October 8 (Solar) – Green Dealflow’s monthly overview of wind and solar deals recorded 41 transactions, amounting to a total of 14.3 GW of gross capacity transacted in September 2018.
In the solar industry, the report records 21 transactions amounting to approximately 6.6 GW in gross capacity transacted.
The largest deal in terms of capacity was Clearway Energy Group acquiring 4.7 GW solar project pipeline from SunPower Corp. This transaction also secures the leading position of the United States on the countries ranking list in terms of MWs, followed by China with 504 MW where Akcome sold 28 solar farms to Deleverage. The total capacity in comparison to the previous month went up by 135%, a hectic month for solar power deals.
As for the wind industry, the report records 20 transactions amounting to approximately 7.6 GW in gross capacity transacted. Nearly half (48%) of the deals are operation-phase projects, and projects in development and construction phase make up 31% and 19% respectively. USA is leading the MW country ranking primarily thanks to NextEra Energy Partners agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to acquire 1,368 MW of wind and solar energy projects. This transaction is closely followed by a Danish power giant Orsted divesting 50% of the 1,218 MW оffshore wind farm Hornsea 1 in the United Kingdom.
The full report can be accessed here.