Global solar power funding up on 2016

Worldwide funding in the solar energy market reached $4.6bn (£3.5bn) across 97 deals in the first half of 2017, according to figures released by Mercom Capital Group.

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This level is up on the $4.5bn the industry attracted over 79 deals in the first six months of 2016, although funding fell from $3.2bn in the first quarter of this year, to $1.4bn in the following three months.

Prominent deals involved ReNew Power Ventures, Greenko Energy Holdings, and Hero Future Energies.

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