• Sun Power and First Solar announce yieldco IPO price

    19 June 2015

    Sun Power and First Solar have priced shares in their dual-sponsor yieldco, 8point3 Energy Partners, as $21, raising $420 million from its initial public offering today.

  • SunPower and First Solar set out terms for yieldco IPO

    11 June 2015

    SunPower and First Solar have pushed the button on their plans to float a joint yieldco, 8point3 Energy Partners.

  • First Solar says yieldco plans triggered Q1 losses

    01 May 2015

    Renewables giant First Solar has made a loss for the first time since 2012, due to preparations for the launch of its yieldco.

  • SunPower and First Solar prepare for yieldco IPO

    11 March 2015

    US renewables firms SunPower and First Solar have confirmed the launch of a yieldco, which the pair are now preparing to float.

  • First Solar and SunPower plan first ever 'joint yieldco'

    24 February 2015

    US firms First Solar and SunPower are in negotiations to launch the world's first 'joint yieldco' to operate renewable energy assets.

  • Apple puts $848m into solar farm with First Solar

    12 February 2015

    Technology giant Apple has made its first renewables investment after announcing an $848 million deal with First Solar that will power its operations in California.

  • What does the slump in oil prices mean for the low-carbon sector?

    23 December 2014

    Oil prices have almost halved in recent months, creating havoc in financial markets. But what is the impact on renewables, energy efficiency, and other low-carbon themed investments, asks Peter Cripps

  • Australia's flagship PV project loses A$110m funding support

    19 August 2014

    Conditional funding of A$75 million ($70 million) for a pioneering concentrated photovoltaic (PV) power plant has been withdrawn by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena).

  • New financing structures support bullish outlook for solar power – Citi

    13 August 2014

    The outlook for solar energy globally "is increasingly bright", according to equities analysts at investment bank Citi.

  • First Solar nears decision on yieldco, dismisses plunge in Q2 earnings

    06 August 2014

    First Solar has stuck by yearly earnings forecasts, despite dire results for Q2, and said it is due to decide on the launch of a yieldco in coming months.