National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that it has finalised its Low Carbon Shared Portfolio, valued at AUD200 million (US$148.7 million), with investors including the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG).
Innogy SE has signed a Joint Development Agreement with US solar developer Birdseye Renewable Energy, LLC (Birdseye) regarding 13 solar projects with a total capacity of approximately 440 MW, to be located in the south-east of the USA.
B. Grimm Power has signed a Development Cooperation Agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate Xuan Cau to install a 420 MW solar power plant in Tay Ninh, in the south-west of Vietnam. The company claims that it is the largest solar project to ever be developed in Southeast Asia.
Sonnedix has announced the close of non-recourse refinancing of a portfolio of 12 photovoltaic plants in Spain with a total installed capacity of 30.4MWp at a total value of EUR140 million (US$162.5 million).
SoftBank Group, a Japanese conglomerate, is reportedly in advanced talks with the Indian government regarding an investment in solar projects in the country of between US$60 and 100 billion.
The World Bank has announced that it is providing US$125 million to the Noor Midelt solar project in Morocco, supporting the development and construction of two concentrated solar power and photovoltaic plants, which will have a total capacity of between 600 and 800 MW.
Ellomay Capital Ltd., developer of renewable energy and power projects in Europe and Israel, has announced the close of a EUR35.9 million (US$41.9 million) project finance deal to refinance five of its subsidiaries in Italy.
Neoen has announced the signing of financing for Paradise Park, a 51 MWp solar photovoltaic project located in Jamaica. The company is a majority shareholder alongside MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund and Rekamniar Frontier Ventures.
German developer ib vogt and HSH Nordbank have successfully closed a EUR41 million (US$47.88 million) debt facility for a solar photovoltaic power plant, the 54.5 MWp Solarpark Scaldia, located in the municipalities of Borsele and Vlissingen in Zeeland, the Netherlands.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published a Request for Selection (RfS) for 2 GW wind projects. Developers are invited to submit projects with between 50 and 300 MW capacity to be delivered on build-own-operate (BOO) bases. SECI will sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with selected proponents.
The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme on the sidelines of the Bank’s Annual Meetings, Busan, Korea.
Snowy Hydro, an end-to-end electricity provider in Australia, has published a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the supply of long-term offtake arrangements from renewable energy sources - 400 MW of wind and 400 MW of solar power.
Southern Power, a wholesale energy provider in the USA and subsidiary of Southern Company, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell a 33% minority interest in its solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited for a purchase price of US$1.175 billion.
A scheme to install 2.5 GW of hybrid wind-solar projects in India, proposed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been approved by the President. The projects will be developed by private entities on build-own-operate (BOO) bases, with PPA contracts awarded through bidding processes.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a mandate with the government of Uzbekistan to advise the structuring of a tender for the construction and operation of a 100 MW solar plant.
United Green, a privately-owned strategic investment group, has secured a debt financing package to fund the construction of a 50 MW solar power plant in Baikonur in central Kazakhstan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
First Solar has achieved financial close of the Beryl Solar project, which involves the construction of an 87 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in New South Wales, south-east Australia.
Cerro Dominador, a project company owned by funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has announced that it has signed financing agreements for its 210 MW solar project in Chile, securing US$758 million from a group of both local and international financiers.
Albioma Solar Réunion has completed the refinancing of a portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects located in French overseas departments in the Indian Ocean and has established credit facilities to finance new projects in the same area over the next 18 months.
The results of two solar auctions in India have been released this week, with a total of 1,750 MW allocated to nine developers.