Solar Markets & Finance News
CEC issues warning over ‘collapse’ in new Australian renewables investment
Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has issued a stark warning over an apparent collapse in new investments into renewable energy projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Policy, Battery Storage, Australia, Oceania, investment, renewable energy target, Kane Thornton
Enel pegs $1.5bn bond to clean energy performance
The Italian energy company has committed to paying higher returns on today’s fundraising bond if it fails to ramp up its installed renewable energy generation capacity to 55% of its overall total by the end of 2021.
Sep 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Italy, Enel, Europe
Lithuanian energy ministry issues timeline for renewables auctions
The Baltic nation is heavily dependent on energy imports. A plan for energy independence by 2050 foresees the large scale deployment of renewable energy resources.
Sep 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, Lithuania, Žygimantas Vaičiūnas
Singulus lowers outlook after delayed CNBM order
The German PV equipment provider will not achieve the sales and earnings targets set for this year. CNBM is not expected to place orders for the expansion of its CIGS thin-film production operations in China until the fourth quarter.
Sep 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, CNBM, Singulus, thin-film module, Avancis
Czech utility CEZ further invests in solar
Eastern Europe’s largest utility has decided to acquire a minority stake in Zolar – a German provider of digital solutions for rooftop PV – alongside BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Czech utility CEZ Group, Tomáš Pleskač
Bipartisan bill looks to simplify distributed solar permitting in US
A Republican senator from Maine and a Democratic senator from New Mexico have introduced legislation that aims to slash costs and red tape currently complicating local permitting for distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, USA, storage, North America, rooftop solar system, distributed solar, investment tax credit, Ross Hopper, Maine
Esdec claims dominant US solar mounting position with double buy
Dutch rooftop solar mounting provider Esdec has acquired US mounting specialists IronRidge and Quick Mount PV, claiming the double acquisition gives it a dominant share of the US residential mounting market.
Sep 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Quick Mount PV, Yann Brandt, North America, mounting, esdec, ironridge
GCL-Poly generates another $349m towards paying down debt
The polysilicon maker has turned a quick $160 million profit from the sale of its stake in a fund it paid $189 million to establish just five months ago. The heavily indebted manufacturer needs to raise funds to pay for its production capacity expenditure.
Sep 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, polysilicon, Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co Ltd, GCL-Poly, Xinjiang GCL New Energy Technology Technology, Energy Holdings Ltd, Hua Neng Group Hong Kong Ltd
Softbank injects another $10m into Swedish dye-sensitized solar specialist Exeger
The Japanese multinational lender is making its second investment in the Swedish start-up. The funds will help the company ship its first products next year.
Sep 9, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Asia, Softbank Group, Exeger, Giovanni Fili, Shigeki Miwa, Japan.
Central Bank of Brazil wants to buy power through solar leasing
Brazil’s biggest lender has launched three tenders to select solar facilities to supply it with power through leasing. The central bank expects to buy around 4 GWh of electricity per year for the Federal District and another 2 GWh in the states of Goiás and Pará.
Sep 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, South america, Brazil, ANEEL, Central Bank, Banco do Brasil SA
Colombian renewables auction attracts 53 bids from 27 companies
Canadian Solar, Acciona, Enel, EDF, Solarpack and Trina are among the contenders to develop large scale renewables projects. Some 26 power distributors are participating in the procurement as buyers.
Sep 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, EDF, Enel, Trina, Acciona, Solarpack, National Mining and Energy Planning Unit
Panda Green writes off another $5.6m
The debt saddled renewables project developer has signed off on the sale of two wind farms in Shanxi at a loss of RMB40 million on investment. The sale will contribute up to RMB251.5 million to help pay off the parent company’s debts
Sep 9, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Panda Green, Changzhou Zhaolian
UNEP: Solar the star of a decade of ‘incredible’ renewables momentum
Solar PV has seen a “meteoric rise” over the past decade, with more capacity installed than any other power source, according to a new report by BloombergNEF and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Sep 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Germany, UK, China, Europe, Asia, bloomberg nef, unep, solar finance, development finance, reports, Inger Anderson
Cambodia tender secures lowest solar power price in Southeast Asia
The Asian Development Bank-backed procurement round attracted 26 bidders for the 60 MW project, according to the development lender. The ADB says the low price secured will persuade neighboring governments to embrace auctions.
Sep 8, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, tender, Asia, Cambodia, Asian Development Bank, Southeast Asia, Siddharta Shah
Panda Green accepts $22.5m hit on sale of 540 MW of solar projects
The heavily indebted developer has cashed in two eight-project portfolios for an immediate $28 million windfall but accepted the sales recognize heavy losses as it continues to try and pay down debt.
Sep 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Panda Green, Shanxi Silu Electricity Engineering Co Ltd, Changzhou Zhaolian Lvchang New Energy Ltd
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