20 Feb '12, 10am

New Green Business Model for Sustainable Finance

New Green Business Model for Sustainable Finance

Typically, large scale energy projects are financed by large investment banks and large utilities that won’t even touch deals worth less than $100 million. They would rather make big bonus-driven deals, but what is actually occurring is a new generation of small scale projects throughout the U.S. These projects have scaled due to the reduction in the cost curve in PV solar projects and the returns of 14 to 16 percent unlevered for 20 years. This is starting to move into solar thermal, small scale wind and biomass projects throughout the country depending the resource base. The funding is coming from pension funds, insurance funds and the no name private equity funds that don’t make financial headlines. But by banging away at multiple projects, a portfolio is born, and it has traction despite all the negative recent headlines on renewables from media such as the New York Ti...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/new-green-business-mo...

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