29 May '12, 5pm

#Solar Finance Re-Invented: How Today's Projects Lure New Market Players via @SolarIndustry

Financing of U.S. solar projects is in the midst of a transformation, with new business models, new investors and new financing vehicles gaining sway, according to new research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (commissioned by Reznick Group). U.S. solar projects have historically been bankrolled by some combination of energy sector players, banks and the federal government, but the landscape is rapidly changing. New business models are emerging, with an emphasis on third-party financing, the report says. New investors, including institutional players, are entering. New financing vehicles - such as project bonds and other securities - are being assembled to tap the broader capital markets. Bloomberg New Energy Finance's report, called "Re-Imagining U.S. Solar Financing," is designed to assess where the market is today, where it is heading and what is behind this important fi...

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