• California wildfires illustrate how ESG factors can affect credit, says Moody’s

    04 November 2019

    Wildfires that ravaged parts of California in recent days show the connection between environmental and social risks, and the credit quality of utilities in the US state, Moody’s has said.

  • California wildfires: utilities get to grips with burning issue

    29 October 2019

    As wildfires continue to rage in California, utilities can take action that will stop them being part of the problem. Peter Cripps reports

  • TerraForm to branch out into energy storage

    17 July 2015

    Yieldco TerraForm Power is set to buy its first energy storage assets after its parent company, SunEdison, entered into a deal to help finance their construction.

  • Solar Star to expand record bond issue by $325m

    09 March 2015

    The 579MW Solar Star project in California is expected to issue $325 million in senior secured 'Series B' notes on 12 March to supplement last year's $1 billion issue of 'Series A' notes which was the largest ever renewable energy project finance bond.

  • Google backs SunEdison's biggest US project

    11 September 2014

    Google is to invest $145 million in a solar plant held by SunEdison's yieldco, TerraForm.

  • NRG Yield in $870m deal for US's biggest wind farm

    04 June 2014

    The yieldco spun off last year by NRG Energy has agreed to buy the largest wind farm in North America in "a landmark investment".

  • Duke buys 40MW of California solar from Infigen

    07 March 2014

    Duke Energy's renewables division has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of 40MW of solar photovoltaic projects in California, more than doubling its presence in the state.

  • Upgrading the grid

    21 February 2014

    The next 12 months will see energy storage finally emerge from being considered a future technology to a cost-effective commercial solution to grid issues, argues Andrew Jones

  • California adopts first US energy storage target 'to boost renewables'

    18 October 2013

    California's utilities will be required to buy energy storage capacity totalling 1.325GW by 2020 under a "first of its kind" target set by state regulators.

  • Renewables' missing link

    18 July 2013

    The Achilles heel of wind and solar has traditionally been the intermittency that renders production unpredictable. But advances in technology mean energy storage is now ready to help the renewables sector scale up. Andrew Jones explains.