27 Aug '17, 5am

Early stage setbacks and solutions in renewable projects

Many project opportunities suffer significant delay and even abandonment for lack of sufficient early stage investment. Often local entrepreneurs secure land rights or rights to develop a project but lack the expertise, experience or sufficient funds to carry out the necessary feasibility study, the increasingly often extensive environmental and social impact assessments and the tendering processes for project contractors and suppliers that senior funders now require. Governments get impatient that promises made to them are not being realised fast enough and investors want to see quick progress in this increasingly competitive marketplace. Investors are typically unable or unwilling to take on balance sheet the financing costs for these projects and so traditional project finance remains important for moving renewable power projects forward in Africa. But the risk sensitiv...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/44382/early-stag...

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