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Northland closes on Gemini offshore wind

A Northland Power-led consortium has reached financial close on the €2.8 billion ($3.7 billion) 600MW Project Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries keeps offshore wind stake in Vestas JV

Japanese engineering business Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has decided to retain its stake in an offshore wind developing team with Denmark’s Vestas, instead of exercising its right to boost its ownership of the joint venture

Australian Lighthouse launches solar fund

Melbourne-based Lighthouse Infrastructure Management has announced the launch of its $100 million Lighthouse Solar Fund

Noy and TSK acquire Abengoa’s Negev CSP

Noy Fund and TSK Group has signed to acquire embattled Spanish developer Abengoa’s 50% stake in the 110MW Negev concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSP) project in Israel

Thailand approves 281MW of new solar farms

Thailand’s Energy Regulatory Commission has approved 281MW of new photovoltaic solar capacity that could generate investments of up to Bt18 billion ($515 million) this year alone.

JLEN set to raise new capital

London-listed John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) is set to raise up to £65 million ($95 million) by issuing new shares

Yingli Green Energy in doubt as a going concern

New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese solar panel maker Yingli Green Energy (YGE) has "substantial doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern,” the company said in a statement.

Partners Group to buy into distributed solar shop

Partners Group, the Swiss asset manager, has agreed to take a plurality stake in US solar developer Silicon Ranch, the buyer announced on 27 April

EDF RE to buy distributed solar developer

EDF Renewable Energy, the US renewables arm of French utility EDF, has agreed to acquire Vermont-based distributed solar generation developer groSolar

Enersis announces departure of Chile country head

Holding company Enersis, owned by Italian renewable developer Enel, announced today that its country manager Daniel Fernández is to leave Enersis

NextEra closes on ex-NRG wind farm

NextEra Energy Resources has closed on the acquisition of the lease on the 100MW High Lonesome Mesa wind farm in New Mexico from the farm’s bondholders

Enagas issues new Euro bond

Spanish energy company Enagas issued and closed on a 12-year, €750 million ($848.8 million) bond on 26 April 2016

Balam fund makes first Mexican renewables investment

Balam Fund has closed an acquisition of the 35.5MWp Camargo solar photovoltaic (PV) project, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, from Spanish developer Avant Solar

Australia's Bombora to build Portugal wave farm

Australian wave energy developer Bombora is to develop and build an A$190 million ($144.5 million), 60MW wave farm off the coast of Portugal

SunEdison agrees sale of Chile PV plants to Colbún

Bankrupt US renewable energy company SunEdison has agreed to sell two of its Chilean solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in development to Chilean utility Colbún

GE Energy Financial continues push into Japan solar

GE Energy Financial has agreed to buy 85% of Trina Solar’s 14MW direct current utility scale solar project in Ishinomaki in Miyagi, on the north-eastern coast of Japan.

ADWEA prequalifies 34 for solar programme

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has released a list of 34 developers prequalified for its 350MW solar development at Sweihan

EBRD seeks Turkish energy consultant

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is tendering for a consultant to advise banks on a string of energy efficiency projects in Turkey

NRG's David Crane goes into private equity

David Crane, who was fired from NRG Energy after the company’s board disagreed with his strategy on renewable energy, is to join private equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors, the firm announced on 22 April

SunEdison granted first tranche of bankruptcy financing

SunEdison has been granted permission to access $90 million of its proposed $300 million debtor-in-possession financing after a judge allowed the bankrupt renewables developer to continue in business

India plans wave of green Masala bonds

Indian state-owned energy companies may seek to raise $1 billion from green Masala bond issues in London over the next three to four months.

Tractebel completes GD Brasil acquisition

Tractebel Energia, of France's Engie, has completed the acquisition of 50% of the capital in GD Brasil Energia Solar