28 Oct '13, 1pm

Are Utilities Missing an Opportunity to Finance Solar and Storage?

Historically, renewable energy financing has predominantly come from major banks and other limited sources of tax equity . In previous posts, I've mentioned the need to broaden the sources of capital , including pension funds and other institutional investors. To do so, projects need to be standardized to reduce development and operating risk and enable the creation of portfolios that can be securitized, thus allowing ownership shares to be easily procured, traded, and priced by the market. NREL is helping the industry meet that goal by developing standard contracts, engaging the rating agencies on risk perception, and building consensus on best installation and operation and maintenance (O&M) practices. Recent articles have described the central utility model as a downward cycle whereby solar and other "disruptive technologies" eat into utility market share causing utilit...

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