Aquila Energy Efficiency Trust
INCOME RESULTING FROM TRUE ENERGY SAVINGS
Aquila Energy Efficiency Trust

INCOME RESULTING FROM TRUE ENERGY SAVINGS

Income resulting from true energy savings

Aquila Energy Efficiency Trust focusses on investments in small to medium sized energy efficiency projects in the private and public sector. Our investments are characterised by an attractive and stable risk return profile due to largely contractually fixed cash flows and very limited exposure to fluctuations in the financial markets. Through our investments, we strive to actively contribute to the European Union’s energy and climate targets for 2030 and support its commitment to responsible investing.

WE ARE INVESTING INTO 3 DIFFERENT AREAS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY:

1 Efficency improving Technologies
Solar Panels on Rooftop
  • CHP (Combined Heat and Power)
  • District heating systems incl. subsequent products
  • Biomass plants
  • Waste-fired boilers
  • Biogas plant with grid feed
  • Solar thermal systems 
2 On-Site generation for self-consumption
LED Straßenlampe
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  • Energy related technical and constructional refurbishment of buildings 
  • Smart meter and Submetering
  • LED
  • Street lighting
3 decarbonising transport solutions
Ladestation für Elektro Autos
  • Batteries for drives incl. drive systems
  • Charging stations 

Key characteristics

Attractive risk return

  • Net target IRR 8.0-10.0%
  • Expected distribution 5% p.a., semi-annual payout
  • Income results from energy saving
  • Security through energy saving measures
  • Brief pay-back time at project level (3 – 4 years)
  • Uncorrelated to financial markets and cycles

High diversification by sector, counterparty and project type. 


Short investment period through existing project pipeline and strong deal sourcing capabilities.


Significant contribution to climate protection.

Energy efficiency project "Galletti"
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Energy efficiency project in Cremona (Italy)

Together with the family-run artisan company Acetificio Galletti SNC and Noleggio Energia as a development partner, our experienced investment team developed an energy efficiency project at the company's production site in Cremona, Northern Italy.