Canada Ranks #5 for Near-Term Investments in Renewables

Canada is one of the top-five countries that will be considered for mergers and acquisitions in renewable energies over the next 18 months.

Canada scores in the top five countries for mergers and acquisitions over the next 18 months, with interest from 20% of global investors.


The US is most attractive to 44%, Germany and China by 21% each, while Canada and the UK are tied as 20%, according to Green Energy 2013: Renewable Energy M&A Activity in the Americas' published by Clean Energy Pipeline and the CohnReznick tax firm. Last year, the UK and Canada were selected by 12% of survey respondents.

The report focuses on M&A activity in the renewable energy sector based on a survey of 800 senior executives in the renewable energy industry worldwide.

Wind and solar are the most active sectors, accounting for a combined 78% of the total value of all transactions, with solar as the most attractive sector for North American respondents at 63%, ahead of biomass (45%), onshore wind (41%) or biofuels (39%).

In 2012, M&A activity for renewables in Canada was $2.9 billion in 21 acquisitions, up from 19 acquisitions totalling $424 million in 2011.

Details: http://www.cohnreznick.com/green-energy-2013

Featured Product

Baja’s Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja Carports offers an extensive solar support system product line customized to customers' site specifications by in-house engineers, meeting their parking lot coverage, plus optimal PV production needs. Baja's Full Cantilever Tee is often paired with its Semi and Full Cantilever carports to meet live/loads up to 60psf and wind speeds to 160mph. All Baja products are pre-fabricated, bolted connections, pre-galvanized structural steel for fast on-site installation and project aesthetic requirements."