The Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center provides no-cost technical assistance, resources and training to countries on mobilizing clean energy investment.
16 January 2017
The World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. This year, the event will focus on trends in financing renewable energy projects, the importance of energy efficiency in both existing and future buildings, smart infrastructure and innovation. It will include two in-depth country focuses, discussing solar, wind and nuclear energy opportunities and trends in Saudi Arabia and India.
5 February 2017
Participants at this year’s World Renewable Energy Congress will include those involved in the supply, distribution, consumption and development of sustainable energy sources that are benign, accessible and economically viable. The conference also offers several networking and social functions.
25 November 2016
At the recent COP 22 in Morocco, USAID announced $4 million funding to eight companies that are revolutionizing household solar power across Africa through the Scaling Off-Grid Energy: Grand Challenge for Development scheme. The funding is significant because it concerns a risky fragment of Africa’s solar energy. USAID added that the platform provides seed funding to solar start-ups to support geographic expansion throughout Africa, test new business models and tap into private and public financing, and that the new $4 million fund is expected to create up to 120,000 additional connections in off-grid communities.
25 November 2016
One of India’s leading independent power producers in the renewable energy sector—ReNew Power Ventures Limited—has raised funds after issuing green bonds. According to a press release issued by ReNew Power Ventures, non-convertible debentures worth Rs 500 crore (US$74 million) were issued to investors. The bonds issue has been certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The funds raised through the green bonds will be used exclusively for setting up two wind energy projects in the state of Madhya Pradesh.