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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Oct 7-14)

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October 14 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Nordex, PNE, Uniper and others over the past week. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Eni buys 25 MWp of shovel-ready solar projects in Australia

Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) has acquired a portfolio of ready-to-build solar projects totalling 25 MWp in Australia’s Northern Territory. 

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-- ReneSola offloads 55 MW of Polish PV projects to ASI

ReneSola Ltd (NYSE:SOL) said it has sold a 55-MW portfolio of solar projects to asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) for an undisclosed sum.

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-- SunPower, Hannon Armstrong set up safe harbor solar JV

SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc (NYSE:HASI) are forming a joint venture with the goal of preserving the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) value for third-party owned commercial and residential installations.

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-- Acciona makes a move on Nordex

Spain’s Acciona SA (BME:ANA) will make a public tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares in German wind turbine maker Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) for EUR 10.32 in cash.

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-- Luxcara buys 30-MW solar project in Spain

German asset manager Luxcara GmbH has acquired the 30-MW Utrilla solar project in the Spanish region of Andalusia for its institutional investors, it announced.

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-- Consumers Energy gets nod for 166-MW wind buy in Michigan

Michigan regulators have greenlighted an application by utility Consumers Energy for the acquisition of a 166-MW wind park in the state’s Hillsdale County.

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-- Brazil's Cemig launches solar DG unit Cemig S!M

Brazilian utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (BVMF:CMIG4), better known as Cemig, has launched a new unit focused on solar distributed generation (DG) called Cemig S!M.

The new enterprise is the result of the merger between Cemig Geracao Distribuida and Cemig Efficiencia.

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-- Solar corp funding grows 34% Y/Y in Jan-Sep - Mercom

Total corporate funding in the solar sector globally for the first nine months of 2019 registered a 34% year-on-year rise, reaching USD 9 billion, new statistics by Mercom Capital Group show.

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-- JERA to buy major stake in Taiwan's 376-MW Formosa II offshore wind project

JERA Co, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power (TYO:9501) and Chubu Electric Power (TYO:9502), has agreed to take a 49% stake in the 376-MW Formosa II offshore wind project in Taiwanese waters.

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-- Fortum says energy transition needs Uniper, hikes stake

Finnish utility Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) wants to take control of Germany’s Uniper SE (ETR:UN01) in a EUR-2.3-billion transaction.

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-- Senvion's CEO sees deal with Siemens Gamesa at end of week - report

The signing of a deal for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (FRA:GTQ1) to buy certain assets of fellow wind turbine maker Senvion SE (ETR:SEN) is just a matter of days, according to a top official.

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-- Statkraft buys 660 MW of wind projects in Brazil

Statkraft Energias Renovaveis ​​SA (B3:STKF3) announced that it has completed the purchase of two Brazilian wind projects with a total capacity of 660 MW.

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-- ReneSola to shed 22.3MW of Chinese DG solar projects

Solar project developer ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) has agreed to offload two separate portfolios of distributed generation (DG) photovoltaic (PV) projects in China with a combined capacity of 22.3 MW.

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-- Morgan Stanley offers to take PNE private for EUR 306m

A firm owned by Morgan Stanley’s (NYSE:MS) global private infrastructure investment platform plans to launch a voluntary public offer to take over and delist German renewables company PNE AG (ETR:PNE3) at an equity value of EUR 306 million.

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-- EC clears Brookfield's buy of 50% stake in Spain's X-Elio

The European Commission (EC) said it has cleared Brookfield Renewable Partners LP’s (TSX:BEP.UN) proposed acquisition of a 50% stake in Spanish solar developer and operator X-Elio Energy SL.

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-- Greencoat UK Wind to buy 48.5-MW wind farm from Innogy

Greencoat UK Wind Plc (LON:UKW) said it has signed a deal to buy the 48.5-MW, shovel-ready Glen Kyllachy wind project in the Scottish Highlands.

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-- Gresham House storage fund to raise GBP 41.6m in share issue

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund Plc (LON:GRID) is to raise GBP 41.6 million in a share placing, after receiving commitments for a bit over 40.43 million placing shares.

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-- Diamond Transmission Partners gets 573-MW Race Bank link

The owners of the 573-MW Race Bank offshore wind farm in UK waters are selling the power plant's grid transmission assets to Diamond Transmission Partners (DTP).

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-- De Raj Group to buy stake in Malaysian biomass power plant

German energy company De Raj Group AG (ETR:DRJ) announced its plan to acquire a stake in an unnamed Malaysia-incorporated company that, through a subsidiary, owns a 9.9-MW biomass-fired power plant project in the Southeast Asian country.

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-- Pattern Energy to buy stakes in 520 MW of NA wind

US company Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) said it has agreed to acquire over 250 MW of wind capacity in Canada and the US with which it will expand its portfolio to some 4.4 GW.

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-- AES Tiete ends negotiations with Renova for big wind buy

Brazilian energy firm AES Tiete Energia SA announceд it has ended negotiations with Renova Energia SA (BVMF:RNEW11) to acquire the roughly 743-MW Alto Sertao III wind power complex plus a 1.1-GW wind project pipeline.

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-- New suitor in play for Suzlon's rescue - report

A new suitor has emerged for troubled Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd (BOM:532667) after the withdrawal of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Brookfield Asset Management Inc (TSE:BAM.A), the company’s founder and chairman told the Mint.

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-- ReneSola to sell 13.9-MW solar DG portfolio in Hungary

Solar project developer ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) has agreed to sell a 13.9-MW photovoltaic (PV) portfolio in Hungary to investment and management company Obton.

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-- Light to sell 17% stake in Brazil's Renova Energia to CG I fund

Brazilian energy company Light SA (B3:LIGT3) announced it has signed an agreement to sell its 17.17% share in renewables developer Renova Energia SA (BVMF:RNEW11) to CG I Fundo de Investimento em Participacoes Multiestrategia.

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