13 May '11, 1pm

The Deal: Innovations in Community Wind Finance

The Deal: Innovations in Community Wind Finance

The report says the majority of community wind projects in the United States have been financed using some form of a partnership flip structure. At its most basic, the structure involves the local project sponsor partnering with a tax equity investor to capitalize a special purpose entity, which then builds and operates the project. Cash benefits include revenue from the sale of power and renewable energy certificates (RECs) and, more recently, possible receipt of Section 1603, federal cash grants. Tax benefits include tax losses from accelerated depreciation deductions and tax credits from the production tax credit (PTC) or the investment tax credit (ITC). Once the tax equity investor has achieved an agreed-upon target internal rate of return, both the cash and the tax allocations flip to favor of the local sponsor.

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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