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VIDEO: ‘Energy storage bankability is still not where we’d like it to be’

Alex O'Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital Partners, argues lenders need to get comfortable with storage’s short-term nature and highlights the best markets in Asia.

VIDEO: Political will, big players create ‘self-sustaining momentum’ for Taiwan offshore wind

Helge Rau, wpd’s head of M&A, explains why the country has been so successful, the lessons it can learn from Europe and why wind is driving Asian renewables.

HK Summit: ‘Energy storage is the next big opportunity’

A sharp drop in battery costs and the nascent sector’s ability to solve renewables’ intermittency issues could create a $1.2trn investment opportunity over the next two decades, according to a panel at the Infrastructure Investor Summit.

HK Summit: Localisation requirements bump up Taiwanese offshore wind capex

‘Heavy industry in Taiwan is actually quite advanced and sophisticated, but they’re not used to working in joint ventures,’ warns our panel of developers.

Gresham House targets $129m storage fund deployment in six months

The UK fund manager could come back to market next year to raise further funds after falling short of its $257m target.

Why recycling can drive the next stage of the energy transition

Renewable energy capacity is only going to increase, and asset repowering could play a big part in that. Zak Bentley explains why the future might partly lie in the past

‘Bullish’ growth in battery investments will reach $1.2trn by 2040

Energy storage presents a trillion-dollar investment opportunity for investors as batteries improve in cost and performance, according to a report published by energy technology analyst BloombergNEF. The long-term outlook for energy storage is positive, with an estimated $1.2 trillion of investments heading toward distributed, or behind-the-meter, batteries or utility-scale projects by 2040, according to the […]

Solar and wind ‘to benefit most’ from California renewables mandate

Investments in solar and wind in California have the highest growth potential among renewable energy assets after the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, set a 100 percent clean generation mandate for 2045, S&P Global Ratings said in a recent report. There are going to be winners and losers from that shift, S&P claimed, with mainstay renewables […]

HSBC pension scheme targets UK renewables

The British pension will invest more than $320m in large-scale solar and smaller onshore wind assets.

Equis targets $2bn for new fund as it shifts away from renewables – exclusive

The new vehicle will focus on biomass, healthcare infrastructure, PPPs and waste and water facilities, as Asian renewables ‘heating up’.

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