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10 April 2014

Spanish utility Iberdrola raises €750m as it becomes first Spanish corporate to sell green bonds

Vestas V100 order Spanish utility Iberdrolla has raised €750m for renewable energy and smart meter projects in the first ever sale of green bonds by a Spanish corporate.

10 April 2014

Developer of transparent solar cells raises $5.2m

window3_170_170 Ubiquitous Energy, a developer of transparent solar cells, has raised $5.2m selling equity, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

9 April 2014

Polish government approves ceiling on renewable subsidies and lays out new strategy

Acciona-Poland_170SQ Poland’s government has approved moves to limit the amount of money that can be spent on renewable subsidies.

9 April 2014

Green energy companies warn new European rules on subsidies will damage renewables growthp

worldwide170 Renewable energy companies and have warned that European Commission state aid guidelines announced today will damage the growth of renewable energy.

9 April 2014

UK warns Scotland will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independencep

Scotland1_170 The UK has warned Scotland it will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independence. In a new paper published today the government outlined areas where funding will be cut including direct subsidies and investment though institutions such as the Green Investment Bank.

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

German parliament approves scaling back green subsidies, capping wind, solar expansion

merkel170 Germany’s cabinet has approved draft energy reforms in a move designed to curb a rise in the cost of electricity blamed on the nation's boom in green energy.

8 April 2014

Private equity investment in clean energy lowest since 2005 due to ‘dearth of successful exits’p

World_170SQ Venture capital and private equity investment in renewable energy ‘was depressed in 2013’ coming in at $2.2bn, 46 per cent less than the previous year.

8 April 2014

Global solar private equity funding surges to $251m in Q1p

sunergy_170SQ Global private equity and venture capital funding surged to $251m in the first quarter of 2014, up from $87m in the fourth quarter of 2013.

8 April 2014

Adenium finances $26m of solar projects in Jordan

solar-panels-stock 170 Dubai headquartered investment firm Adenium Energy Capital has financed 10MW of solar power projects in Jordan, which will have a total value of around $26m.

8 April 2014

Japan fails to set clean energy targets in first update to energy policy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has held back from setting renewable energy targets in the first update to the country’s energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

8 April 2014

Turbine maker Senvion secures loan amid concerns over parent company’s debt

wind_sunset_170SQ1 German turbine maker Senvion has secured an €850m loan from a consortium of 14 banks for a period of three years, amid concerns over the financial health of its Indian parent company Suzlon Energy.

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

UN warns investment in renewable energy is fallingp

powerlines170 Investment in renewable energy declined by 14 per cent to $214.4bn in 2013 according to new research commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme.

7 April 2014

Terra Firma continues renewables acquisition binge with RTR solar purchases

rural-Italy_170 Terra Firma-owned Italian solar company RTR Rete Rinnovabile has bought two solar facilities from EDF Energies Nouvelles.

7 April 2014

Jetstream Ventures leads $72.5m Sungevity funding round

canadian Solar_rooftop_170 Residential solar specialist Sungevity has raised $72.5m in new equity funding to help it develop its technology and expand its customer base.

4 April 2014

Renewable energy companies applaud UK solar strategy but warn big farms could sufferp

SolarMax_170 Renewable energy companies in both Scotland and England have welcomed the new strategy set out by the UK government.

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

UK government sets out plan to its turn its large buildings into solar ‘power stations’

rooftop_solar170 The UK government has outlined plans to turn the Government estate as well as privately run factories, supermarkets and car parks into ‘solar hubs’.

4 April 2014

JinkoSolar seals $39m loan from China Development Bank

china-flag2_170 Chinese solar panel maker JinkoSolar a global leader has entered into a 214.4m yuan ($39m) loan agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) to finance two solar projects in Xinjiang and Gansu provinces.

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