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Mainstream courts offshore wind’s ‘major players’ for 450MW stake sale

The £2bn Neart na Goithe project in Scotland recently overcame a lengthy legal process to proceed to the development stage. Mainstream CEO Andy Kinsella says the sale has already generated significant interest.

CPPIB to join ADIA and Goldman as a ReNew investor

The Canadian pension’s proposed $350m investment may result in the third-largest shareholding in the Indian renewables developer.

Shades of green

In Europe and the US, the growth of renewables, buoyed by public opinion, has shifted the energy equation. Dean Kennedy, Deutsche Bank’s London-based Global Transaction Banking product manager, and Brent Canada, the bank’s New York-based head of infrastructure and energy debt origination, share their views from both sides of the pond.

Greencoat Solar adds 75MW to second fund

The seven acquired projects include the largest solar park in Northern Ireland, generating 45MW. They were bought from German developer BayWa and became operational earlier this year.

InfraCo Asia invests in Sri Lankan biomass venture

The partnership with Biomass Group will initially aim to produce 150,000 tonnes of biomass pellets a year.

INPP, Amber secure 402MW Dudgeon OFTO

The pair, alongside Transmission Investment, fought off competition from Macquarie, HICL, Equitix and Balfour Beatty.

JPMorgan creates UK wind powerhouse

By combining 34 of its wind assets into newly formed Ventient Energy, the manager has created the UK’s third-largest onshore wind operator, with an installed capacity just shy of 700MW.

Musk makes good on Twitter dare with South Australian battery

Tesla is delivering the 100MW energy storage facility less than 100 days since signing the contract.

Solar-as-a-service? Generate Capital wants to sell you infra-as-a-service

A clean energy specialist and a venture capitalist have created a business that is deploying an ‘infrastructure-as-a-service’ strategy similar to that which made residential solar a huge success.

New Sparta launches $250m African renewables fund

The firm’s strategy is aiming to provide an IRR of between 16% and 20% from investments in up to 15 projects.