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 …

Indian State Plans To Cover 300 Government Buildings With Rooftop Solar Power Projects

Governments across Indian states seem to be scrambling to launch programs to set up solar rooftop projects after the success of such projects in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. The latest state to join the bandwagon is the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which has had years of supply-demand …

Clean Technica: Brazil Receives Requests For 392 MW Of Solar Power Projects Within One Week

  Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website: Brazil Receives Requests For 392 MW Of Solar Power Projects Within One Week Tesla Supercharger Network Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse Ford To Buy Solar Power From 20 MW Mexico Solar Power …

Alternative Energy: World’s First Electric Ferry — With 10 Minute — Recharge

  World’s First Electric Ferry — With 10 Minute — Recharge National Climate Assessment Repeats The Obvious: We Need Climate Action Now The Big Green Apples: The Week In Cleantech, Jan 11, 2013 California Achieves 1,000 MW Installed Capacity Under Solar Initiative EIB Approves €500 Million Loan For German Wind …

Interesting Times for VC, Greentech and Globespan- GTM Daily

Interesting Times for VC, Greentech and Globespan “If we can’t take companies public, the model doesn’t work.” Will Natural Gas Hurt Renewables? Investment bankers dither about regulations but remain hopeful about alternatives at REFF-Wall Street . Entering Wind’s Jumbo Jet Age Wind industry innovators are upping turbine power from the …