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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.

ADB supports Rajasthan transmission project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed two loans totalling $150 million to help build transmission lines that will support renewable energy development in the state of Rajasthan

Fiera Axium buys wind stakes from EDP and EDF

Fiera Axium has signed an agreement to buy a minority cash equity interest in a 1.1GW US wind portfolio from EDP Renovaveis, a subsidiary of EDP. Once the transaction closes, Fiera Axium would own about 36% – or 394.5MW – of the portfolio

Xcel subsidiary launches Texas solar RFP

Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 200MW of solar photovoltaic energy generation in Texas

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.