This week’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) saw a letter of intent inked at the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA’s) pavilion to secure financing of up to US$5 billion with India’s YES Bank by 2030. MNRE head, R.K. Singh also announced a $350 million solar development fund by the Indian Government for solar projects.
The Indian government has introduced a number of subsidies under various categories of solar projects, from big PV parks to small rooftop and off-grid installations, in order to achieve its 100 GW solar target by 2022. The current status of the subsidies are summarized below.
Three firms, Mahindra Renewables, Actis, and ACME group, will receive a combined loan of $440 million from the IFC for developing the Rewa Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh.
The investments from Netherlands-based FMO and the U.S.’s OPIC will help to grow the company’s platform in India, which finances rooftop solar for SMEs. Orb Energy will also expand its Kenyan operations.
ReNew Power Ventures, which is backed by Goldman Sachs, is exploring an opportunity to acquire the solar assets of Waaree Energies ahead of a planned IPO, reports Mint.
A structured credit deal has been struck between Centrum-led investors and Waaree Energies Ltd, an Indian solar power firm.
Both the European Investment Bank and India’s YES Bank will provide $200 million investment to co-finance a series of solar and wind power projects across India.
The conclave happened the day after ISA became a recognized legal intergovernmental body based in India. The event observed some intense discussions on the ISA’s ambitious programs. The main topic was the finance, where ISA aims to ease the process, with CEEW supporting via common risk mitigation study.