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India’s attempt to renegotiate PPAs threatens investor sentiment

The state of Andhra Pradesh is expected to fail in its attempt to renegotiate PPAs, but market sources fear a drawn-out court battle could still prove damaging.

Brookfield partners with KKR in $500m solar push

The deal for X-Elio partially realises an investment from KKR’s $3.1bn second infrastructure fund.
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Queensland solar regulations struck down in court

Solar panels in the state can continue to be installed by trained labourers instead of licensed electricians as state regulations introduced in May would have required.

Australian musicians band together to launch solar investment fund

Future Energy Artists teams up with superannuation fund to make ‘hardcore solar infrastructure investments’.
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Queensland solar regulation changes lead to court action and uncertainty

Clean Energy Council argues new law will drive up construction costs as Impact Investment Group scheme files Supreme Court action.

Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.

Willis Towers Watson expands FoF strategy with new fund launch

Following the success of its sterling-denominated fund that has raised £1bn to date, the London-based firm is launching a similar vehicle that will be available to the broader European market.

New Energy Solar to woo UK investors with $250m US solar fund listing

The proceeds from the listing on the London Stock Exchange are expected to be deployed within six months, as the fund manager bids to diversify UK-based renewables-focused capital.

Is Taiwan’s offshore opportunity gone with the wind?

An unexpected cut in government subsidies threw the island’s offshore wind market into disarray. Now, Taipei is trying to convince worried renewables investors to stay.

Spain’s carrot-and-stick approach will fail to convince investors

The country’s desire ‘to send a positive signal’ to renewable investors would be far more effective if it stopped trying to battle compensation awards from its past
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