Complexity and costs may deter corporates from choosing avenue key to developers, lawyers Andrew Hedges, Caileen Kateri Gamache and Lee Donovan write in latest PV Tech Power issue.
GCF backs US$537m scheme to lower credit barriers for solar (280MW) and wind (50MW) IPPs in African country, in year when Eskom’s woes have cast doubts over state-offtaker route.
Mercom: Rising allocations from debt players, private equity, venture capital and public markets helped global industry raise US$9bn between January and June 2019.
Maturation of solar asset class into subsidy-free venture in some markets could see industry become better fit with utilities comfortable with power price swings, firm says.
New incentive programme meant to help kingdom meet 60GW-by-2030 renewable target sees the light in the wake of Abqiaq drone strike and oil price uncertainty..
The fresh funding wraps up a summer of global expansion for the Norwegian firm, with utility-scale projects switched on in Ukraine, Egypt, Mozambique and Malaysia.
Mix of economics and geopolitics will take global capacity past 21GW as roll-out booms across US, Middle East, Australia, Europe but testing and data must improve, firm says.
Paris and Amsterdam pledge combined US$100m to back Sub-Saharan African solar while London sets aside US$250m for CIF's energy storage scheme.
Global solar investor adds to Aussie large-scale push with new AU$150m loan scheme for smaller ventures, certified by green finance players.
Residential player Solaria turns to individual investors to bankroll boost of manufacturing capacity, said to already have doubled via deal with Shinsung this year.
European Investment Bank mulls shifting lending to batteries and market-based clean energy projects as part of policy reboot to help EU lead fight against climate change.
New review finds renewables capacity investment in 2018 outstripped funding to new fossil fuels three-fold, with solar dominating roll-out charts.
Firm walks PV Tech through rationale for smaller, merchant-exposed 50MWp Don Rodrigo 2 in Spain and why the firm is betting on Germany and Italy, but not Portugal.
Agreement between R.Power Group and mBank for latter to finance under-construction pipeline is touted as country’s largest bank-backed solar arrangement to date.
Developer Sola Group partners with institutional duo to raise ZAR400m for PPA-backed pipeline, meant to bring down C&I costs by aggregating deals.