Sol Systems and Nationwide have launched a joint venture: Helios Infrastructure Fund. Helios’ initial objective is to acquire, develop, build and own over 330 MW of utility and commercial solar assets throughout the USA in the next 12 months, with an aim to expand the platform thereafter.
Innogy SE has announced the purchase of two large-scale solar development projects from Overland Sun Farming in Australia, with a combined capacity of more than 460 MW. The Limondale and Hillston solar projects are located in New South Wales.
Inspired Evolution has signed a deal to invest up to US$36 million in Alten RE Developments Africa B.V., the sub-Saharan Africa-focused subsidiary of Alten Energías Renovables. The investment by Inspired Evolution’s Evolution II Fund will expand Alten Africa’s existing solar photovoltaic development platform across sub-Saharan Africa.
Equis Energy has achieved financial close on its 127 MW Tailem Bend solar project in South Australia, located 100km south‐east of Adelaide. The estimated total investment is AUD200 million (US$157.17 million).
ContourGlobal Plc has confirmed that it is negotiating with Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Acciona the acquisition of five concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Spain.
JCM Matswani Solar Corp Limited has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for the engineering, procurement and construction and long-term operation and maintenance of a 40 MW solar photovoltaic power plant to be constructed in Salima, eastern Malawi.
Capital Dynamics has announced that its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) team has agreed to acquire 8point3 Energy Partners LP, a yieldco based in San Jose, California. The publicly-traded company is comprised of approximately 710 MW of net generation capacity in fully operational, US-based solar assets.
TerraForm Power, Inc. has announced that it has launched a voluntary tender offer to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Saeta Yield, S.A., a leading, publicly-listed European owner and operator of wind and solar assets, located primarily in Spain.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched three separate tenders for renewable energy projects which altogether entail the development of 4070 MW. The authority is seeking developers for 2000 MW wind power projects and 2000 MW solar photovoltaic projects at locations proposed by bidders, plus a 70 MW solar PV park in the northern state of Assam.
The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) within the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia has awarded the Sakaka IPP PV solar project, the first utility scale renewable energy project in the country, to ACWA Power.
Pacifico Energy K.K. has successfully completed the launch of its first solar investment fund. The fund will be comprised of 5 Japanese solar power plants totaling over 100 MWdc.
Invenergy has announced that its La Jacinta Solar project, located in the Salto Department of Uruguay, issued a 24.5-year investment-grade rated project bond for approximately US$64.75 million in the U.S. Private Placement Market. The bond was rated Baa3 by Moody’s.
German asset and investment manager KGAL has secured financing from HSH Nordbank AG for the construction, development and operation of two solar photovoltaic plants in France with an overall capacity of 18.58 MW.
Canadian Solar Inc, an international solar power company, has entered into an agreement with Photon Energy NV to co-develop five utility-scale solar power projects, with a total capacity of 1.14 GWp. The projects are located in New South Wales, a state in the south-east of Australia.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Akuo Energy have announced the signing of a financing package for a 50 MW solar power project in Mali. The Kita project is Mali’s second solar park in development.
The European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Wattosun, a Portuguese firm with over 50 years’ experience in developing, financing and operating photovoltaic roof-top and ground mounted projects globally, for a EUR5 million (US$6.19 million) facility to finance a portfolio of self-consumption photovoltaic installations across Portugal.
Partners Group has sold its stake in Japan Solar, a 610 MW platform of Japanese solar power assets. The stake was sold to a consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), generating a blended gross return of 3.2x on the original investment for Partners Group's programs.
Capital Stage and Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to invest €140 M in Irish renewable energy market
Capital Stage and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund enter €140 million partnership to invest in the Irish renewable energy market with leading Irish solar company Power Capital
Neoen Australia has secured financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) for its 150MW Coleambally solar farm in New South Wales, in the south-east of Australia. Once completed, it will be the state's largest solar farm.
The government of the Canary Islands has confirmed that it will hold two auctions for large-scale wind and solar power projects this year. It has been reported in local press that 100 MW will be allocated in the solar auction, and 300 MW wind projects will be awarded in the other auction. No dates were disclosed.