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17 April 2014

Sony, Hydro-Québec to create smart grid joint venture

smartgridnetwork_170_170 Sony, Japan's biggest TV maker,has established a joint venture with clean energy company Hydro-Québec to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids.

17 April 2014

US Department of Energy announces $4bn in loans for renewable energy, efficiency projects

westmill_solar_170_170 The US Department of Energy has announced plans to guarantee $4bn in new loans for innovative green energy projects.

16 April 2014

US energy department invests $10m in attempt to supercharge advanced biofuel production

maizefield_170_170 The Energy Department has announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels from non-food plant matter.

16 April 2014

European Investment Bank to sink €2bn into low carbon energy and CCS technology

AccSolar_170 The European Investment Bank has raised €2bn selling 300m emission allowances and intends to invest the funds in innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe.

15 April 2014

Orix plans to buy solar and wind companies in $1.5bn spending spree

japan_1701 Japanese financial services group Orix Corporation is planning to spend 150bn yen ($1.5bn) in the next 12 months, acquiring non-financial companies including solar producers and wind farm operators.

15 April 2014

Plastic to diesel company Vadxx looks to raise $1.5m

plastic170 The alternative fuels company Vadxx is looking to raise $1.5m selling equity according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

14 April 2014

MHS Capital Partners beats target for second fundp

grid_170 Early-stage venture investor MHS Capital Partners has beaten the target for its second fund, which is more than two times larger than its debut vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

14 April 2014

Jun Yang Solar Power Investment launches $25m bond offering

First-Solar_Construction_170SQ Jun Yang Solar Power is selling two-year convertible bonds in an attempt to raise 195.7m Hong Kong dollars ($25m).

11 April 2014

NextEnergy reduces IPO target to £85m blaming loss of cornerstone investor

solarpv_170sq The solar fund NextEnergy has slashed the target for its upcoming IPO for the second time, reducing it to just £85m from an original target of £150m.

10 April 2014

Khosla backed biofuel developer Coskata raises $5.2m

biofuels-170SQ Biofuel developer Coskata has raised $5.2m selling debt according to a Securities and Exchange filing. The company had offered $7.3m.

9 April 2014

United Wind hires former Morgan Stanley managing director to woo new investors

Toronto_Turbine_170 Decentralised wind energy company United Wind has taken on former Morgan Stanley managing director Aaron Lubowitz as chief operating officer to help implement the company’s expansion plans and woo new investors.

9 April 2014

Indian clean energy producer BLP to raise $1bn to boost capacity by 800MW

indian_rupees_170 Clean energy producer Bharat Light and Power is planning to raise over $1bn in the next five years to boast its power generation capacity to more than 1GW from its current capacity of 200MW.

8 April 2014

SunEdison secures $150m loan to fund North American acquisition spree

Suntech1_1701 US manufacturer of solar components SunEdison has closed the first $150m of a $300m three-year project finance revolving credit facility arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities.

7 April 2014

Liquidators given green light for LDK Solar restructuring

Officials appointed to liquidate the troubled Chinese solar company LDK Solar have been given the green light to start restructuring.

7 April 2014

Norway sovereign wealth fund environmental investment target increased to at least $5bn

penguin_170_170 Norway has announced that its sovereign wealth fund, the biggest in the world, will increase its commitment to environment related investments to between $5bn and $8.3bn.

4 April 2014

Ocean Power Technology announces $10.8m share offering

oceancaro170 Wave power developer Ocean Power Technologies is planning to raise $10.8m selling shares to fund ‘development, testing and demonstrations’ of its PowerBuoy wave power generator amongst other uses.

4 April 2014

Kawa Capital backed Conergy shrugs off bad weather and installs 68MW of new solar

Solar-panels-stock_170 Kawa Capital-backed solar service provider Conergy installed seven new solar facilities with a total capacity of 68MW in the first three months of 2014.

4 April 2014

Opower prices shares at $19 ahead of IPO

energysaving_170_170 Cloud-based utility platform Opower islooking to raise $116, through its upcoming IPO, selling 6.1m shares priced at $19 per share.

4 April 2014

CPFL Renovaveis raises $132m in bond sale

hydroelectricdam170 Brazilian renewable energy company CPFL Renovaveis has raised BRL300m ($132m) selling bonds with a term of seven years.

3 April 2014

Scotland to award £6m to fund marine energy research

scotland waves_170 Scotland’s marine energy sector is going to benefit from a £6m injection of cash to help fund testing of wave and tidal energy prototypes.

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