• SunPower in $400m convertibles issue

    05 June 2014

    SunPower has become the latest in a raft of solar companies to offer convertible bonds to the market, after it announced plans for a $400 million issue.

  • Cleantech sector is emerging from consolidation – McKinsey

    22 April 2014

    The poor performance of many cleantech equity indexes does not mean the sector is failing. Rather, much of it "is just leaving the disillusionment or consolidation phase," say analysts at consultancy McKinsey.

  • Looking back at 2013

    18 December 2013

    Stranded assets, retroactive subsidy cuts and backloading were among the themes that dominated the markets in 2013. Peter Cripps looks back on some of the highs and lows of the past 12 months.

  • SolarCity's $54m bond gets BBB+ preliminary rating from S&P

    14 November 2013

    SolarCity's planned $54 million bond issue has been given a low investment-grade preliminary rating by Standard & Poor's.

  • Securitisation to play key role in Conergy rescue plan

    30 July 2013

    An asset manager hopes to lead the market in issuing asset-backed securities as part of its plans to rescue a pioneering solar firm that has called in administrators.

  • Have solar stocks finally turned a corner?

    25 June 2013

    Many solar stocks have enjoyed a stellar start to 2013, with some having tripled in value. Could a brighter future for the long-suffering sector finally be in sight, asks Peter Cripps

  • MidAmerican plans $700m solar bond

    14 June 2013

    Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy is planning to issue a $700 million bond to help finance its 579MW solar photovoltaic project in California, according to rating agencies.

  • Wells Fargo's 'green financing' surges in 2012

    12 June 2013

    US bank Wells Fargo more than doubled its environmental loans and investments last year, and claims to be on track to meet its goal of providing $30 billion of "green" finance between 2012 and 2020.