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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I invests in d.light to provide energy access to millions of people

OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I’s equity funding will enable d.light to provide energy access to millions of people living without reliable energy access OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I makes a 7 million US dollar equity investment in d.light, a leading innovator of solar energy products. This latest funding will enable expansion of the […]

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Finnfund invests in a solar panel factory in Thailand

Finnish corporation Solar Finland Ltd, a Finnish solar energy corporation, has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Thailand. The investment company Solar Finland Investment Ltd has agreed upon establishing a joint venture with an aim to establish a production facility for photovoltaic modules in Thailand. The joint venture, Salo Tech Thailand Ltd, […]

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Nordic Impact Cooperation, owned by Finnfund and Norsk Solar, makes its first investment in Vietnam

Nordic Impact Cooperation AS (“Nordic Impact Cooperation”), owned by the Finnish Fund for Sustainable Development (“Finnfund”) and Norsk Solar AS (“Norsk Solar”, OSEBX ticker: NSOL) has made its first investment decision into a Norsk Solar-developed solar PV-project in Vietnam. Norsk Solar, a leading and fast-growing independent solar power producer, with a particular focus on the […]

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Finnfund increases funding to Starsight, a leading C&I solar player in West Africa

Starsight, the leading Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) solar power provider in West Africa, is delighted to announce that Finnfund and Norfund have increased their senior debt facility from 10 million USD to 20 million USD. The new funding will enable Starsight to continue to deliver its market leading energy-as-a-service hybrid solar solutions to C&I customers […]

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Fortum partners with Finnfund to speed up charging infrastructure development and growth in India

To bolster growth for electric vehicles (EV) charging infrastructure in India, Fortum signed an agreement whereby Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor, will invest in a minority share of Fortum’s public charging point operator (CPO), Fortum Charge and Drive India Private Limited (FCDIPL). FCDIPL is a fast-growing e-mobility infrastructure provider, owning more […]

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El Salvador solar power project produces much more than just megawatts

Harold Gordillo

Part of my job as Finnfund’s Environmental and Social Adviser is to monitor our investments over their entire life cycle. I observe the client’s compliance of critical environmental and social matters and make sure that agreed corrective actions have been implemented. That is why I recently visited our solar power investment in El Salvador. The […]

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Finnfund’s USD 10 million investment makes telecommunications in Lebanon and Guinea more reliable and energy-efficient

IPT PowerTech Group is an energy solutions provider combining specialized energy-efficient solutions with innovative telecom infrastructure. With financing from Finnfund, DEG, Proparco and European Investment Bank, IPT will modernize the energy supply infrastructure in Lebanon and Guinea. The hybrid solution utilizing solar panels and storage media will save up to 40% of energy and reduce diesel […]

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Finnfund finances energy efficient solar power solutions in Nigeria’s banking sector

Finnish development financier Finnfund has signed a pioneering 5 million US dollar long-term senior debt financing to Starsight Power Utility Limited group. Starsight offers solar-diesel-battery hybrid generation and efficient cooling and lighting solutions to commercial and industrial clients throughout Nigeria. Starsight’s solution will cut the customer’s use of fossil fuels by up to 70% thanks […]

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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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