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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Jan 7-13)

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January 14 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to EnBW, Equinor, InfraRed Capital and Ørsted over the past seven days. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Canadian Solar sheds 18-MW Chilean portfolio to Sonnedix

Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) announced it has closed the sale of an 18-MWp portfolio of solar projects developed under Chile’s Small Distributed Generation Means scheme, also known as PMGD.

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-- SolarEdge to buy Italian EV electronics supplier SMRE

Photovoltaic (PV) inverters supplier SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG) said it has signed a deal to acquire Italian company SMRE SpA (BIT:SMR), which provides powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles (EVs).

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-- WKN offloads 27 MW of French wind parks to Quaero Capital

German wind project developer WKN GmbH, part of PNE (ETR:PNE3), has disposed of the project rights for three wind parks in France with a combined capacity of 27 MW.

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-- EnBW goes shopping in Sweden, buys 105-MW wind portfolio

EnBW Sverige AB, a Swedish subsidiary that Germany’s EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (ETR:EBK) founded in July 2018, has acquired two companies operating seven wind farms in Sweden with a combined capacity of 105 MW and two grid companies.

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-- Avangrid sells interest in 97-MW wind project in S Dakota

The renewables unit of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) has sold its ownership interest in the 97-MW Coyote Ridge wind project in South Dakota to WEC Energy Group of Milwaukee.

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-- E.on, Danish Clever set up electric car charging JV

German energy group E.on (ETR: EOAN) and Danish e-mobility company Clever AS announced they have formed a joint venture for ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles that will be positioned throughout Scandinavia.

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-- Foresight sets foot in Germany, buys 50-MW wind portfolio from Wpd

London-based investment manager Foresight Group LLP has stepped on the German wind market by purchasing, with a partner, 50 MW of wind assets from local wind project developer Wpd AG.

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-- Unitech to take over Equinor's Hywind Demo off Norway

Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR), formerly Statoil, has agreed to pass the ownership of the 2.3-MW Hywind Demo floating turbine off the west coast of Norway to subsea connector manufacturer Unitech Offshore.

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-- InfraRed Capital buying 1.5-GW subsidy-free PV portfolio in Spain

InfraRed Capital Partners said it has signed an agreement with Progressum Energy Developments to acquire a 1.5-GW non-subsidised solar photovoltaic (PV) portfolio in Spain.

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-- Macquarie, others vie for IL&FS renewable energy assets - report

Some renewable energy assets of India's Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) have attracted suitors such as Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets and power utility NTPC Ltd (BOM:532555), Bloomberg reports.

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-- Global solar corp funding in 2018 down 24% - Mercom

Total global corporate funding in the solar sector marked a 24% year-on-year drop in 2018, coming at USD 9.7 billion, as several big markets were shaken by uncertainties, an analysis by Mercom Capital Group shows.

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-- BMR Energy buys 5-MW Cayman Islands solar farm

BMR Energy, the Virgin Group unit that develops and operates clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, said it has acquired a 5-MW solar plant in the Cayman Islands.

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-- Over 87 MW of Italian PV assets change hands in 2 recent deals

Independent solar power producer (IPP) Sonnedix Power Holdings said it has bought 53 MW of ground and roof-mounted solar systems in Italy from Graziella Green Power SpA.

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-- Germany’s CEE exits UK solar market with 60.4-MW sale

Hamburg-based private equity group CEE announced the sale of its British solar park portfolio, totalling 60.4 MW, to a fund managed by renewable energy investor Greencoat Capital LLP.

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-- Germany's Luxcara buys 121-MWp Spanish solar project

German renewables investor and asset manager Luxcara GmbH has purchased a 121-MWp solar project in southern Spain, that is planned to enter construction “shortly.”

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-- Pattern Energy sells 90 MW of K2 Wind

Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) has finalised the sale of its 90-MW minority interest in the K2 Wind farm in Ontario for CAD 216 million to a consortium of investors led by Axium Infrastructure.

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-- EFSI becomes solar leader in Italy, consolidation continues

Through several recent transactions, EF Solare Italia SpA (EFSI) has climbed to the top in terms of solar power capacity ownership in Italy with a portfolio of close to 800 MW in 17 Italian regions.

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-- Sowitec sells 200-MW Brazilian PV project to European utility

German renewable energy developer Sowitec announced it has sold a 200-MW Brazilian photovoltaic (PV) project to an unnamed major European power utility.

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-- Adani Green takes full control of 20-MW solar park in Karnataka

Indian power generation firm Adani Green Energy (BOM:541450) has acquired the 51% interest it did not own in Kodangal Solar Parks Pvt Ltd (KSPPL), the owner of a 20-MW solar park in Karnataka.

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-- ERG buying majority stake in 51-MW SunPower-equipped PV duo

Italian energy company ERG SpA (BIT:ERG) has agreed to acquire a 78.5% stake in compatriot Andromeda PV Srl, the owner of two solar parks in Italy with a combined capacity of 51.4 MW.

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-- Denmark no longer backs sale of Ørsted's power distribution ops

The Danish ministry of finance is no longer supporting state-run Ørsted A/S’s (CPH:ORSTED) plan to sell its local power distribution and residential customer businesses, the company announced on Sunday.

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