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Wind power replaces imported oil in Cape Verde

Cabeólica wind farms in the West African island state Cape Verde cover more than 14% of the country’s current energy demand. Besides the obvious climate impact, the wind farm has generated economic growth, jobs and improved income for the benefit of Cape Verdeans. In spring 2018, Finnfund commissioned an external evaluation of the project’s impact. […]

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Finnfund to finance a power plant to reduce the emissions from a steelworks in Bosnia Herzegovina

Finnish development financier Finnfund has committed 1,8 million euros to a power plant in the city of Zenica, in Bosnia Herzegovina. The power plant will utilize the coke and blast furnace gases from the Arcelor Mittal’s steelworks as fuel and significantly reduce the air emissions of the power production. The plant will replace an old […]

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Finnfund to finance 10 solar power plants in El Salvador

Finnfund has provided a USD 15 million loan for the construction of ten solar power plants in El Salvador, Central America. Power plants are expected to be fully operational in 2019. Together, they will have a capacity of 100 megawatts. The company responsible for the project is Bosforo Ltda de CV, owned by two companies […]

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Finnfund to finance the largest wind farm in Serbia

Finnfund, together with Taaleri Aurinkotuuli, a Finnish investment fund, has made an investment in Cibuk 1 wind farm, located in Vojvodina, Northern Serbia. The 158 MW wind farm will consist of 57 GE turbines, and once operational, can produce up to 475 GWh of power per year. The wind farm is expected to reach full […]

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Finnfund to invest with an IFC-led consortium to support the world’s largest solar park in Egypt

Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, participates in financing the construction of 13 solar power plants in southern Egypt, near the city of Aswan. The plants will be part of the larger Benban Solar Park, which, once complete, will be the largest solar installation in the world. Finnfund’s investment amounts to a total of USD […]

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Finnfund provides funding for 40 MW power plant in Argentina

Finnfund has provided a senior loan facility worth USD 20 million to Methax S.A. for building a power plant in Mendoza, Argentina. The project company Methax is owned by a power investor Grupo Galileo. The power plant is supplied by Wärtsilä. The power plant will generate electricity from liquefied natural gas (LNG) which will be […]

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Finnfund to provide an additional senior loan facility to Mobisol

Finnfund has provided an additional substantial senior loan facility to Mobisol, following an already provided senior loan in 2016 to Mobisol’s operations in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. This additional funding, granted up to 10 million euros, will support Mobisol’s fast expansion in East Africa, where the company installed nearly 10 megawatts of capacity in those […]

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Solar brings electric light to Mary’s family

Mobisol sells individual solar systems to rural African households beyond the grid, paid for in low monthly instalments using mobile money. A secured loan from Finnfund is supporting the company’s growth in Africa. The aim is to raise living standards and increase the use of renewable energy. An old gutted Toyota Hiace van sits in […]

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