Cleantech Solar to Develop 27 MW Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Asia

Oakridge Energy Secures Line of Credit to Finance Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Oakridge Energy, an Indian rooftop solar installer, has raised a line of credit from Maanaveeya Development & Finance Private Limited (Maanaveeya), Oikocredit’s financing arm in India. Oikocredit is a cooperative ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Scatec Solar Closes Financing for a 47 MW Project in Malaysia

Scatec Solar Closes Financing for a 47 MW Project in Malaysia

Solar project developer Scatec Solar, along with its partners has closed the financing for a 47 MW Redsol project in northwest Malaysia with a total investment of approximately $47 million ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Cabinet Gives In-Principle Approval to REC Ltd’s Takeover by Power Finance Corporation

The Indian government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given in-principle approval for the takeover of REC Limited (Formerly, Rural Electrification Corporation of India), a public sector enterprise, by the ...
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Gujarat High Court Gives Go-Ahead to GUVNL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

Abu Dhabi Fund Commits $50 Million for IRENA-Recommended Renewable Projects

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has committed $50 million for renewable energy projects that are recommended by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The ADFD and IRENA have invited ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
GRIDCO Asks Bidders to Match Lowest Tariff Quoted at its 200 MW Solar Auction

IFC to Finance 50 MW Solar Project in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance has signed a $40 million agreement with the International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank, for the development of a 50 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Standard Chartered Creates Sustainable Financing Team to Increase Focus on Renewables

Standard Chartered Creates Sustainable Financing Team to Increase Focus on Renewables

To propel its push into emerging markets focused on sustainable financing, Standard Chartered, an international bank listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as India’s Bombay ...
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Developers who have projects under development need to use the pass through option due to safeguard duty that was imposed recently on solar imports

Azure Power Secures $58 Million for its 100 MW Solar Project at Pavagada

Leading renewable energy project developer Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), has achieved the financial closure of a deal worth ₹4 billion (~$58 million) for its 100 MW solar power project in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

The World Bank Group has committed $1 billion for a new global program to accelerate investment in battery storage for energy systems in developing and middle-income countries. The program is ...
Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

OPIC Commits $25 Million for the Expansion of Off-Grid Solar in Asia and Africa

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, has committed $25 million in financing to the Solar Energy Transformation Fund LLC, which will provide loans to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IREDA Announces Gross Income of ₹17.8 Billion in FY 2017-18

IREDA Announces Gross Income of ₹17.8 Billion in FY 2017-18

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has posted gross income worth ₹17.8 billion (~$0.24 billion) in financial year (FY) 2017-18. This is an approximate growth of 20 percent over ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Solar Safeguard Duty on 30 MW Rooftop Tender

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ReNew Power Likely to Acquire 700 MW of Renewable Assets Across Four States

ReNew Power Likely to Acquire 700 MW of Renewable Assets Across Four States

In a bid to expand its foothold in the industry, India’s leading renewable energy project developer ReNew Power, is looking at new acquisition opportunities. According to its Draft Red Herring ...
ADB to Finance Solar Projects Worth $40 Million in Indonesia

ADB to Finance Solar Projects Worth $40 Million in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund solar photovoltaic (PV) projects worth $40 million in Indonesia. The bank has announced a private sector financing package totaling $40 million to invest in ...
Solar Solutions Provider d.light Raises $50 Million in Debt Financing

Solar Solutions Provider d.light Raises $50 Million in Debt Financing

Off-grid solar solutions provider d.light has successfully raised $50 million in funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), responsAbility Investments, Social Investment Managers & Advisors (SIMA), SunFunder, and another mission ...
Saudi Arabia’s Zahid Group Acquires 50 Percent Stake in Greencells Group

ADB to Provide $235 Million Loan for Renewable Projects in ASEAN

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide a $235 million loan to B. Grimm Power Public Company Limited for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the member ...
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Off Grid Electric Raises $55 Million to Expand Footprint in Africa

Off Grid Electric Raises $55 Million to Expand Footprint in Africa

African rooftop solar provider Off Grid Electric and global energy company EDF are expanding their partnership in sub-Saharan Africa after Off Grid Electric received $55 million in Series D financing ...
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YES Bank to Finance Solar Projects Worth $5 Billion by 2030

YES Bank to Finance Solar Projects Worth $5 Billion by 2030

YES Bank, an Indian private sector bank, is planning to mobilize up to $1 billion (~₹64 billion) to finance  solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the country by 2023 and $5 billion ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Development Banks Loaned to Indian Solar Rooftops in 2017

Development Banks Loaned $1.4 Billion to Indian Solar Rooftops in 2017

Various development banks made substantial concessional loans to assist the Indian government in its plans to expand solar rooftop installations in 2017. According to a new report by the Ministry ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
IREDA Files IPO papers with SEBI

IREDA Files IPO Papers with SEBI

Proceeding with its plan of launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO), the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has filed a draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange ...
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YES Bank and EIB Announce Renewable Energy Financing Program for India

YES Bank and EIB Announce $400 Million Renewable Energy Financing Program for India

YES Bank, one of the largest private sector banks in India, has collaborated with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union's non-profit long-term lending institution, to formulate a renewable ...
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ACME’s Initial Public Offering to Fund Bhadla Solar Project

ACME’s $337 Million Initial Public Offering to Fund Bhadla Solar Project

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved ACME Solar Holdings’ Initial Public Offering (IPO) worth ₹22,000 million (~$336.86 million). The face value of each equity share is ...
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IFC Invests $150 Million in Green Bonds in Philippines

IFC Invests $150 Million in Green Bonds in Philippines

First Filipino Green Bond Attracts Investment from World Bank Member The first green bond launched by a commercial bank in the Philippines has attracted a $150 million (~₹9.65 trillion) investment ...
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Meeting Between Solar Industry Stakeholders and Minister of Power

What Happened in the Meeting Between Solar Industry Stakeholders and Minister of Power

Minister of Power R.K. Singh called a meeting yesterday with solar project developers and manufacturers to understand the state of the solar industry in India. In the meeting, Singh discussed ...
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CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

ADB to Finance More Transmission Network Components with Co-Financing from AIIB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has increased its investment in Indian grid-infrastructure development by agreeing to fund additional power transmission network components with co-financing from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ...
/ / Grid, Utilities