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Archive for November, 2011

15 November 2011

US fund manager weighs up sale of water portfolio companyp

An infrastructure investment fund manager is reportedly considering the sale of a water and wastewater-focused portfolio company.

15 November 2011

LDK Solar revises down Q3, 2011 forecast

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar has revised down its financial forecast for the third quarter of 2011 and it now expects revenue in the range of $460m to $470m, compared to it original estimate of between $630m and $680m.

15 November 2011

Green chemicals company unveils IPO intentionsp

A green chemicals company based in the US has revealed its intentions to become the latest to join the public markets.

15 November 2011

Scotland calls for Green Investment Bank to be based in Edinburgh

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called on the UK government to make Scotland the base for the Green Investment Bank.

14 November 2011

SolarWorld posts Q3 net loss

Germany-based photovoltaic specialist SolarWorld posted a €238m revenue in the third quarter, 30 per cent down on the same period in 2010 when the figure was €342m.

14 November 2011

Sovereign debt crisis leads Nordex to cut forecast

European wind turbine developer Nordex has lowered its guidance for the year blaming it on the sovereign debt crisis, which it said has rendered the financing of wind farm projects near impossible.

14 November 2011

KCP&L begins Kansas EV trial using Coulomb charging stations

US utility KCP&L has embarked on a three-year pilot programme in Kansas City collecting data from eight electric vehicle charging stations provided by Coulomb Technologies.

14 November 2011

Pennant, InfraRed Capital complete financing of 35MW Welsh wind farm

Welsh renewable developer Pennant Walters and global investment firm InfraRed Capital Partners have reached financial close of a 35MW wind farm to be located in South Wales.

14 November 2011

Liverpool Community College opens training centre for renewables

A new £250,000 renewable energy training facility has opened by Liverpool Community College in the North-West of England.

14 November 2011

Transmission solution vital for offshore cost reduction, say expertsp

The future development of offshore wind projects around the UK and North Sea will be dependent on two things; the cost coming down to a manageable level and a forward-thinking approach to transmission.

14 November 2011

Geothermal leases up for the taking in the USp

Two geothermal leases are up set to be up for grabs in early 2012, giving developers the opportunity to invest in commercial development opportunities.

14 November 2011

Waste-to-energy company gets funding ahead of IPOp

A US-based waste-to-energy company has secured $93m, underscoring investor confidence in the business ahead of its initial public offering (IPO).

14 November 2011

Global fund called for to tackle climate changep

A multi-billion dollar fund has been called for by global leaders to catalyse investment into climate change related projects.

14 November 2011

South African renewables fund launchesp

South Africa is seeking private partners for a fund launched to boost the renewable energy sector.

14 November 2011

Conergy breaks ground on 8.2MW solar PV facility in Germany

German solar developer Conergy has broken ground on the installation of an 8.2MW photovoltaic facility in Grimmen, north-east Germany.

14 November 2011

JinkoSolar revises down revenue and shipping expectations

jinko_170 Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer JinkoSolar has updated its guidelines for the quarter ending on 30 September with shipments and revenue expected to be slightly lower than previously forecast.

14 November 2011

Investor sentiment high for Italy’s cleantech sectorp

An initial public offering carried out at the end of last week saw high investor appetite for Italy’s waste management sector.

14 November 2011

UK waste-to-energy company Kedco secures £9.4m loan for bioenergy facility

Irish waste-to-energy company Kedco has secured binding loan facilities worth £9.44m from the Ulster Bank Group for the construction of a biomass electricity and heat generating plant in Newry, Northern Ireland.

14 November 2011

GL Garrad aids Kawasaki in tidal energy project

UK-headquartered renewable energy consultants GL Garrad Hassan has been helping Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the deployment of a 1MW prototype tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Test Centre in Orkney, Scotland.

14 November 2011

EV specialist Better Place raises $200m

Israeli electric vehicle charging network developer Better Place has raised $200m through Series C equity financing from a consortium of investors and partners.

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