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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.

IFC to lend to Indian wind project

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is set to lend $50 million to two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Continuum Wind Energy India (CWEI) to build a 170MW wind farm in Madhya Pradesh, India

Bluesphere to develop Israel biogas plant

US-based Bluesphere has entered into an agreement with Israeli state-owned company ESC to develop a 5MW biogas project.

NextEnergy to pay extra for 1.6ROC ruling

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) is to pay an extra £1.4 million to the seller of the 14.9MW Ellough solar power plant in Suffolk after the plant was awarded a 1.6 ROC accreditation, the company said on 12 September.

Bids in for ACT wind auction

The Australian Capital Territory government has received 18 proposals for its reverse auction for wind energy projects

Nigeria considers new renewables targets

The government of Nigeria is proposing to build 2,483MW of renewable power plants by 2015, after agreeing funding from the European Commission, World Bank and German government

New Asia energy head at SG

Societe Generale has appointed Daniel Mallo as managing director for Natural Resources & Energy in its Hong Kong office

NextEnergy Solar Fund buys 14.5MW UK project

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has acquired the special purpose vehicle that owns the Poulshot solar power plant in Wiltshire, England for £15.2 million ($24.4 million)

Five in contention for Morocco wind

Moroccan state utility ONEE has received technical bids from five bidding consortia for the 850MW of wind power spread across five separate sites which it is tendering as one single project

Bluefield Solar eyes industrial-commercial solar opportunities

UK listed Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is eyeing the industrial-commercial solar PV market for future acquisitions as the UK government aims for significant growth in that sector by 2020.

SSE agrees terms for Galloper offshore wind exit

SSE has agreed the terms of which it will exit its stake in the £20 billion, ($32.6 billion), 504MW Galloper offshore wind project off the Suffolk coast

New York State issues RFQ for solar developers

New York State has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for solar developers to install solar panels on school buildings across the state

IIC joins multilaterals in Los Molinos hydro financing

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has approved a loan of up to US$12 million to Los Molinos for the development of two small run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants in the Department of Antioquia in Colombia

Actis to invest $250m in Mexico energy platform

Private equity firm Actis will invest $250 million to establish a Mexican energy platform, Zuma Energía, which will target over 500 MW of installed capacity in the country