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10 February 2014

Alstom signs €41m Indian smart grid contract

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has signed a €41m contract for French engineering firm Alstom to supply its latest generation of grid security technologies.

7 February 2014

Buyout-style returns from renewables ‘thing of the past’p

Making private equity-style returns from infrastructure and renewable energy investment is a thing of the past according to Terra Firma's Radu Gruescu.

7 February 2014

Navitus Bay scales back wind farm to 970MW

alphaventus_170_170 The Navitus Bay offshore wind farm development, located off the coast of Bournemouth in the UK, is set to be scaled back from 1090MW of generation capacity to 970MW.

6 February 2014

Electrawinds sells up Belgian waste processing unit

Belgian renewables company Electrawinds has sold its 80 per cent equity stake in waste processing unit Electrawinds Biostoom.

6 February 2014

Half of PE and VC funds exited market or relabelled since 2013p

investment-170SQ About half of the private equity and venture capital funds focused specifically on cleantech have left the market or relabelled themselves in the past two years, the IFC's Vikram Raju has said.

6 February 2014

Cleantech-focused PE investors see opportunities for LED market in 2014p

Cleantech-focused private equity investors are buzzing about the LED lighting market in 2014 according to Jerome Duthu-Bengtzon from Pantheon Partners, who spoke at yesterday’s AltAssets LP-GP Forum: Clean Energy & Sustainability.

6 February 2014

Europe’s ReSteel sells recycling tech to IFE

Netherlands-headquartered ReSteel is selling its recycling technologies business to Waidhofen, Austria-based IFE Aufbereitungstechnik.

5 February 2014

Suzlon plans merger with subsidiary REpower

Indian turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is considering a merger with its subsidiary REpower in a move that could net it $1bn.

5 February 2014

EDF Energy supplies €300m debt to PEV developer Eon Motors

French electric vehicle developer Eon Motors has received €300m from EDF Energy to aid in its development of its Weez PEV.

4 February 2014

PE firm 3i sells up German car parts manufacturer Hilitep

UK-based private equity firm 3i is reportedly preparing to sell German car parts maker Hilite International in a deal which could see the asset valued at more than €400m.

4 February 2014

Ampair acquires wind turbine manufacturer Westwind

Dorset, England-based wind turbine manufacturer Ampair has acquired Belfast, Ireland-based turbine producer Westwind.

4 February 2014

Wind deployment slows through 2013 in EU

vestas_sunny_170SQ EU deployment of wind slowed throughout 2013, with eight per cent less generation capacity coming on line compared to 2012.

4 February 2014

Jon Moulton joins Abramovich in supporting Ben Goldsmith’s Weedingtech

rapeseed170 Investment veteran Jon Moulton is joining Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich in support of Ben Goldsmith's herbicide free weedkiller Weedingtech.

3 February 2014

WPX Faserkeramik raises seed financing from HTGF

Cologne, Germany-based provider of metal refining solutions WPX Faserkeramik has raised seed financing from High-Tech Gründerfonds Management.

3 February 2014

Isle of Man invites expressions of interest for offshore energy projectsp

The Isle of Man Government is taking steps towards exploring offshore renewable energy generation through an invite for expressions of interest from parties seeking to develop offshore wind and tidal energy in Isle of Man territorial seas.

3 February 2014

ITM Power plans £10m share offeringp

UK-based electrolysers and hydrogen fuel cell products developer ITM Power is planning to raise £10m via a share offering.

31 January 2014

Dong Energy sells 50 per cent of its London Array wind stake

RWE_offshore_170_170 Danish wind project developer Dong Energy is set to divest 50 per cent of it share in the London Array offshore wind farm – the largest operational offshore wind farm in the world.

30 January 2014

Gemini 600MW offshore wind project secures €1.09m debt

Project Gemini, a 600MW offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea, has secured €1.09m in senior secures construction and term debt from 10 international commercial banks and Export Development Canada.

30 January 2014

Abengoa’s solar loan under federal investigation

The US Department of Labor and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating subsidiaries of Spanish firm Abengoa, which took a $1.45bn federal loan to build a solar plant near Gila Bend.

29 January 2014

InfraVia II beats fund target for €530m closep

OFI InfraVia, the infrastructure investment arm of Paris-based asset manager OFI, has beaten a €400m fundraise target for its second European infrastructure fund, hitting a €530m final close.

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