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Energy transition is a central issue for societies around the world. Access to reliable, clean and cost-efficient energy supply has become a business imperative. Customers and stakeholders expect companies to actively engage in initiatives to mitigate climate change.

At Westend Bank, we are committed to mitigating climate change by financially supporting energy transition. We support energy generation from wind and solar, as well as other renewable sources. We lend to energy storage projects, such as batteries and PtX, but also finance energy-efficiency measures on new and existing properties.

We work with project developers, independent power producers, service providers and suppliers of core components to help them implement their projects. Our clients are experienced in their field, but do not necessarily have the track record that’s required by other traditional lenders. We offer short, unbureaucratic decision-making paths to tailor-made loans.

We cover the niche between retailers and wholesalers and provide interim solutions in different project phases. Our loans range from smaller projects that will be incorporated into a portfolio or, where long-term offtake agreements have yet to be signed, to large, international projects.

Key Features

  • Loans to support the transition to sustainable energy systems in the SME sector
  • A straightforward, flexible and tailored approach across all stages of the financing process
  • Ability to extend financing to a wide range of projects, including those other traditional lenders would not consider
  • A long-term approach from a strong and stable financial partner
  • Our core markets are industrialised countries with a focus on the euro area
Christoph Trageser
Christoph Trageser
Senior Account Manager
Telephone +49 69 660 595 6 04

Christoph Trageser joined Westend Bank AG in August 2022 as a Senior Account Manager. Previously, he was responsible for valuing large-volume commercial properties and development measures as an expert at Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG. Before this, he worked as an authorised signatory and Director of Property Valuation at Peermatch Management GmbH, a Frankfurt-based fintech for commercial real estate financing. In the field of property valuation, Christoph worked before for Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG, where he was previously a credit analyst in the market division and a trainee.

Christoph began his career with a banking apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank and holds a degree in business administration from the University of Bayreuth. He completed postgraduate studies at the German Real Estate Academy at the University of Freiburg to become a qualified surveyor (DIA). Christoph is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a certified HypZert (F) real estate valuer.

Financing process

  1. Apply
    You contact us and provide information regarding your project and required financing
  2. Assess
    We conduct due diligence on your project, including potential returns and time horizons
  3. Arrange
    Once approved, we arrange the terms of the loan and transfer the funds to you

Case Studies

Case Study 1

Case Study 1

Solar energy

Case Study 2

Case Study 2

Wind energy

Case Study 3

Case Study 3

Energy storage