February 5, 2018
First Solar and SunPower have agreed to sell their Joint Venture solar power plant yieldco, 8point3 Energy Partners, to energy investment firm Capital Dynamics, Inc., for US$977 million in equity value and about US$1.7 billion in enterprise value in an all cash transaction.
August 2, 2017
US-headquartered PV manufacturers SunPower and First Solar are expected to collectively sell their stakes in their joint venture yieldco, 8point3 Energy Partners.
June 19, 2017
UK solar and wind asset owner Greencoat Renewables is eying an IPO to raise as much as €250 million (US$280 million) to pursue additional wind and solar projects across Europe.
June 14, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri-based developer Greenback Renewable Energy has acquired a portfolio of operating residential PV assets worth around US$6 million from an unnamed TerraForm Power subsidiary.
November 15, 2016
8point3 Energy Partners has agreed to acquire First Solar’s entire 34% stake in the 300MW Stateline solar PV project in California for US$329.5 million.
October 26, 2016
D.E. Shaw has bid to replace SunEdison as the operating sponsor of TerraForm Power, according to a regulatory filing on 21 October.
September 22, 2016
Yieldco 8point3 Energy Partners has entered into an agreement with SunPower to acquire a 49% stake in Pacific Gas & Electric’s 102MW Henrietta solar project for US$134 million.
September 2, 2016
The solar yieldco business model was “flawed from the beginning”, says a US bank executive, who downplays sentiment that it was the SunEdison yieldco disaster that tarnished the model for good.
July 15, 2016
The solar segment is not short of new hires and comings and goings, with solar industry stakeholders responding to the shifts in a dynamic global market. In our inaugural Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech attempts to bring the industry back to its roots and rounds up key career moves of the last fortnight.
April 21, 2016
Crippled renewable energy firm SunEdison officially filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code on Thursday.

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