Solar Markets & Finance News

Coronavirus expected to impact solar industry supply chain – ROTH Capital
ROTH Capital Partners has told investors that the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus in China is likely to impact the solar industry supply chain, due to extended work stoppage in eight provinces, many being key solar manufacturing hubs, through February 9th.
Jan 31, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, Q CELLS, Enphase Energy, SMSL, JA Solar, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, JinkoSolar, solaredge technologies, pv inverters, solar cell, Longi Green Energy Technology, Trina Solar, monocrystalline wafer
Capstone Infrastructure Acquires 51% Stake in 132 MW Solar Project
Capstone Infrastructure has announced that it has successfully acquired a 51 percent interest in the 132 MW Claresholm Solar Project from Perimeter Solar.
Jan 31, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, International, Anders Marcus, Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, Capstone Solar Project, David Eva
Captona acquires 24-MW New England solar portfolio
Captona announced it completed its 2019 renewable investment portfolio totaling 24 MW. Captona’s aggregate investments total close to 100 MW and continues to expand as the firm targets over 300 MW in wind, storage and solar in 2020.
Jan 30, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Captona, Rhode Island
US Solar Fund buys 177MWdc porfolio from Heelstone
US Solar Fund has bought a 177MWdc portfolio of 22 operating utility-scale power projects in North Carolina, Oregon and California from Heelstone Renewable Energy.
Jan 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, pv power plants, solar pv, utility-scale, North America, heelstone renewable energy
Amtech is to sell its solar-specialized unit and quit solar business
The US manufacturer is about to sell its solar-focused subsidiary to Netherlands’ special purpose entity. This has been preceded by one year of unsuccessful negotiations with prospective purchasers.
Jan 30, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, m&a, amtech, tempress, solaytec
Bluefield splashes £13.9 million on 13.5MWp of UK solar
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has made its first move of the year with the acquisition of three operational UK solar farms
Jan 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, utility scale, renewables, Subsidy Free, Bluefield, Grid Scale, Ground-Mount Solar
Gresham targets subsidy-free solar with latest Anesco acquisition
Gresham House is targeting subsidy-free solar with the acquisition of the Bumpers solar farm from developer Anesco.
Jan 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, solar pv, Europe, utility scale, renewables, Anesco, Subsidy Free, Gresham House
Tender for 5 MW Solar Plant on RESCO Model Issued in Noida
The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority has issued a tender for the commissioning of 5 MW solar PV plant on the RESCO model in Noida
Jan 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, tender, Asia, NCR, Noida, RESCO
Brazil to become competitive solar panel maker
According to medium-term forecasts, Brazil is likely to become a competitive PV panel manufacturer globally and a major player among Latin American countries.
Jan 29, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, South america, Brazil, PV panel
Carlyle Group to invest US$100m in US solar
Private equity giant Carlyle Group intends to invest US$100 million in developing, acquiring, financing and operating US solar projects through a new partnership with Missouri-based firm Alchemy Renewables.
Jan 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, USA, pv power plants, North America, the carlyle group, alchemy renewables
ARENA needs AU$460m federal funding lifeline, says Australia Institute
Think tank the Australia Institute has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s federal government to carve out fresh funding for the Australia Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) in its 2022-23 and 2023-24 budgets.
Jan 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Australia, solar pv, Oceania, Scott Morrison, ARENA
Auction winner: Interconnection constraints limiting big solar in Japan
Rising interconnection costs and constraints are impacting Japan’s ability to contract large-scale solar capacity, according to a project winner in the country’s latest PV auction.
Jan 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Japan, FiT, utilities, Asia, auction, interconnection, METI, curtailment, energy transition, Constant Energy, ciel & terre international, franck constant, Eva Pauly
Solar secures just 5 MW in Italy’s first 500 MW renewables auction
Only one 5 MW solar project was selected in the 500 MW auction, while wind project developers secured the remaining 495 MW. Final price for the selected solar park was €50/MWh.
Jan 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Italy, Europe, auction, GSE
Korean flow battery company signs JV agreement for 200MWh US factory
Former Governor of New York George Pataki has welcomed the possible siting and construction of a vanadium redox flow battery (VRB) factory in the state.
Jan 29, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, Asia, Korea, North America, George Pataki, KORID, Jared Lazerson
Total taps French regional bank to refinance 143MW wind, PV portfolio
Total Quadran has enlisted a French financier to pump new capital into an up-and-running renewable energy portfolio, split between 40-plus projects across the country.
Jan 28, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, France, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, Total, refinancing