The days of naming financing as one of the major hurdles for Indian solar appear to be coming to an end in 2017 as record low tariffs were enabled by a newly-attractive fiscal environment. PV Tech caught up with Kuljit Singh, partner, Transaction Advisory Services at EY, to discuss a potential spate of Indian solar IPOs, pension fund interest, Masala bonds and the future of the market.
Shares of the Delhi-based energy firm Azure Power Global dropped in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) yesterday, coming in at US$16.12 from the issue price of US$18, before dropping further to US$15.45.
BCPG, the renewable energy power producer of Thai oil refiner Bangchak Petroleum, could potentially raise up to 5.9 billion baht (US$170 million) from an initial public offering (IPO) this month, according to the company.
Trina Best, the energy storage company begun as part of Trina Solar but now a separate entity in its own right, wants to go public by 2020 and has not ruled out building its own battery cell production facilities in future.