Acquisitions

NextEra: wind+solar+storage the “next phase” with 21 GW available

NextEra continues to show growth in both projects deployed and its pipeline of solar, wind and energy storage, with solar projects alone growing by 485 MWac.

Facebook brings more solar to Virginia & North Carolina

Dominion is building three solar projects and acquiring two more completed plants. Add in one recently completed, and the utility will be supplying 350 MWac to feed the tech giant’s desire for emissions-free electricity.

Duke is going to get a lot more solar

In the largest single-day announcement to date, Duke Energy has announced 14 projects to be built across the Carolinas, totaling 602 MW in capacity.

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London IPO raises $200 million to invest in solar in the Americas

US Solar Fund has completed its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange, raising $200 million with a goal to investing in $4.8 billion in utility-scale projects across the Americas.

Solar power investments mostly up on VC & debt as money pours into large-scale projects

Mercom Capital Group’s Q1 2019 Solar Funding & M&A report shows $2.8 billion in venture capital, public market and debt financing, versus $2.5 billion a year ago. Large-scale project financing reached a record $5.58 billion across 43 deals, while there were 18 solar corporate M&A transactions.

Energy storage’s increasingly investment grade status

SUSI Partners has purchased a 50% stake in Macquarie Capital’s 63 MW / 340 MWh distributed energy storage portfolio located in Southern California. Included as part of this purchase is the world’s largest virtual power plant.

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Goldman Sachs to snatch up 233 MW of C&I solar from SunPower

The transaction both feeds the growing appetite of institutional investors for solar projects, and also provides SunPower with more cash.

Lego owner moves into U.S. solar

An investment firm owned by the family behind Lego has bought a majority stake in solar asset owner Enerparc’s U.S. business. Enerparc’s management team will maintain a minority interest.

pvMB 2/20/19: Community solar coming to Kewanee, Dalian Linton produces a 4-meter mono ingot… and more!

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the solar “Squid Boat” taking Key West by storm, Badger State Solar Park getting a power contract, Hanwha Q CELLS LA Dodgers partnership and everything else you need to stay informed.

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pvMB 3/19/19 Fisker’s $40k EV, Navisun acquires a 14.3 MW solar portfolio… and more!

Hello and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Tesla extending its offer to acquire Maxwell Technologies, San Francisco potentially taking over PG&E assets, Orgis’ new service branch and everything else you need to know in solar today.

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