China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

STATE: Utility-Owned Rooftop Solar Could Be A Game Changer – But Is It Fair?

Last gasp of central utilities , now trying to colonize our rooftops ! ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Note: several links in this article reference documents housed in DocketDash, an application in AEE’s new energy policy software, PowerSuite. To enhance your reading experience, click here and sign up for a free 14-day trial …

Alternative Energy: Which Chinese Solar Companies Will Survive The Coming Shakeout?

Alternative Energy   Which Chinese Solar Companies Will Survive The Coming Shakeout? Posted: 08 Sep 2013 12:00 PM PDT Filed under: Energy News Our energy future: “They’ll think of something” Posted: 08 Sep 2013 12:00 PM PDT Filed under: Energy News Solar Universe Acquires Gen110 To Become “Top Player” Posted: 08 Sep …

NEWNET: Trina Solar shirks losses in Q2, pushes profit to $51.2m

21 August 2013 – Today’s Top Stories on NewNet NADB finances Sol Orchard’s $67.6m PV park Rentech sells Natchez bioenergy site for $9m Turkey’s Aksa Enerji funded €44m for three wind farms Raya confirms financing for Indonesian geothermal projects Pattern Energy begins 218MW Texas wind farm construction SPI Solar to …

Green Buzz: Could smart meters stem $14 billion in annual water losses?

  Money Matters Could smart meters stem $14 billion in annual water losses? By Heather Clancy Upgrading aging water infrastructure is costly, but advanced technology can help utilities detect leaks or unbilled water usage faster. …Read More How can solar companies get new customers? Cold, hard cash By James Mandel …

GreentechSolar: How To Make Money From Land as a Solar Developer

LATEST NEWS: Arizona Solar Strikes Back  Herman K. Trabish – August 2, 2013 A new video and social media campaign defends rooftop solar and net energy metering. Solar Rumor Watch: Sunrun for Sale? Eric Wesoff – August 1, 2013 Goldman Sachs hired to perform a “strategic evaluation” SunPower Posts a …

NewNet: Samsung C&T slashes Ontario renewables spend by $2bn

24 June 2013 – Today’s Top Stories on NewNet Samsung C&T slashes Ontario renewables spend by $2bn Consumers Energy signs major wind turbine deal with GE Vestas sells off non-core asset wind farms for €127m RusHydro, Alstom extend hydroelectric partnership The Switch triples order backlog SJF Ventures invests in sustainable …

Intersolar North America – Early bird ends on June 7

  INTERSOLAR NORTH AMERICA – EARLY BIRD ENDS ON JUNE 7 MAY 28, 2013 If you cannot read this email correctly, please click here. Dear Solar Professional, Interested in making contact with established solar companies and finding out about their products? Look no further than Intersolar North America Exhibition this July. …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: PowerSecure completes trio of acquisitions

NewNet Daily Newsletter 24 May 2013 Become a premium subscriber today and gain instant access to exclusive coverage on key activity in the renewable energy and cleantech sectors. Deal News PowerSecure completes trio of acquisitions Kedco receives €1.15m for Pluckanes wind farm in Irish push Greenko, China Light & Power buy Gamesa …

Greentech Media’s Solar Newsletter | Apr 8, 2013

    LATEST NEWS: How Cleantech Is Enhancing the US Military’s ‘Mission Capability’  Ryan Koronowski – April 8, 2013 Military leaders are finding out “what energy innovation can bring to the mission.” GTM Solar Summit 2013: Where Will Module Costs Bottom Out?  Shyam Mehta – April 8, 2013 50 cents …