Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), South Korea, speaks to pv magazine about his recent participation in the International Solar Alliance founding ceremony held on March 11, 2018. He mentioned that in ISA member countries, correct energy policies, and risks in the investment are critical and need to be addressed.
At the tenth International Solar Alliance (ISA) monthly get-together and stakeholders meeting, held today in Noida, India, Interim Director-General of ISA announced that the World Bank is handling the common risk mitigation mechanism, and they need two years to complete the feasibility study. ISA believes that CRMM will help to get access to finance at lower cost and in larger volumes for solar-related projects in ISA member countries. European Investment Bank is developing a financial facility for off-grid projects in ISA member countries, combining the grant and debt finance.
The project is part of the 750 MW Rewa solar park in Madhya Pradesh. YES Bank has also reaffirmed its commitment to mobilize US$5 billion for financing solar power projects in India by 2030 with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the latter’s founding ceremony in New Delhi, held last week.
The ISA founding ceremony, held on Sunday March 11 in New Delhi, India, was a highlight in the 2018 solar calendar. French President, Emmanuel Macron announced €700 million in support through loans and donations by 2022, while several other financial deals and MoUs were also signed. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi further outlined 10 action points to help the spread of solar energy.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended a line of credit totaling €150 million, without insisting on a sovereign guarantee by the Government of India. Over one million Indian households are set to benefit.
Global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright has advised GuarantCo, the international development finance institution, on a landmark INR 2.5 billion ($40 million) dual-tranche unsecured wrapped and rated bond, issued by Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company Pvt Ltd. Such green bonds are beneficial to the country, since they offer low interest rates and long-term repayment schemes, says Dharmendra kumar, an analyst from IHS Markit.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today said it will ink an agreement tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, to provide a loan for both small- and large-scale clean energy projects in India, which will form part of its €800 million (around US$984 million) investment in the country.
Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) has re-tendered the 2 x 10 MW grid-connected solar PV power project with the reduced 8 MWh battery energy storage capacity. It has also invited bids to lend INR 25.52 billion ($394 million) in finance required for the proposed 709 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu state.
Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)’s proposal of Line of credit for solar rooftop segment for commercial, industrial and residential housing sectors in India. This is the first ever project in India approved by GCF.
MoUs for four projects were signed at CII Partnership Summit 2018, held in Andhra Pradesh are valued at more than US$ 500 million and are expected to create jobs, alongside bringing in revenue and saving money.
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