20 May '12, 2pm

Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

Looming expiration of key renewable energy production and investment tax credits in the U.S. and reduction of Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) in leading European markets has industry participants searching for alternative means of financing clean, renewable energy projects and installations. There are signs that there’s healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. This past week the Asian Development Bank (ADB) sold $339 million worth of a multi-currency series of Clean Energy bonds through Japan-based Nomura International to help finance its renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Interest rates and bond yields have been very low in Japan for decades, and Japanese investment banks have been successful in selling bonds denominat...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/20/japanese-retail-inves...

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