The £6 bn Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has bought up as a private placement the first ever UK publicly-listed solar bond, a £40m ($64m), 24 year bond linked to two 5 MW solar plants in Somerset owned by Solar Power Generation.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) this week issued a 11 year Swedish Krona 750 million ($111 million) 'Climate Awareness Bond', with an interest rate of 2.75%.
> Canada's Brookfield Renewable issued a $176m bond to fund a new 45 MW hydroelectric project in British Columbia. Interest rate is 4.45%, fully amortizing over a term of, yes you read it right, 41 years. The bonds are rated A (low) with a stable trend by DBRS. Scotia Capital was the private placement agent.