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Michael Waldner, co-founder Pexapark, Swisspreneur Podcast

EP #368 - Michael Waldner: Buying and Selling Renewable Energy

Michael Waldner

January 4, 2024

1:27 - Renewable energy in 2008 

10:02 - The volatility of the energy market

16:00 - Renewables subsidies on their way out

25:18 - Growing pains as a company

31:53 - Raising funds in an unideal context

About Michael Waldner:

Michael Waldner is the co-founder and CEO at Pexapark, a provider of energy risk and portfolio management capabilities for renewable energy. He holds a MSc in Industrial Management and Manufacturing Engineering from ETH and previously worked at companies like EGL AG and Axpo Trading AG before starting Pexapark in 2017.

With more than 30GW of renewable PPA transactions supported, Pexapark is the reference for buying, selling and managing renewable energy. What is PPA, you may ask? The acronym stands for Power Purchase Agreement, which is a contractual agreement between energy buyers and sellers. They come together and agree to buy and sell an amount of energy which is or will be generated by a renewable asset. PPAs are usually signed for a long-term period between 10-20 years. Thanks to the low cost of solar technology, solar is now one of the cheapest renewables available. That is what makes solar PPAs popular.

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