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India to auction 4.5GW of wind in next 4.5 months
19 October 2017

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will roll out 4,500MW of wind capacity over three reverse auctions in the coming months. Auctions will be launched later in October, December and again in February 2018. Developers will also be able to bid for capacity of up to 400MW, 150MWs more than the previous norm of 250MW. The q...

Windlab and Eurus close on Kennedy Solar phase 1
18 October 2017

Windlab and Eurus Energy have reached financial close on the A$160 million ($125 million) Kennedy Solar Park Phase 1 project in Queensland. The first ...

Elecnor's Barcaldine solar phase 2 funding underway
18 October 2017

Spanish renewable energy developer Elecnor has said that the second stage of its Barcaldine solar farm has been approved by the Queensland government ...

Kernel cuts margin and lengthens tenor on latest pre-export deal
18 October 2017

Ukrainian agribusiness Kernel has closed a $200 million three-year pre-export financing (PXF) for its oilseed business - a significant reduction on th...

Mubadala closes Paris-Sorbonne Uni Abu Dhabi Campus PPP refi
18 October 2017

Mubadala has closed a $236.9 million refinancing of the funds backing the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus PPP, with the developme...

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Making the money go round
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Making the money go round
Max Thompson
10 October 2017

ECAs and DFIs active in the emerging markets are getting increasingly capital markets savvy and matching support rhetoric with some very tightly priced borrowing of their own that can be on-lent cheaper - and for longer.

Latin renewables: A balanced risk/reward equation?
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Latin renewables: A balanced risk/reward equation?
Ella Pryor
10 October 2017

A spate of major tariff drops at renewables auctions across Latin America and the relative lack of renewables transmission integration point to a potential under-pricing of risk. Are developers taking on too much risk for too little return?

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