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GE Energy Financial Services raises solar energy fund in Japan

GE Energy Financial Services raises solar energy fund in Japan

🕔Jul 10, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, the energy investing unit of General Electric, has raised the largest solar energy fund in Japan to invest in Japanese solar power projects.

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First Solar signs Loan Facility from Mizuho Bank for Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Japan

First Solar signs Loan Facility from Mizuho Bank for Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Japan

🕔Jun 16, 2017

First Solar, Inc. has announced today that has signed a syndicated development loan facility agreement of approximately JPY7 billion (US$64 million) with Mizuho Bank Ltd. 

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Macquarie Capital acquires renewable energy company RES Japan

Macquarie Capital acquires renewable energy company RES Japan

🕔Jun 7, 2017

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ORIX to acquire 22% ownership stake in Ormat

ORIX to acquire 22% ownership stake in Ormat

🕔May 24, 2017

Ormat Technologies and ORIX Corporation has announced that ORIX will acquire an approximately US$627 million ownership stake in Ormat from FIMI ENRG Limited Partnership, FIMI ENRG, L.P., Bronicki Investments, Ltd., and senior members of management, representing in the aggregate an approximately 22.1% ownership position in Ormat.

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Project Financing signed for Japanese power plant

Project Financing signed for Japanese power plant

🕔Apr 26, 2017

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) has announced that Fukushima Gas Power Co., Ltd. (FGP) has signed a contract for a US$1.27-billion syndicated loan with Development Bank of Japan Inc. as the lead arranger on the 1,180 MW Natural Gas-fired Power Generation Project at Soma Port in Shinchi Town, Fukushima Prefecture.

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KKR's X-Elio closes financing for 66 MW solar in Japan

KKR's X-Elio closes financing for 66 MW solar in Japan

🕔Apr 26, 2017

X-Elio, a spanish solar developer and operator owned by KKR & Co LP, has achieved financial close for two projects with a combined capacity of 66 MW in Miyagi, Japan.

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Canadian Solar secures project bond in Japan

Canadian Solar secures project bond in Japan

🕔Apr 6, 2017

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced completion of its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd

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Canadian Solar Secures JPY4 Billion credit facility

Canadian Solar Secures JPY4 Billion credit facility

🕔Mar 31, 2017

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has entered into a 3-year credit agreement for JPY4 billion (US$36 million) with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.

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Renova to study feasibility of 560MW Yurihonjo Offshore Wind project

Renova to study feasibility of 560MW Yurihonjo Offshore Wind project

🕔Mar 17, 2017

Renova, a Japanese renewable energy developer, to carry out a feasibility study on a 560 MW nearshore wind farm off the city of Yurihonjo in Akita Prefecture in the northern Tohoku region of Japan.

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First Solar Secures loan for 59.5 MW solar project in Ishikawa, Japan

First Solar Secures loan for 59.5 MW solar project in Ishikawa, Japan

🕔Feb 23, 2017

First Solar, Inc. has announced that it has obtained non-recourse project debt financing of approximately JPY27 billion (US$240 million) in a syndicated loan arranged by Mizuho Bank Ltd. for a utility-scale solar project in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan.

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Kyushu Electric Power to develop Japan’s biggest offshore wind farm

Kyushu Electric Power to develop Japan’s biggest offshore wind farm

🕔Feb 17, 2017

The consortium led by  the Japan-based utility Kyuden Mirai, has been selected to undertake the development of Japan's largest offshore wind project to date. The project, which holds a total budget of JPY175 billion (US$1.54 billion) is expected to add 229 MW of wind generation to the current wind power portfolio.

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Sonnedix announces partnering with GSSG Solar for 170 MW expansion in Japan

Sonnedix announces partnering with GSSG Solar for 170 MW expansion in Japan

🕔Feb 15, 2017

Sonnedix, through its Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS), has partnered with GSSG Solar to deploy a 170MW portfolio of Solar PV plants, with 47MW under construction, and the rest currently under development.

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33 MW Ohorayama wind project achieves financial close

33 MW Ohorayama wind project achieves financial close

🕔Jan 11, 2017

Pattern Energy Group LP and Green Power Investment Corporation have announced the completion of financing of the 33 MW Green Power Otsuki GK power project. Pattern Development and GPI are joint venture partners on the project, which is located in Kochi Prefecture, Japan.

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Aquila Capital expands its PV portfolio with new investment in Japan

Aquila Capital expands its PV portfolio with new investment in Japan

🕔Dec 22, 2016

Aquila Capital has made an investment in the three-digit million euro range in a photovoltaic park in Tomakomai, Hokkaido in the north of Japan on behalf of institutional investors.

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Canadian Solar closes financing for 55 MW solar project in Japan

Canadian Solar closes financing for 55 MW solar project in Japan

🕔Dec 9, 2016

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced the closing of JPY14.9 billion (US$131 million) senior and subordinate non-recourse term loan facilities to finance the construction and operation of a 55 MW solar power plant in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan.

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Thailand’s Gunkul to acquire Japanese solar park

Thailand’s Gunkul to acquire Japanese solar park

🕔Nov 28, 2016

Thailand-based GUNKUL has announced that it will invest in its fourth solar farm in Japan, in Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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Etrion and Hitachi sign project financing to build 13.2 MW Komatsu Solar Project in Japan

Etrion and Hitachi sign project financing to build 13.2 MW Komatsu Solar Project in Japan

🕔Nov 22, 2016

Etrion and Hitachi High-Technologies will build, own and operate the 13.2 MW Komatsu solar project in Japan with financing from Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

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Japan's Eurus Energy acquires 27.5 MW wind farms in Finland

Japan's Eurus Energy acquires 27.5 MW wind farms in Finland

🕔Oct 21, 2016

Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, a Japanese renewable energy company, has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of two wind farms in Finland from a joint venture of Maas Capital Renewables, a dedicated investor in renewable energy, 100% owned by ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and YARD ENERGY, a Dutch based developer of wind energy projects.

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JAPEX announces business partners for 1,180 MW power plant

JAPEX announces business partners for 1,180 MW power plant

🕔Oct 19, 2016

At the shareholders meeting of Fukushima Gas Power Co., Ltd. FGP) that was founded by Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) held on October 11, 2016, two important resolutions concerning the Natural Gas-fired Power Generation Project at Soma Port in Shinchi Town, Fukushima Prefecture were passed.

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TEPCO invests in United Wind

TEPCO invests in United Wind

🕔Oct 17, 2016

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, (TEPCO Holdings) has made an investment in United Wind, Inc., a venture company developing solutions business in the U.S. that reduces customers’ electricity expenses by utilizing small wind power generation facilities.

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