Lightsource BP has moved into the Iberian energy market and plans to work with local partners to purchase and co-develop utility-scale ground-mount solar sites as well as to create a greenfield pipeline of solar projects across the Iberian Peninsula.
NM Renewable Development, LLC (NMRD), a joint venture between subsidiaries of utilities PNM Resources and American Electric Power, will build two 50MW solar PV projects in New Mexico to power Facebook facilities.
Microsoft has made its first solar energy deal in India, by agreeing to purchase power generated from 3MW of solar capacity operated by Atria Power for the US tech giant’s new office building in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Microsoft has made its first clean energy deal in Asia by contracting Singapore-based clean energy firm Sunseap to set up the largest rooftop solar portfolio in Singapore to power the technology firm’s data centres.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made an equity investment of US$15 million into Indian rooftop solar specialist CleanMax Solar, the financier’s first foray into grid-connected distributed generation.
Celsia, the energy arm of Colombian conglomerate Grupo Argos, has moved forward with its development of a 100MW solar farm in Colombia by reaching an agreement with the indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the Andes mountains.