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Altus Power America partnered with four Franklin Square sponsored funds and GSO Capital Partners on its latest solar investment venture. The company is looking to fund commercial and industrial distributed generation projects.
The beleaguered Chinese PV giant's U.S. subsidiaries, LDK Solar Systems, LDK Solar USA and LDK Solar Tech USA, have filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware.
The companies are providing developer and EPC partners with an end-to-end solution, from assistance with origination, technical and financial feasibility analysis to construction and long-term financing.
US poly and wafer maker could treble its poly production capacity with Chinese fab. Company president says it is considering a similar investment in Saudi Arabia.
Note holders of the debt-saddled wafer manufacturer waved through restructuring proposals this morning. The plans will now go before courts in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.
Texan power company wants a 65% renewables target, imposed on it by city council, reduced to 50%. Austin Energy calling for new gas-fired power plant rather than 600 MW of new solar.
Narendra Modi wants 15.75 GW, rather than 9 GW under the second phase of the national solar mission. Developers are meeting in New Delhi today to discuss the proposals.
For the first time since its introduction, the German renewable energy levy will not increase year over year but instead decline, albeit by only 0.07 eurocents to 6.17 eurocents per kilowatt hour.
The third-party solar company is the first in the residential space to issue a corporate bond offering. The bonds will offer interest rates up to 4%, and SolarCity has launched a new online investment site.
Rosa Tarragó examines the state of power purchase agreements in Brazil.
The solar sector accounted for 25% of total clean energy venture capital and private equity investment in the third quarter. Notable solar deals included the $110 million secured by Sunnova and GlassPoint Solar, which received...
Storage updates, political wranglings, grid parity promises and yet more headlines for SolarCity... it's been another busy week on pv magazine.
A new solar fund has launched in the U.S. Wunder, backed by the Boulder Techstars accelerator program in Colorado, has launched a $1 million solar fund for investors. The fund is already 50% subscribed.
Glasgow University has taken the lead in the U.K. and Europe in aligning itself with the disinvestment movement, yet the number of higher education institutions turning away from fossil fuel investments is steadily growing.
Time appears to be running out for the once ambitious consortium that envisioned supplying renewable energy to Europe from the Middle East and North Africa.
While VC funding is up and a third yeildco IPO was held, Mercom's Q3 report shows that the biggest sources of available capital in the solar industry are still Chinese banks.
Private equity firm KKR has moved deeper into renewable energy by acquiring a 1/3 stake in the renewable energy generation business of Acciona. The two companies plan to launch a yieldco to hold some of these assets.
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for April have been published. Price increase for PV modules in Europe is not quite as strong as expected. In particular, thin film module prices remained relatively stable, with March showing barely any movement. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
Grid parity monitor
A Grid Parity update for March is now available. Eclareon's David Perez reveals all. Find the latest information on pv magazine's grid parity monitor page.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined. The guide will be updated quarterly.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.
Betting on the bear
pv magazine, 02/2012
Solar shares: The crash of renewable energy shares on the stock exchange is not only attributable to the financial crisis and the economic difficulties besetting the industry. For months professional stock brokers have also perpetuated the fall in prices for solar shares through short selling.