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27 January 2014

Partners Group, Equis Fund Group seal $250m investment for Japan Solar platform

Private equity firms Partners Group and Equis Funds Group have invested $250m investment to establish Japan Solar, a new platform focused on developing utility-scale solar power projects in the region.

22 January 2014

Impax Asset Management reports strong 2013 growthp

London-based AIM quotes investment manager Impax Asset Management has reported strong investment performance over 2013 for all of its listed equity strategies.

22 January 2014

JA Solar, Powerway agree solar manufacturing JV in South Africa

Abnegoa_CSP_170SQ Shanghai, China-based JA Solar Holdings is entering a JV with South Africa-based Powerway to co-develop and build a solar module manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

21 January 2014

IRENA, ADFD launch $41m rural renewable energy projectp

The International Renewable Energy Agency in tandem the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have announced $41m in financing for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

20 January 2014

Former US secretary of energy joins board of battery firm Amprius

Hero_StevenChu Former US secretary of energy and nobel laurete Steven Chu has joined the board of directors of battery manufactuer and developer Amprius.

20 January 2014

Vestas to outsource calibration to Exova Metech

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is outsourcing its calibration division to Exova Metech, subsidiary of global testing and calibration firm Exova.

17 January 2014

Atlantic Bridge and West Summit launch Summit Bridge Capital for Irish/China investmentsp

Global growth equity fund Atlantic Bridge Capital and Chinese growth stage technology investor WestSummit Capital have launched Summit Bridge Capital to manage the $100m China Ireland Technology Growth Capital Fund.

15 January 2014

US VC Mayfield Fund raises $86mp

US and India-based venture capital firm Mayfield Fund has pulled in more than $86m for a second fund targeting technology opportunities in the Asian subcontinent, NewNet can reveal.

14 January 2014

Exclusive: Inverter developer Empower Micro Systems aims for $8m Series Bp

investment-170SQ Silicon Valley, California-based energy converting inverter developer Empower Micro Systems is aiming to raise between $6m and $8m for its Series B round, chief commercial officer Jon Bonanno has told NewNet.

14 January 2014

SDCL’s $200m energy efficiency fund to bring UK tech to Chinap

money_170_170 London-headquartered specialist financial and investment advisory firm SDCL is planning to forge partnerships between UK technology companies and Chinese industry with its $200m Chinese energy efficiency fund.

13 January 2014

Power Assets aims for downsized $3.6bn IPO

Hong Kong-based electricity utility firm Power Assets Holdings, which is controlled by Asia's richest man Li Ka-Shing, has reduced the size of its initial public offering of HK Electric Investments with plans to sell nearly a fifth to State Grid Corp. of China.

13 January 2014

Exclusive: Asia Green Capital receives $2m from IFC for Indonesian wind

Asia Green Capital is in the process of raising $2m from the International Finance Corporation towards onshore wind projects throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia, with a total development of 252MW, NewNet can reveal.

10 January 2014

Philippines’ DOE awards eight contracts to Hydrotec Renewables

The Philippines' Department of Energy has awarded eight renewable energy contracts to Hydrotec Renewables for small hydropower projects along the Marikina River.

9 January 2014

Suntech interim CEO, CFO Zhou Weiping resignsp

Embattled Chinese solar manufacturer Suntech, which is currently under consideration for a buy-out from Shunfeng, has suffered its most recent blow with interim CEO and CFO Weiping Zhou standing down.

9 January 2014

Hanergy secures $3.3bn from Asian banks

Hong Kong-listed thin film photovoltaics developer Hanergy has raised $3.3bn with Chinese banks for its PV and hydropower projects and development of its CIGS thin-film technology.

8 January 2014

Chinese solar group Shunfeng raises $162m CDB loans

Chinese solar group Shunfeng has secured a total of RMB980m in loans from the China Development Bank (CDB) in order to aid in the financing of 130MW of solar projects in the country.

7 January 2014

Empower Micro Systems raises $350,000p

Energy converting inverter developer Empower Micro Systems has raised $350,000 from a single undisclosed investor.

6 January 2014

JinkoSolar signs $560m in solar project loans

JinkoSolar has signed a $560m in project loan agreements with the China Development Bank for the construction of solar projects.

6 January 2014

Tesla open for business in China

Plug-in luxury electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will now begin selling its Model S sedans in China via it's newly opened Chinese-language website.

6 January 2014

Canadian Solar grid connects 30MW solar in China

Array-Technologies_170SQ Ontario-based Canadian Solar has completed grid connection of a 30MW ground mounted solar project in Tumushuke City within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China.

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