Weekly renewables M&A round-up (May 13-19)

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May 20 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Cemex, Tesla and others over the past 10 days. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Innogy buys 10 MW of solar projects in N Carolina

Innogy SE (ETR:IGY) said it has acquired two solar projects in the US state of North Carolina with a combined capacity of about 10 MW.

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-- Ameren Missouri to buy 300-MW wind farm

US power company Ameren Missouri has agreed to acquire a 300-MW wind farm, once constructed, in the state of Missouri.

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-- Spectacular Solar, SkyVue set up PV maintenance JV relying on drones

Spectacular Solar Inc (OTCMKTS:SPSO), a diversified company incorporated in Nevada, said it has agreed with SkyVue LLC to create a joint venture that utilises drone technology in solar system maintenance.

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-- Athena endorses asset purchase offers by Ardian, Glennmont

The board of Athena Investments A/S (CPH:ATHENA) recommends that the company’s shareholders vote in favour of accepting the offers made by Ardian Infrastructure and Glennmont Partners to purchase certain renewable energy assets.

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-- Atlantica nearly doubles Q1 loss, enhances collaboration with Algonquin

Atlantica Yield Plc (NASDAQ:AY) reported a nearly doubled attributable net loss for the first quarter of 2019 and announced an enhanced strategic partnership with major shareholder Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSX:AQN).

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-- Eletrobras to sell more wind power SPEs by end-2019

Brazilian power distributor Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (BVMF:ELET3), or Eletrobras, intends to sell stakes in 45 special purpose companies (SPEs), mainly holding wind farms, in the second half of the year.

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-- Germany's SCHMID plans Saudi energy storage JV with GW-scale production

German technology group SCHMID and two Saudi investors plan to form a joint venture in Saudi Arabia to develop and manufacture vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB).

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-- Cubico buys 26.4-MW Italian PV portfolio from Partners Group

London-based renewables investor Cubico Sustainable Investments has purchased a 26.4-MW portfolio of operational solar parks in Italy from funds managed or advised by Swiss private markets investor Partners Group.

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-- OTPP selling BluEarth Renewables

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) is selling its 100% shareholding in Canadian renewable power producer BluEarth Renewables LP to a fund owned by Dutch fund manager DIF.

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-- Atlantic Power buying into 85-MW biomass portfolio in US

Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE:AT) has agreed to purchase AltaGas Power Holdings US Inc’s interests in 85 MW of biomass plants for USD 20 million in total, it said.

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-- Engie takes over DER integrator Genbright

The North American unit of French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) said it has acquired Genbright LLC, the manager of over 50 MW of distributed energy resources (DERs).

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-- PNE buys 22.3-MW wind farm in Germany, preps repowering

German renewable energy firm PNE AG (ETR:PNE3) said it has acquired a 22.3 MW-wind farm in Lower Saxony and unveiled plans for its repowering.

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-- Alternus Energy buys 5.1 MW of Italian solar assets

Renewable energy firm Alternus Energy Inc (OTCMKTS:ALTN) has completed the acquisition of 100% stakes in four out of five special purpose vehicles (SPVs) that own solar photovoltaic (PV) farms totalling 5.1 MW in Italy.

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-- Recurrent sells stake in 100-MW solar farm to Goldman Sachs

Recurrent Energy LLC has finalised the sale of its equity stake in the 134-MWp/100-MWac Mustang solar project in California to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP.

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-- Cemex's VC unit invests in storage towers developer Energy Vault

The corporate venture capital arm of Mexican cement producer Cemex SAB de CV (BMV:CEMEXCPO) has invested in energy storage company Energy Vault, with plans to support the rapid market adoption of its technology.

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-- Tesla concludes Maxwell buy

US electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage major Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has wrapped up its takeover of battery equipment maker Maxwell Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:MXWL).

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-- Verditek consolidates PV manufacturing assets in Italy

Verditek Plc (LON:VDTK) has consolidated all of its photovoltaic (PV) assets in Verditek Solar Italy srl, which enables the London-based clean technology company to start refurbishing a PV module factory in Italy.

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-- TerniEnergia to sell 19-MW solar portfolio in Italy

TerniEnergia SpA (BIT:TER), part of Italieaf Group, has signed a deal to sell a 19.3-MW solar portfolio in Italy to Italia T1 Roncolo Srl in partnership with LCF Alliance.

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