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Archive for March, 2012

2 March 2012

Renewables developer to launch bond offering for solar projectp

A rising star in the US renewable energy arena has revealed it is planning to hold a second round of bonds to finance a major Californian solar project.

2 March 2012

Metlife purchases 30MW Texas PV array

US financial company Metlife and private solar investor Longsol Holdings have purchased a 30MW photovoltaic plant in Texas from SunEdison, for an undisclosed price.

2 March 2012

Infigen to expand US footprint with Pioneer deal

Australia-headquartered Infigen Energy has joined forces with US wind and solar developer Pioneer Green Energy to jointly develop a portfolio of solar energy projects.

2 March 2012

Hawaiian solar company Hoku secures $10m credit facility

Hawaii-based solar company Hoku has secured a five-year, $10m credit agreement with the New York branch of the China Merchants Bank.

2 March 2012

Arizona utility launches 14MW solar RFPp

A utility based in the US state of Arizona has launched a request for proposals as it seeks alliances with solar developers to build a 14MW solar photovoltaic plant.

2 March 2012

US unveils $180m initiative to build four offshore wind farms

The US Energy Department has announced a $180m initiative to build four offshore wind farms.

2 March 2012

Less oil imports to US sparks hope for renewables independence

The level of oil imports in 2011 were at their lowest in more than a decade, raising hopes for energy independence and more widespread use of renewable energy.

1 March 2012

ESA gets approval for 22 Tennessee solar plants

US-based ESA Renewables has been given the green light from the Tennessee Valley Authority for 22 solar arrays.

1 March 2012

Better water management techniques needed to fight drought in UKp

Continued droughts in the East of England could lead to water and power companies facing both continuing shortages and increased operating costs if water management techniques are not deployed.

1 March 2012

UK energy storage company looks for commercialisation cash

An opportunity to invest in an innovative energy storage company is expected to arise later this year. Highview Power Storage is a UK-based business that has developed a solution that utilises excess or off-peak electricity to cool air until liquefied. This is then stored at low pressure and converted back to gas at times of[...]

1 March 2012

Energy storage opportunity to be found in emerging markets, says expertp

The early opportunity for utility-scale energy storage is in the fast-growing emerging markets, according to one expert.

1 March 2012

Small-scale UK renewables developer unveils investment opportunityp

A UK entrepreneur is on the look out for community renewable projects and would-be investors for a new clean energy platform.

1 March 2012

Cleantech still has low return stigma in eyes of institutional investorsp

The cleantech private equity industry is still battling against a reputation of delivering low returns despite some high profile successes.

1 March 2012

Dong names operations director to oversee UK wind portfolio

Danish energy company Dong has named Benj Sykes as its new operations director and deputy country manager in its London offices.

1 March 2012

Foresight brings PV portfolio to 16MW on Element acquisition

European investor Foresight Group has purchased two ground mounted solar photovoltaic plants from Element Power bringing its portfolio in the space to 16MW.

1 March 2012

Offshore wind co-ordination could save up to £3.5bn

The Department of Energy and Climate Change and energy regulator Ofgem have announced they could save up to £3.5bn through better co-ordination in the offshore wind sector.

1 March 2012

NewNet Investor Profile: Nino Tronchetti Provera, Ambientap

While the financial crisis may have negatively affected virtually every sector, European environmental investor Ambienta sees its portfolio companies as more significant than ever.

1 March 2012

Microsol makes offer for insolvent Solon

Cleantech company Microsol, which is based in the United Arab Emirates, has made a binding offer to purchase the operating business of insolvent German solar company Solon.

1 March 2012

NTR to reduce stake in Green Plains to 3.5%

Dublin, Ireland-based NTR, a developer of power and waste projects, has revealed plans to take down its stake in ethanol maker Green Plains Renewable Energy to 3.5 per cent from 23 per cent.

1 March 2012

Investors call for end to polluting investments in EUp

A group of prominent investors have called on the European Central Bank to investigate how the bloc’s exposure to polluting and environmentally damaging investments may pose a systemic risk to the region’s financial system.

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