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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Sep 3-9)

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September 10 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Clearway Energy, Tilt Renewables, Goldwind, NextEra Energy Partners, Canadian Solar and Carlyle over the past seven days. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Severn Trent buys energy-from-food waste co for GBP 120m

UK water utility Severn Trent Water is acquiring Agrivert Holdings Ltd, a company dealing in renewable energy generation from food waste, strengthening its anaerobic digestion (AD) operations.

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-- Clearway buys 4.7 GW of solar development projects from SunPower

Newly launched Clearway Energy Group said it has agreed to acquire a development pipeline of about 4.7 GW of utility-scale solar projects from US solar company SunPower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWR).

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-- Foresight acquires 14.4-MW wind farm from Enertrag

London-based renewables infrastructure investor Foresight Group LLP said it has bought the 14.4-MW North Pickenham wind farm in Norfolk from German renewables firm Enertrag AG.

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-- Statkraft buys 100-MW HPP in India

Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS said it has bought the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project that is currently being built in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

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-- Everlert enters into green energy JV in Mexico

Everlert Inc (OTCMKTS:EVLI) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Mexican firm Baja Green Energy SA de CV with plans to build and operate green energy plants.

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-- AES Tiete concludes acquisition of 150-MW PV complex in Brazil

Brazilian power producer AES Tiete Energia SA announced it has concluded the acquisition of the 150-MW Solar Guaimbe Complex in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state.

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-- BayWa sells German biomethane plant to Evergaz

BayWa re renewable energy GmbH said it has sold a third biomethane plant to Evergaz Deutschland GmbH, a joint venture between French biogas company Evergaz and Paris-based infrastructure investment firm Meridiam.

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-- Nuon to buy 27.5 MW of Dutch solar parks

Dutch energy company Nuon has agreed to buy a portfolio of three solar projects of 27.5 MW in total in the Netherlands from Dutch solar developer PowerField.

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-- Max Boegl offloads 53-MW wind farm duo in Germany

Germany’s Max Boegl Ostwind said it has sold two wind farms in Bavaria totalling 53 MW to Swiss investor IST3 Investment Foundation.

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-- Tilt Renewables directors advise against buyout offer

The independent committee of buyout target Tilt Renewables Ltd (NZE:TLT) has advised the company’s minority shareholders to not accept the joint takeover offer made recently by Infratil Ltd (NZE:IFT) and Mercury NZ Ltd (NZE:MCY).

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-- Goldwind to auction 1-GW Aussie project portfolio

Goldwind Australia said it is selling a 1-GW renewable energy development portfolio located across three Australian states.

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-- NextEra Energy Partners buys 1.4-GW renewables portfolio

NextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP) said it has agreed to purchase a 1,388-MW portfolio of wind and solar projects in the US from NextEra Energy Resources LLC.

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-- Brazil's CEEE-GT seeks investors for 52.5-MW wind complex

Brazilian utility CEEE Geracao e Transmissao opened a public call to select companies or consortia interested in acquiring an equity interest in a 52.5-MW wind power complex.

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-- Centrica grows US ops with acquisition of Vista Solar

UK energy company Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) said it has taken over US solar builder Vista Solar as part of its plans to grow in North America.

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-- Canadian Solar completes 30.4-MWp drop-down in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has closed the sale of three solar parks in Japan with a combined capacity of 30.4 MWp to the Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund Inc (TYO:9284), or CSIF.

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-- Grasshopper to invest USD 80m in 21.6 MW Japanese PV project

Canadian solar developer Grasshopper Solar said it will invest USD 80 million in a 21.6-MW photovoltaic (PV) project in Fukuoka Prefecture.

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-- Canadian Solar still considering “going private” offer

Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) announced that it is still assessing the go-private proposal from its chief executive officer and due diligence is to be completed by end-September.

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-- Genex buying 50-MW solar project in New South Wales

Australia's Genex Power Ltd (ASX:GNX) said it has struck a deal to acquire a 50-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in New South Wales.

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-- Mainstream Renewable looking for partner in Chile - report

Mainstream Renewable Power has hired an advisor to find an equity partner for its fully-owned 1.3-GW Andes Renovables Chilean platform, The Irish Times reports.

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-- Carlyle to buy 612-MW wind portfolio in New York

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) will buy a 612-MW operating wind power generation portfolio in New York plus a dedicated operations platform.

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-- Pinnacle to buy 70% stake in Alabama wood pellet plant

Canadian industrial wood pellet manufacturer Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc (TSE:PL) announced it has agreed to buy a 70% stake in a production facility in the US state of Alabama.

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-- Strat Aero boosts stake in digital monitoring firm GyroMetric

Strat Aero Plc (LON:AERO) has completed the acquisition of additional shares in GyroMetric Systems Ltd, becoming the company's controlling shareholder.

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-- Mitsubishi, EDF to invest in African DG power platform

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058) said it will support the development of distributed generation (DG) renewable energy projects in Africa by investing in NEoT Offgrid Africa (NOA).

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-- Cubico to buy 29.4 MW of solar assets in Portugal

London-based renewables investor Cubico Sustainable Investments Ltd said it has agreed to acquire three operational photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Portugal with a combined capacity of 29.4 MW.

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