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20 May 2011

Huaneng Renewables restores Hong Kong listing

China-based wind company Huaneng Renewables has reinvigorated its plans to make an initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange at a lower premium than it had initially planned, according to reports.

19 May 2011

Toshiba plugs into Landis+Gyr for $2.3bn

Private equity-backed smart metering company Landis+Gyr has been acquired by Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba for $2.3bn, with an eye to creating the world’s largest smart grid company.

18 May 2011

Renewable energy-focused investor Nereus Capital hires former PTC investment head

Renewable energy-focused private equity fund Nereus Capital has added former head of investments at Power Trading India Financial Services, C Rajesh, to its India-based investment advisor as managing director.

18 May 2011

Hitachi leads Japan-US Hawaii smart grid collaboration

Japanese electronics heavyweight Hitachi is leading a smart grid project in Hawaii with cooperation from a mix of US and Japanese contractors and backing from Japanese bank Mizuho.

17 May 2011

Trina Solar’s weak Q1 results in share price drop

The shares of NYSE-listed Trina Solar dropped today as it reported a fall in gross profit of 25 per cent during the first quarter, compared to the previous quarter.

16 May 2011

Gamesa, Caparo set to sign India wind turbine deal

The Indian units of turbine manufacturer Gamesa and wind plant operator Caparo Energy are set to embark on a joint venture, according to reports.

16 May 2011

Suzlon Energy orders up 60% in strong Q4, expects $5bn revenue in 2012

Suzlon Energy, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier, had a record annual order intake for close to 4GW of technology in its latest financial year ending in March 2011.

13 May 2011

Solar company Yingli Green Energy issues $212m of medium-term notes

Vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has completed its issuance of $212.1m of RMB-denominated five-year medium-term notes.

13 May 2011

South Korea signs $92m biomass power deal with Indonesia

South Korea has signed an investment agreement with Indonesia for 100bn won ($92m) of biomass generation projects, according to a recent statement from the South Korean Ministry of Environment.

10 May 2011

Asian Development Bank to establish clean energy fund

The Asian Development Bank has clearly decided clean energy is the thing to invest in. The bank revealed at a conference last week that it is planning a pension fund that will invest in low carbon infrastructure in Asia of up to $5bn.

10 May 2011

JA Solar falls shy of Q1 shipment guidance

Global solar original equipment manufacturer JA Solar fell just short of its first quarter shipment guidance and has accordingly reduced its second quarter outlook, but made weighty year-on-year revenue improvements despite this.

9 May 2011

Citic Securities closes $1bn energy and infrastructure fund

The private equity arm of listed Chinese brokerage Citic Securities has closed a $990m dollar-denominated fund that will focus on manufacturing, technology, energy and resources, among other industries.

9 May 2011

Renewable energy production could rise tenfold by 2050, UN report projects

The global potential for renewable energy is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand, according to the latest report release by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

9 May 2011

Nobao Renewable Energy restores IPO

China-based heat pump developer and installer Nobao Renewable Energy has filed for an initial public offering with the US Securities Exchange Commission after shelving its offering last month due to market conditions. According to its SEC filing, the group plans to raise up to $300m from the offering and will initiate the transaction as soon as possible.

6 May 2011

Grand River targets $100m for SinoGreen Fund

Grand River Capital Management has a fundraising target of $100m for its new SinoGreen Fund, which will look to invest in clean technologies across Asia.

6 May 2011

Technology transfer vital to Asia cleantech success

For cleantech investments in Asia to be successful there must be a move away from exporting intellectual property to a transfer of technology, according to one investor.

6 May 2011

Low Carbon Accelerator Asia fund will not look to list

UK-based Low Carbon Investors will not look to list its Asia clean energy fund, in a change of strategy from the investment group's previous experiences in Europe, NewNet has learnt.

6 May 2011

Gamesa seals China Resources New Energy Group supply deal

Gamesa has finalised a deal to supply 300MW of wind turbine capacity to China Resources New Energy Group, the renewable energy arm of China Resources Power.

6 May 2011

Asian clean energy still battling investment gaps

Over the past ten years, Asia has suffered from an investment gap and a lack of confidence in clean energy private equity, according to the Asian Development Bank.

6 May 2011

India’s renewable energy plans require $34bn investment by 2017

The government of India’s ambitious plans for renewable energy have grown incrementally in the last few years, with it quadrupling its target for solar capacity only this year. Until now many of these goals seemed rather far off but have prompted a surge of investment in the country’s renewable energy infrastructure.

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