-- Blackstone to pour USD 3bn in Invenergy Renewables
Alternative asset manager Blackstone Inc (NYSE:BX) will make a roughly USD-3-billion equity investment in US renewable energy projects developer Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC as part of its broader support for the energy transition.
-- Goldman Sachs to invest USD 250m in energy storage co Hydrostor
The private equity and sustainable investing businesses within Goldman Sachs Asset Management have made a USD-250-million preferred equity financing commitment to Canadian long-duration energy storage specialist Hydrostor Inc.
-- Iberdrola concludes restructuring of US offshore wind JV with CIP
Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) has obtained full ownership of a couple of US offshore wind developments surpassing 2,000 MW of total capacity by finalising the restructuring of a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).
-- GBLT buys majority in German solar installer Gebäude Technologie
GBLT Corp (CVE:GBLT), a supplier of mobile storage, battery and personal protection equipment, announced it has taken control of German renewable energy engineering firm Gebaeude Technologie Center (GTC).
-- Greenbacker Capital invests in energy storage co Delorean Power
An affiliated fund of Greenbacker Capital Management LLC has made a strategic equity investment into energy storage company Delorean Power LLC, thus supporting a pipeline of standalone battery projects across the US.
-- Norway's Freyr, Taiwan's Aleees to explore battery materials JV
Norwegian battery cell developer Freyr AS (NYSE:FREY) and Taiwanese battery materials manufacturer Aleees (TWSE:5227) have agreed heads of terms with a view to forming a joint venture for the production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode materials for batteries in the Nordic region.
Spanish electric utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) said it has secured an option to enter five offshore wind projects in the Philippines at very early stages of development with up to 3.5 GW of potential capacity.
-- EDF Renewables, DP Energy tie up on 1-GW Celtic Sea floating wind project
Irish renewables developer DP Energy and EDF Renewables UK and Ireland, a subsidiary of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF), unveiled a joint venture partnership for an up-to-1-GW floating offshore wind project in the Celtic Sea, called Gwynt Glas.
-- Spain's Acciona mulls sale of stake in renewable energy unit - report
Spanish conglomerate Acciona SA (BME:ANA) is preparing to sell down 8% of its renewable energy subsidiary Corporacion Acciona Energias Renovables, or Acciona Energia (BME:ANE), in a deal that could fetch between EUR 800 million and EUR 1 billion, Spanish finance newspaper Cinco Dias reported.
-- Invenergy, Lafayette Square create community solar JV targeting 3 GW
Chicago-based renewables developer and operator Invenergy and impact investment platform Lafayette Square announced the launch of a community solar joint venture that plans to develop 3 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
-- E.on buys into Norway's Horisont Energi to boost carbon capture business
German energy major E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) will take a 25% stake in Norwegian clean energy company Horisont Energi AS (OSE:HRGI) as part of a partnership aimed at the development of carbon capture, transport and storage as well as the production of clean hydrogen and ammonia.
-- Eni buys 800-MW PV development platform in Greece
Italian oil and gas company Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) has acquired Solar Konzept Greece (SKGR), a company with a PV development platform and a pipeline of roughly 800 MW of solar projects at various stages of development in Greece.
-- Eurazeo takes majority stake in Belgian Ikaros Solar
French private equity firm Eurazeo SE (EPA:RF) said it has purchased an 80% stake in Belgian photovoltaics (PV) group Ikaros Solar from its founders and Capenergie 2, a fund managed by French investment company Omnes Capital.
-- Hanwha Solutions to close investment in REC Silicon next week
REC Silicon ASA announced that the transactions through which Hanwha Solutions Corp (KRX:009830) will acquire a 16.67% stake in the company should close on January 19 as all conditions for completion have now been met.
-- CIP joins AustriaEnergy, Oekowind on 1.7-GW green H2 project in Chile
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) has joined the partnership of Austrian renewables companies AustriaEnergy Group and Oekowind EE GmbH in a joint venture (JV) to develop a 1.7-GW onshore wind, green hydrogen and ammonia project in southern Chile.
-- Bahrain's Kanoo, India's CleanMax agree solar partnership
Bahrain's Kanoo Industrial and Energy and India-based renewable energy company CleanMax have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up joint ventures in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia that will provide on-site solar solutions to local customers on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.
-- Sunfire buys German electroplating site ahead of expansion
Electrolysers maker Sunfire GmbH said it is acquiring the Solingen branch of German electroplating specialist MTV NT GmbH to get ready for a rapid expansion of manufacturing capacities as order books for its alkaline electrolysis systems are already full.
-- Oil and gas co Echo Energy agrees entry into Chilean solar market
Latin America-focused upstream oil and gas company Echo Energy plc (LON:ECHO) said it has entered into an option agreement to buy a 70% stake in a Chilean solar project approaching a ready-to-build status.