A responsAbility-managed energy holding company has acquired a 26% interest in Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH), a leading South African based developer, owner and operator of run-of-river hydropower projects in Southern Africa.
d.light solar, a pioneering manufacturer and provider of solar power products, today announced that it has secured debt funding totaling USD 18 million from a consortium of lenders with a focus on the renewable energy space including two responsAbility-managed funds, SunFunder, DWM and SIMA. The financing will be used to further grow d.light’s operations across Africa.
Australian pension fund Christian Super announced today that it has acquired a significant minority shareholding in responsAbility Investments AG, the international asset manager headquartered in Switzerland, thereby becoming the company’s first international shareholder.
A responsAbility-managed climate fund and Indian Non Banking Financial Company Electronica Finance Limited (EFL) have entered into an agreement for the issuance of green Masala Bonds. EFL has issued Rupee-denominated senior secured bonds of USD equivalent 10 million.
In a clear commitment to climate change mitigation, the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) has increased its investment in the responsAbility-managed climate fund, adding USD 20 m across different share classes.
Several responsAbility-managed funds focusing on micro- and SME finance and climate change mitigation in emerging markets, respectively, have entered into a financing agreement with Ameriabank, granting Armenia’s leading bank a total of USD 19.2 m in long-term subordinated debt.
The responsAbility-managed climate fund and India-based Roserve Enviro Private Limited have announced their cooperation for financing energy-efficient waste-water recycling systems offered to industrial clients. Under the agreement, the fund will subscribe to Indian rupee denominated green bonds worth USD 8 m issued by the company.
A combination of high electricity tariffs, falling PV prices and a lack of reliability in the grid is spurring sales of on-site solar to business customers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the conclusion of a new report by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF), commissioned by responsAbility Investments, assessing the potential of commercial and industrial solar opportunities in the region.
The responsAbility-managed climate fund contributes to the largest-yet receivables financing facility in the off-grid solar space. The facility was arranged by SunFunder for Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow and follows an earlier USD 6 m syndication from October 2017.