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  • Brazil's BNDES has high hopes for new renewable energy fund

    With nominal double-digit rates of return, Brazil’s new Sustainable Energy Fund could be the first real capital markets financing alternative for renewable power projects, according to BNDES, the national development bank.Eliane Lustosa, director of capital markets at BNDES, tells Recharge that the fund’s rate of return will need to above those on NTN-Bs, the Brazilian treasury notes that pay at l

    Wind  rechargenews.com 02 Dec 21:43 GMT

    GE turbine down for repairs at Block Island

    Wind  rechargenews.com 02 Dec 16:32 GMT

    Argentine win leaves EREN wanting more in LatAm renewables

    IN DEPTH | French group EREN tells Alexandre Spatuzza its successful debut in Argentina's renewables tender is just the start in Latin America

    Wind  rechargenews.com 02 Dec 16:17 GMT

    Switch-on for biggest First Nations wind farm in Canada

    Power is flowing at the 150MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind farm in Quebec, Canada, the largest development on a First Nations reserve to date.The project, developed by Innergex in conjunction with the Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj Mi'gmaq communities to supply electricity to some 50,500 households, is built around 47 Senvion 3.2MW turbines."With the Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind project, Senvion has demonstra

    Wind  rechargenews.com 02 Dec 12:16 GMT

    Boost for Russian wind from onshore and offshore projects

    Russia’s fledgling wind industry is getting a boost from a first offshore project planned in the White Sea, while talks are underway between state-owned nuclear group Rosatom and foreign partners over the construction of three wind farms in Russia with a joint capacity of 610MW.Chinese energy and engineering firm Sinomec plans to build a 60MW offshore array off the Kemsky district in Karelia close

    Wind  rechargenews.com 02 Dec 11:12 GMT

    Argentina selects rural off-grid solar winners

    Argentina has picked European and local firms to implement its rural, off-grid solar PV Permer programme.The winners includes Spain’s Solar Jiennense, a group formed by Ennera and Tecnoambiental, Italy’s Mega SRL and Argentina’s Coradir.These companies will by mid-2017 install around 5,700 off-grid rooftop PV arrays in rural areas of eight provinces in the South American nation. The government sai

    Solar  rechargenews.com 02 Dec 09:36 GMT

    Brazil’s BNDES unveils $144m green bond fund for renewables

    Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) has launched its R$500m ($144m) Sustainable Energy Fund (Fundo de Energia Sustentável) aiming to bolster the country’s fledgling local-currency green bond and tax-exempt infrastructure bond markets.The 15-year fund will invest in the so-called local-currency infrastructure bonds – known as infrastructure debentures – issued by renewable project developers

    Wind  rechargenews.com 01 Dec 17:05 GMT

    EU energy market design – what you need to know

    IN DEPTH | The European Commission's energy package could transform the continent's power markets and help more wind and solar onto the grid, writes Leigh Collins

    Wind  rechargenews.com 01 Dec 16:32 GMT

    EU energy package is first step in a long journey

    ANALYSIS | A priority for renewables will still exist via the back door of a curtailment ranking, while tech-neutral and cross-border tenders could cause complications, writes Bernd Radowitz

    Wind  rechargenews.com 01 Dec 15:56 GMT

    CGN gets go-ahead for 300MW of offshore wind in China

    China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has obtained a permit to develop 300MW of wind capacity off the coast of southeastern China.The Fujian Development and Reform Commission recently approved the project, which will be built in the Taiwan Strait near Pingtan Island, Fujian province.The site offers annual average wind speeds of 9.4 m/s, which ranks among “the best wind resources in China,”

    Wind  rechargenews.com 01 Dec 14:37 GMT