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Cleantech Finance – a portal focussing on financing and funding for the cleantech industry

I have launched a blog focussed on cleantech finance. The goal is to bring a focus on the various dimensions of financing for the cleantech industry. I will be providing updates on financing across instruments – VC, PE, asset financing, government financing – and also across the entire cleantech sector and not just renewable clean energy. […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Energy Finance, Green Buildings, Innovations, International

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Doubling Renewables by 2030 will Boost Global GDP by up to USD 1.3 Trillion – IRENA REPORT

Savings would be up to 15 times higher than costs, thanks to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change Berlin, Germany, 17 March 2016 – Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to USD 4.2 trillion annually by 2030 – 15 times more than the costs […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Energy Investments, International, Policies and Regulations, Pollution

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International Solar Developer Looking to Invest in/Acquire Indian Projects

Solar Mango, the solar division of EAI, is working with a reputed Australian developer of renewable energy power plants. The Australian company is keen to acquire/invest in Indian solar PV power plants. They are exploring investments in projects at any stage of development – from developers who are on the verge of signing PPAs to fully […]

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Posted in: Energy Finance, Energy Investments, International, Solar Photovoltaic

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$150 Million Investment in Rooftop Solar Firm Amplus Solar by I Squared Capital

In another reaffirmation of the interest shown by financial investors in the solar sector, Amplus Solar, based out of Gurgaon has received a $150 million investment from global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. Amplus Solar is a fairly new entrant into the solar field, and from what they aspire, they seem to have a focus […]

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Posted in: Energy Investments, New Delhi, Rooftop Solar

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$3700 Billion Investment in Solar by 2040 – Solar Mango

There is little doubt that solar is one of the largest sectors within renewable energy and cleantech today. But this news from Solar Mango confirms that this leadership of solar will be there for quite some time to come – at least for the next 25 years. S new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance says $3700 […]

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Posted in: Energy Investments, Solar Energy

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Dollar Linked Solar Tariff for NTPC, PTC Projects

Read in the Hindu Business Line that the centre has allowed NTPC and PTC to go for dollar linked tariffs for 1,000 MW of solar power plant each, on a pilot basis. If successful, they can go for 10,000 MW on the dollar linked tariff. It is a public secret that high interest rates are […]

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Posted in: Energy Investments, Solar Photovoltaic

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Paris Meet to Make Renewable Energy Financing Easier?

Read a piece from M Ramesh at BusinessLine – essentially, there is optimism that cheap finance might be available for renewable energy projects bigtime because a number of climate funds are getting committed for. While many of the numbers being quoted as amounts committed are big (everything is in $100s of billion), I am not sure […]

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Posted in: Climate Change, Energy Finance, Energy Investments

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Tax free bonds upto Rs 2000 crores for IREDA to support solar

That’s some good news I read earlier today for the solar sector financing. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) will raise Rs 2000 crores through tax free bonds This is a part of the central government’s overall support plan for solar, under which the central ministry plans to raise Rs 5000 crores under tax free bonds. […]

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Posted in: Energy Finance, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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Indian Solar Business – Need for Building Brands and Differentiators

A brief chat I had yesterday with Pashupathy Gopalan of SunEdison brought to me an important point – the Indian solar sector is unique in its cut-throat competitiveness and really low margins, something surprising for an industry that is nascent. I personally saw how in the US the margins for solar developers appear to be […]

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Posted in: Energy Finance, Solar Photovoltaic

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