30 Apr '15, 2pm

Institutional investors increasingly target solar assets

One of the key lessons to have emerged at the Large-Scale Solar UK event held in Bristol, England on 29 and 30 April is that institutional investors worldwide are now targeting renewable energy assets. "Since the recent credit crunch, institutional investors have started searching for infrastructure projects, most notably power generation projects, with good returns,” remarked Louise Shaw, assistant director of energy corporate finance at Ernst and Young, to the large-scale solar UK audience yesterday. “Many of these institutions, such as pension funds, have hired bankers and have established teams looking at infrastructure investments.” Institutional investors' appetite for assets in infrastructure has increased as rates in other parts of the economy remain low. Solar PV and wind power projects prove attractive because they offer stability, while in the U.K. specifically ...

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