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19 July 2011

NewNet Investor Profile: Christophe Person, Olivia Asséo, Amundip

European financial institutions have historically been more receptive to socially responsible investment (SRI) practices, and in particular those focused on green energy and technology-related areas, according to French asset manager Amundi.

13 July 2011

Renewables investor Keating Capital makes $86.8m in share offering ahead of IPO

Keating Capital, a pre-IPO fund that holds a number of cleantech businesses within its portfolio, has made $86.8m in a public offering and will now progress its plans to list on Nasdaq.

13 July 2011

China Solar purchases photovoltaics manufacturer Solar Market

hong_kong_170-170 Hong Kong-listed China Solar Energy Holdings, a supplier of thin film production equipment, has purchased photovoltaics manufacturer Solar Market for HK$160m ($20.5m).

13 July 2011

Venture-backed pvXchange adds Mark Zaleski to advisory board

Online business-to-business exchange for photovoltaic components pvXchange has appointed former Dailymotion CEO Mark Zaleski as chairman of its advisory board.

12 July 2011

India’s Urja Global to advance solar ambitions through share sale

Indian energy developer Urja Global said it will look to raise Rs 5 crore ($1.12m) through an equity share sale as it aims to have 500MW of solar power installed by 2012. The company, which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, said it ‘envisions itself as a significant player in India’s clean energy sector.’[...]

12 July 2011

Solar Power begins building 8MW California solar farm

US photovoltaics developer Solar Power has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Palm Spring Investments and has begun construction on an 8MW solar facility in Palm Springs, California.

12 July 2011

ReneSola predicts Q2 fall in revenues

Japanese solar manufacturer ReneSola has revised its second quarter 2011 guidance due to a decline in wafer prices and a challenging solar module market.

11 July 2011

Private US PV developer Solar Gen 2 signs 25-year power purchase agreement

US-based Solar Gen 2 has agreed a 25-year, 150MW purchase power agreement with San Diego Gas and Electric.

11 July 2011

Solar Euromed seeks €20m to advance CSP activities

Solar Euromed, a technology developer specialised in concentrated solar photovoltaics (CSP), told NewNet it is looking to raise €20m to advance its research and development (R&D) capabilities. The company was recently awarded the first major CSP construction permit in France and is now progressing its plans for the 12MW facility in Corsica. Simon Benmarraze, development[...]

11 July 2011

SMA Solar sets sights on Japan, Thailandp

japan_170 German photovoltaics company SMA Solar told NewNet that it will open bases in Japan and Thailand as it looks to expand into both countries.

11 July 2011

Spanish company Proinso wins solar order in India

Spanish photovoltaics company Proniso has received two orders to supply solar energy projects in India with a combined capacity of 33MW.

11 July 2011

Solar Applied Materials raises $115m from bond issue

Taiwan-based metals specialist Solar Applied Material Technology has raised $115m from the sale of convertible bonds.

11 July 2011

Country’s largest solar panel factory opened in Italy

Italy’s largest photovoltaics plant with the capacity to produce an annual 160MW of solar modules has been opened in Catania, Sicily.

11 July 2011

Adams Capital makes $8m available to US homeowners for solar panels

US investor Adam Capital Green Energy has extended $8m in loans for residential solar projects throughout the US. The money has been made available to install about 600 household solar systems under a developer sponsored scheme.

8 July 2011

Stock round-up: Lower revenue expectations send cleantech stocks tumbling

With notable renewable energy and cleantech companies reducing their revenue guidance this week, it is no surprise their share prices followed suit.

8 July 2011

Cannon Power Group to invest $2.5bn in Mexican wind farms

US company Cannon Power Group will make a $2.5bn investment into new wind farms in Mexico.

8 July 2011

JDSU acquires solar technology rights from QuantaSol

US electronics company JDSU has acquired product design, patented intellectual property and other assets from UK concentrated photovoltaic provider QuantaSol.

8 July 2011

Smart grid company Silver Spring Networks to go public

Smart grid developer Silver Spring Networks has filed a petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number and value of shares have not yet been determined.

8 July 2011

Antin Infrastructure Partners enters renewables market through series of acquisitions

French investors Antin Infrastructure Partners has announced the acquisition of a series of renewable assets, signalling its entrance into the sector.

8 July 2011

NewNet Industry Profile: Dr Steve Lennon, Eskomp

As South Africa’s largest energy company, Eskom has long been aware of the need to increase and diversify its power sources and is increasingly looking to build its renewables capacity, according to Dr Steve Lennon from the state-owned utility.

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