1H and Q2 2024 Solar Funding and M&A Report

1H and Q2 2024 Solar Funding and M&A Report


1H and Q2 2024 Total Corporate Funding

Totals $16.6 Billion

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Total corporate funding, including venture capital/private equity (VC) funding, public market, and debt financing, in 1H 2024 totaled $16.6 billion, 10% lower year-over-year (YoY) compared to the $18.5 billion raised in 1H 2023. The number of deals increased 9% YoY, with 87 deals in 1H 2024 compared to 80 during the same period last year.Solar Corporate Funding 1H 2020 – 1H 2024

In 1H 2024, VC funding activity decreased 29% YoY, with $2.7 billion raised in 29 deals compared to $3.8 billion from 33 deals in the first half of 2023. However, in Q2 2024, global VC funding activity rose 29% year over year (YoY), with $2.2 billion in 16 deals compared to $1.7 billion raised in 15 deals in Q2 2023.

Solar debt financing activity in 1H 2024 reached $12.2 billion in 50 deals, a 53% increase compared to 1H 2023 when $8 billion was raised in 33 deals. The first half of 2024 was the highest 1H total recorded in a decade for debt financing.

In 1H 2024, 113 solar project acquisitions totaling 18.5 GW were transacted, compared to 116 project acquisitions totaling 25.5 GW in 1H 2023.

There were 258 companies and investors covered in this report. It is 96 pages in length and contains 75 charts, graphs, and tables.

Mercom Capital Group’s Quarterly Solar Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive high-quality reports delivering superior insight, market trends, and analysis. These reports help bring clarity to professionals in the current financial landscape of the solar industry.

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Quarterly market and deal activity displayed in easy-to-digest charts, graphs, and tables, alongside data-driven analysis.

The report covers all types of deals and financing activity, including:

  • Venture capital funding deals, including top investors, QoQ and YoY trends, and a breakdown of charts and graphs by technology, sector, stage, and country;
  • Large-scale project funding deals, including top investors, QoQ and YoY trends and breakdown charts and graphs by technology and country;
  • Public market financing, including equity financing, private placements, and rights issues;
  • Debt and other funding deals, as well as QoQ and YoY trends;
  • Third-party residential/commercial project funds;
  • Large-scale project acquisitions and active project acquirers;
  • Large-scale project announcements in various levels of development throughout the world;
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including QoQ and YoY trends, a breakdown of charts and graphs by technology and sector, as well as project M&A activity;
  • New cleantech and solar funds;
  • New large-scale project announcements;
  • Large-scale project costs per MW.

This report also contains comprehensive lists of all announced Q2:

  • VC funding, debt financing, public equity financing, and project funding deals;
  • VC and project funding investors;
  • M&A transactions;
  • Project acquisitions by amounts and megawatts;
  • M&A, and project M&A transactions;
  • Large-scale project announcements.

Mercom’s comprehensive report covers deals of all sizes across the globe. Have questions about the report? Email us here.