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Renewable Energy Review: Finance Mechanisms

While there are fewer instances of communities funding projects themselves in emerging markets, the concept of community power is still galvanizing new business and financing models with the potential to attract investors and developers of all shapes and sizes. Companies like Simpa Networks, for example, are evolving the solar leasing model popular in the U.S. to bring low-income communities in India solar systems by requiring customers to make only a small initial down payment for the system and then pre-pay for the energy service, activated via a mobile phone. Each energy payment then also contributes toward the final purchase price of the system. Elsewhere, 10 clean energy projects developed by West African companies and entrepreneurs representing more than US$80 million of investments were presented to investors at the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing in la...

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