27 May '13, 1pm

A Transition to a Securitized Market: Can Credit Enhancements Leverage Solar Investment?

How does the solar industry transition from the current project-based financing structure to one where more capital is available at faster speed and lower cost? That was the question discussed by various industry stakeholders in a recent meeting of the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group convened by NREL. The answer the industry seeks might lie in public capital vehicles, such as asset-backed securities, master limited partnerships, and other mechanisms designed to pool projects and allow investment via a liquid, tradable product. These vehicles could increase the availability of capital because they represent a simpler and lower-cost mechanism for investors, such as pension and insurance funds, to commit capital to solar projects. Important to this conversation is the fact that the investment tax credit (ITC), currently at 30 percent, reverts to 10 percent...

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