The sector’s resilience can be attributed to a strong global push to achieve energy transition objectives, as well as substantial demand created by the Inflation Reduction Act, which has helped the sector weather perils,” said Raj Prabhu, Group CEO, Mercom Capital
Corporate investment in the global solar business increased 55 per cent to USD28.9 billion between January and September 2023 primarily owing to pressure to satisfy energy transition goals, Mercom Capital said in its latest report. According to the latest estimate from the U.S.-based research agency, global corporate funding in the sector was USD 18.7 billion in the first nine months of 2022.
“The sector’s resilience can be attributed to a strong global push to achieve energy transition objectives, as well as substantial demand created by the Inflation Reduction Act, which has helped the sector weather perils,” said Raj Prabhu, Group CEO, Mercom Capital.
The report highlighted that Juniper Green Energy received a USD 350 million investment from AT Capital Group and Vitol in India’s venture capital segment to help it meet its aim of tripling its operational capacity to 2.5 GW by 2026 and move forward with its ambitious development plans. Furthermore, Waaree Energies has raised USD 120.8 million in a second round of equity funding headed by ValueQuest to assist boost its current manufacturing capacity by 6 GW.
In the debt funding category, Adani New Industries acquired a USD 394 million trade finance facility from Barclays PLC and Deutsche Bank AG to meet the company’s working capital needs.
Serentica Renewables completed the financing for its future hybrid renewable energy projects in Karnataka. REC Ltd, a power industry lender, has provided the total loan funding of USD 370.6 million. In addition, the company has reached financial close on another hybrid renewable energy project in Karnataka, with a total loan funding of USD 313.3 million acquired from power sector lender Power.