New York State approves 26 solar projects totalling 647MW

Billed as the ‘Largest Single Commitment to Renewable Energy by a State in U.S. History’ the State of New York announced a US$1.4 billion investment package and over US$3 Billion in direct investment in solar, wind and hydro energy projects, expected to generate around 3,000 jobs.

Avaada Power signs MoU for 1.6GW of solar in Uttar Pradesh

Indian renewable energy project developer Avaada Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to invest US$1.55 billion for the development of 1.6GW of solar projects in the state.

First Solar and SunPower agree sale of yieldco

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.