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Octopus expands solar portfolio refinancing

Octopus expands solar portfolio refinancing

🕔Nov 13, 2017

Octopus Investments has expanded the landmark £484 million solar portfolio refinancing it closed earlier this year, further expanding the biggest deal of its kind in the European solar sector.

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IPPToday #96: Enel Green Power signs Brazilian solar debt

IPPToday #96: Enel Green Power signs Brazilian solar debt

🕔Nov 10, 2017

The Brazilian Bank will provide funding for three solar photovoltaic facilities totaling 350 MW of Enel, and a 132 MW project under development by Norwegian companies Scatec Solar and a Statoil.

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EREN, Access announce fin close on 126 MWp in Egypt

EREN, Access announce fin close on 126 MWp in Egypt

🕔Nov 9, 2017

EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) and Access Power have announced the successful financial close of two solar PV plants with a total capacity of 126 MWp located in the Benban complex marking their official entry into the Egyptian renewable market.

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Funds sign MoU  to develop 3 GW solar-plus-storage projects in Saudi Arabia

Funds sign MoU to develop 3 GW solar-plus-storage projects in Saudi Arabia

🕔Nov 3, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SoftBank Vision Fund (SBVF) to jointly fund the development of 3 GW of solar photovoltaic and storage capacity in Saudi Arabia.

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Debt pricing for Emerald Solar Farm emerges

Debt pricing for Emerald Solar Farm emerges

🕔Nov 3, 2017

RES Australia announced Emerald Solar Park has reached financial close for both equity and debt on October 24, 2017.

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Scatec Solar places NOK-750m green bond

Scatec Solar places NOK-750m green bond

🕔Nov 2, 2017

Scatec Solar ASA has successfully completed a NOK750 million (US$92 million) senior unsecured green bond issue with maturity in November 2021. 

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IPPToday #90: Lightsource sets up India Solar Partnership with UK Climate Investments

IPPToday #90: Lightsource sets up India Solar Partnership with UK Climate Investments

🕔Nov 2, 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy and UK Climate Investments, part of the Green Investment Group within Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, have entered into a partnership platform to fund the development, acquisition and ownership of large scale solar power generation assets in India.

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Uhuru Energy secures US$51 M for 310MW solar plant in Zimbabwe

Uhuru Energy secures US$51 M for 310MW solar plant in Zimbabwe

🕔Nov 2, 2017

Independent Power Producer (IPP), Uhuru Energy, has obtained US$51 million from an unnamed Chinese State-owned firm for the first phase of its 310 MW  solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Zimbabwe.

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Senegal releases scaling solar RFP

Senegal releases scaling solar RFP

🕔Oct 31, 2017

The Government of Senegal issues an open tender for solar projects in Diourbel, Kaoack, and Fatick regions of the country, with a combined storage capacity of 100 MW.

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EBRD, GCF and FMO support 80 MW of Infinity solar projects in Egypt

EBRD, GCF and FMO support 80 MW of Infinity solar projects in Egypt

🕔Oct 30, 2017

The EBRD, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) are supporting the expansion of renewable energy in Egypt with a US$ 87 million syndicated loan to Infinity Solar Energy SAE for 80 MW solar facilities located at the Benban complex.

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IPPToday #88: Scatec Solar closes financing for 400 MW in Egypt

IPPToday #88: Scatec Solar closes financing for 400 MW in Egypt

🕔Oct 30, 2017

Scatec Solar ASA (SSO) and partners have achieved financial close for six solar PV power plants in Egypt totaling 400 MW. A consortium of international Development Finance Institutions is providing a non-recourse project finance of US$335 million, which accounts for 75% of the capex. 

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ICBC and EBRD back Acwa’s Egypt solar FIT II

ICBC and EBRD back Acwa’s Egypt solar FIT II

🕔Oct 27, 2017

Under the EBRD’s US$ 500 million framework for renewable energy in Egypt, the bank is providing a financing package of US$ 73 million for the construction and operation of three solar photovoltaic power plants in Egypt totaling 120 MW.

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Shenzhen Firm to acquire three U.S. solar farms

Shenzhen Firm to acquire three U.S. solar farms

🕔Oct 26, 2017

Shenzhen Energy will buy three California solar power plants for approximately US$232 million from Canadian Solar, as a way to diversify their business with power plant construction.

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Kennedy hybrid project reaches financial closure

Kennedy hybrid project reaches financial closure

🕔Oct 26, 2017

The Kennedy hybrid project reached financial closure in September this year, a power purchase agreement for a period of 10 years with CS Energy for all of its electricity and some of the Large-Scale Generation Certificates.

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IPPToday #86: Argentina sells 117 bidding documents for RenovAr Round 2

IPPToday #86: Argentina sells 117 bidding documents for RenovAr Round 2

🕔Oct 26, 2017

The Ministry of Energy and Mining has opened the tender for Round 2 of the RenovAr Program in order to promote fulfillment of the targets imposed to achieve 8% participation of renewable energy sources in the electricity grid for December 2017, and 20% for 2025.

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GIP-led group acquires 100% of Equis Energy

GIP-led group acquires 100% of Equis Energy

🕔Oct 25, 2017

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent global infrastructure investor, has announced that its fund, Global Infrastructure Partners III - in conjunction with the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, CIC Capital Corporation and a group of its other Limited Partner Co-Investors - has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests in the wind and solar renewable energy portfolio of Equis Funds Group for US$5.0 billion (including assumed liabilities of US$1.3billion).

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Acciona signs PPAs for 150 MW of solar in Egypt

Acciona signs PPAs for 150 MW of solar in Egypt

🕔Oct 24, 2017

Acciona has announced it has signed power purchase agreements under a period of 25 years, for the development of the 150 MW of solar projects in Egypt. The project is part of Round 2 of the country's feed-in tariff programme.

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IPPToday #82: Dominion energy launches 300 MW solar and wind RFP in Virginia, USA

IPPToday #82: Dominion energy launches 300 MW solar and wind RFP in Virginia, USA

🕔Oct 20, 2017

USA-based power producer and transporter, Dominion Energy has released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified bidders for the development of a new photovoltaic (PV) solar generation and new onshore wind facility.

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Brookfield Renewable closes TerraForm Power deal with Renova

Brookfield Renewable closes TerraForm Power deal with Renova

🕔Oct 20, 2017

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IPPToday #81: IFC issues US$1B green bond with great investors demand

IPPToday #81: IFC issues US$1B green bond with great investors demand

🕔Oct 19, 2017

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today issued a 5-year green bond that raised US$1billion for climate-smart investments in emerging markets, amid surging investor demand.

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