Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) will acquire a 396MW portfolio of six operational wind and solar power projects in Canada from Florida-headquartered NextEra Energy Partners for US$741 million.
Emerald Solar Energy — a joint company established by Canada’s Potentia Renewables and the Dominican Republic’s Cisneros — has commenced work on a 25MW PV project in Barahona, located in the Dominican Republic.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the government of Canada has formed a financial partnership that will utilise public funding to generate private sector investments to spur renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Canadian Solar has signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Axium Infinity Solar LP for eight PV projects that have a combined generation capacity of 105.5MW. The firm has also announced commercial operation of a 19.1MW PV project in Japan.
TransCanada Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell its PV portfolio of eight facilities in Ontario with a total generation capacity of 76MW to Axium Infinity Solar — a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership — for $540 million.
SolarWorld Americas has highlighted its remedial policies to the US ITC Section 201 case that include not only a minimum import price (MIP) but a total import limit of solar cells and modules at levels around half the demand in the US in 2017.
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Wircon and HEP Capital have announced a new partnership for the joint implementation of PV projects in both the US and Canada. Both companies will fund the new wave of solar projects through their recently established fund HEP-Solar Projektentwicklung VI.
JinkoSolar subsidiary JinkoSolar Canada will supply approximately 17MW of its mono PERC solar modules to a PV project in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, owned by Vancouver-based renewable energy developer, investor, and operator, Elemental Energy.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a CAD$380,000 R&D grant from Canadian National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).