The African Development Bank Board has approved US$20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable energy mini-grids of 3-10MW capacity at three cities that are currently off-grid.
Zola Energy, one of two US-headquartered providers of off-grid solar-plus-storage solutions to the African continent profiled in Energy-Storage.news’ recent Global Storage Opportunity 2018 report, has obtained US$20 million debt financing.
Wave energy technology developer and solar, battery microgrid project developer Carnegie Clean Energy (CCE) has secured a 12‐month AU$7.5 million (US$5.8 million) construction debt finance facility for its Northam Solar project in Western Australia from Perth-based private investment group Asymmetric Credit Partners.
Just after UK-based Foresight Solar Fund bought a 48.5% stake in the Bannerton solar plant in Victoria, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced AU$98 million in debt finance for the project.
Mitsui & Co., a major Japanese industrial conglomerate, has formed a Joint Venture (JV) with leading India mini-grid developer OMC Power to expand their mini-grid business into Africa. The new JV is part of a ¥1 billion (US$9 million) equity investment by Mitsui in OMC Power.