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EV Startup Esmito Raises $100 Million to Expand Battery Swapping Solutions

EV Startup Esmito Raises ₹100 Million to Expand Battery Swapping Solutions

Esmito, an IIT Madras incubated electric vehicle (EV) startup, has raised ₹100 million (~$1.25 million) in a seed round led by Mumbai-based early-stage investor Unicorn India Ventures. The funds raised ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Grid
Funding and M&A Roundup: Fundamental Renewables Secures $400 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Fundamental Renewables Secures $400 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Fundamental Renewables, the clean energy investment arm of Fundamental Advisors, has secured a $400 million credit facility to support its growing investment strategy in solar energy assets. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Terra-Gen Raises $959 Million for Solar Storage Projects

Project Finance Brief: Terra-Gen Raises $959 Million for Solar Storage Projects

From: Mercom Capital Group Terra-Gen, an independent renewable energy provider, raised $959 million in financing for the second phase of its Edwards Sanborn solar storage project in Kern County, California. This phase of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Funding and M&A Roundup: Tesseract Raises $78 Million in Funding

Funding and M&A Roundup: Tesseract Raises $78 Million in Funding

From: Mercom Capital Group Tesseract, a vertically integrated company that purchases energy from generators at fixed prices and then offers it to consumers, raised $78 million to buy and build selected renewable energy ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Atrato Onsite Energy Acquires Solar Projects for $37 Million

Project Finance Brief: Atrato Onsite Energy Acquires Solar Projects for $37 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Atrato Onsite Energy, an investment company, has acquired 33 MW of installed solar projects across 32 the UK from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group for £31 million ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Why Mandatory Standards for Solar Module Mounting Structures are a Priority

Why Mandatory Standards for Solar Module Mounting Structures are a Priority

The absence of mandatory standards for module mounting structures in solar projects often leads to hidden costs for developers, bringing down the projects' efficiency in the long run while allowing ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Low Carbon Raises $265 Million for 1 GW of Renewable Projects

Project Finance Brief: Low Carbon Raises $265 Million for 1 GW of Renewable Projects

From: Mercom Capital Group Low Carbon, a renewable energy developer, raised a £230 million (~$265 million) senior debt facility to construct 1 GW of large-scale renewable energy projects in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Funding and M&A Roundup: Battery Recycling Company Ascend Elements Raises $50 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Battery Recycling Company Ascend Elements Raises $50 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Ascend Elements, a lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, announced a strategic investment of $50 million from SK ecoplant, the environmental unit of Korean conglomerate SK Inc. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Funding and M&A Roundup RWE Acquires Poland’s Alpha Solar

Funding and M&A Roundup: RWE Acquires Poland’s Alpha Solar

From: Mercom Capital Group RWE, a German energy utility company, has acquired Alpha Solar, a Polish PV solar developer. With this transaction, RWE takes over a 3 GW solar project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC to Supply Solar Power to Indian Army

Project Finance Brief: Monarch Closes $160 Million Funding for Texas Solar Project

From: Mercom Capital Group Monarch Private Capital, an ESG investment firm that develops, finances, and manages a diversified portfolio of projects, announced the closing of a tax equity investment of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Funding and M&A Roundup: Pivot Energy Acquires Community Solar Project Developer

Funding and M&A Roundup: Pivot Energy Acquires Community Solar Project Developer

From: Mercom Capital Group Pivot Energy, a commercial and community solar project developer, has acquired SGC Power, a Maryland-based community solar developer. SGC Power has been involved in 2.8 GW of solar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief Sonnedix Completes Acquisition of 118 MW Solar Projects

Project Finance Brief: Sonnedix Completes Acquisition of 118 MW Solar Projects

From: Mercom Capital Group Sonnedix, an independent power producer, has completed the acquisition of 117.8 MW of portfolio of solar PV projects from Graziella Holding and other minority sellers. All ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Project Finance Brief: Exus to Acquire 20 Solar Projects Totaling 1 GW in Brazil

Project Finance Brief: Exus to Acquire 20 Solar Projects Totaling 1 GW in Brazil

From: Mercom Capital Group Exus Brasil Investimentos, an asset manager of Exus Management Partners (Exus), has signed a deal to acquire 100% shares of the Riacho da Serra project in Piauí, Brazil, ...
/ / Finance and M&A
Funding and M&A Roundup: Shell Completes Acquisition of Sprng Energy

Funding and M&A Roundup: Shell Completes Acquisition of Sprng Energy

From: Mercom Capital Group Shell Overseas Investment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell, has completed its 100% acquisition of Solenergi Power and, with it, the Sprng Energy group of companies from Actis Solenergi Limited ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Funding and M&A Roundup: Nexeon Raises Over $200 Million for Battey Materials Production

Funding and M&A Roundup: Nexeon Raises Over $200 Million for Battey Materials Production

From: Mercom Capital Group Nexeon, a battery materials developer and manufacturer, has completed the second close of its fundraising resulting in a total investment of $170 million. A further $50 million of commercial ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Enfinity Global Raises $242 Million for Solar Projects in Japan

Project Finance Brief: Enfinity Global Raises $242 Million for Solar Projects in Japan

From: Mercom Capital Group Enfinity Global, a renewable energy company, has secured $242 million (~$¥29 billion) in long-term financing for three solar projects in Japan totaling 70 MW. Nomura, a financial institution, acted ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Funding and M&A Roundup: PNE AG Acquires Majority Stake in Spanish Solar Developer

Funding and M&A Roundup: PNE AG Acquires Majority Stake in Spanish Solar Developer

From: Mercom Capital Group PNE AG, a German power-focused renewables company, has acquired 51% of the shares in Coliaenergia (KOLYA), a Spanish developer of large solar projects from Consultoria Industrial Beaguihe and Garisun ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Spearmint Energy Acquires 150 MW Battery Energy Storage Project

Project Finance Brief: Spearmint Energy Acquires 150 MW Battery Energy Storage Project

From: Mercom Capital Group Spearmint Energy, a green merchant trading company developing, owning, operating, and trading around Battery Energy Storage, acquired the 150 MW Revolution battery energy storage project from Con Edison Development, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: ONGC and Greenko to Pursue Opportunities in Renewables

Daily News Wrap-Up: ONGC and Greenko to Pursue Opportunities in Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greenko ZeroC to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Funding and M&A Roundup: FlexGen Power Closes $100 Million Series C Funding

Funding and M&A Roundup: FlexGen Power Closes $100 Million Series C Funding

From: Mercom Capital Group FlexGen Power Systems, a provider of integration services and software technology for energy storage solutions, announced the close of a $100 million Series C investment round. The funding ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Opdenergy Secures Financing for 605 MW of Solar Projects in Spain

Project Finance Brief: Opdenergy Secures Financing for 605 MW of Solar Projects in Spain

From: Mercom Capital Group Opdenergy, an independent renewable energy producer, has signed a green financing agreement of €350 million (~$356.4 million) with BBVA and the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the construction and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: Capital Energy Secures €165 Million for Solar and Wind Projects

Project Finance Brief: Capital Energy Secures €165 Million for Solar and Wind Projects

From: Mercom Capital Group Capital Energy, a Spanish energy company, raised financing of €165 million (~$167 million) for 206 MW solar and wind projects from MEAG, an asset manager of Munich Re ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Funding and M&A Roundup: Community Solar Firm Summit Ridge Energy Raises $175 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Community Solar Firm Summit Ridge Energy Raises $175 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Summit Ridge Energy, an owner and operator of community solar assets secured a $175 million strategic investment from Apollo Funds, a global investment management firm. Vinson&Elkins acted as legal ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief Renewco Power Acquires 1.5 GW of Solar Projects in the US

Project Finance Brief: Renewco Power Acquires 1.5 GW of Solar Projects in the US

From: Mercom Capital Group Renewco Power, a developer of utility-scale solar, wind, and battery projects, announced its expansion into the U.S. by acquiring a 1.5 GW pipeline of early-stage utility-scale ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Funding and M&A Roundup: Lithium-ion Battery Company Northvolt Raises $1.1 Billion

Funding and M&A Roundup: Lithium-ion Battery Company Northvolt Raises $1.1 Billion

From: Mercom Capital Group Sweden-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer Northvolt signed a $1.1 billion convertible note to finance its expansion of battery cell and cathode material production in Europe to support the rapidly expanding demand ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar