business model and energy secure future. There is a massive need for building more renewable capacity to meet the established goals for replacing fossil and nuclear energy. Shrinking public budgets and national support systems, combined with tougher equity requirements for European financial institutions, have resulted in numerous renewable energy projects being put on hold. Many projects have stalled due mainly to a lack of top-financing.

ECOHZ is building a portfolio of renewable power projects across Europe that are currently lacking top-financing. With GO2 United or GO2 Signature, providing the needed top-financing, these projects can come to life.

GO2 projects fullfill the requirements:

  • Mature technology: Wind, solar, bio and hydro
  • Top-up financing, max 15% of CAPEX
  • Main financing must be in place
  • Grid connection is approved
  • Size of financing: 50,000 – 500,000 € (initial phase)
  • European country part of the Guarantees of Origin scheme
  • Independent and- /or complementary to other types of financing
  • Financing projects that would not be realized today without contribution from the ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation

Dutch high-tech company finances Sandvik hydropower plant through ECOHZ GO²

Sandvik
The Sandvik power project stalled because it lacked critical top-financing. Through ECOHZ GO², a Dutch high-tech company top-financed the renewable energy project ensuring that Sandvik, a small hydropower plant in Norway, is able to bring more renewable electricity to the grid. The construction of the hydro power plant The final planning is done and the construction […] Read more …

Lygre

Lygre
Lygre is a small hydropower plant on a goat farm in Norway. The Lygre goat farm and the Lygre river are tucked in between the western fjords of Norway. Today, electricity is not produced from this untapped natural resource; construction of a small hydropower plant is blocked due to lack of financing. If financing is […] Read more …

Kroka II

Kroka 2
Kroka II is a small hydropower plant where Vikings lived in Norway. The Norwegian coast is well suited to transform water resources into clean, renewable electricity. An enthusiastic farmer in Kvinnherad, in the mountainous Norwegian fjord land, is working to build a small hydropower plant on his farm. The project needs more financing to be […] Read more …

H&M top-finances Tågeröd wind farm through ECOHZ GO²

Tågeröd is on the Swedish coast in Västra Götaland in Tanum municipality. Wind measuring with two met masts has been made between the years 2008 and 2012. The Tågeröd project is within an area pointed out as suitable for wind power by the municipality. Wind farm Tågeröd is located in a forested and bare rock area close to the sea in the north west of the village Tanumshede. Read more …