23 Apr '15, 1pm

Downstream Solar Funds and Debt Finance Highlight Solar Funding Rebound

Downstream Solar Funds and Debt Finance Highlight Solar Funding Rebound

Also fueling the rebound, solar and renewable energy yield companies, or “yieldcos,” are on the hunt for and increasing acquisitions of solar PV projects with high returns on investments (ROI) in anticipation of a ratcheting down of the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC). The federal solar ITC is scheduled to be reduced from a current 30 percent to 10 percent in 2016. Solar energy market participants — residential and commercial solar PV finance-and-installation companies in particular — are increasingly able to access funds at lower costs of capital by taking advantage of financial instruments that for solar and renewable energy market participants are new, Mercom Capital Group co-founder and CEO Raj Prabhu noted in an interview. That's good news for consumers, climate change mitigation plans and the environment, as well as renewable energy market participants and ...

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