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Public Capital Vehicles Could Expand Renewable Energy's Access to Low-Cost, Abundant Financing

Public Capital Vehicles Could Expand Renewable Energy's Access to Low-Cost, Abundant Financing

Improving the availability of capital to renewable energy projects represents a critical component to lowering the overall cost and scaling the adoption of renewable energy technologies. Public capital — investment raised in the financial markets through securitized instruments and pooled investment vehicles — is a potential means of achieving these goals. Public capital mechanisms offer renewable energy projects — which are regarded as mid-high risk investments in the marketplace — numerous attributes that could be attractive to investors, including: Diversity of investment through pooled assets Liquidity (marketability) of the security once procured Transparency of the market price through public trading. A recent NREL report, Financing U.S. Renewable Energy Projects Through Public Capital Vehicles: Qualitative and Quantitative Benefits , highlights the benefits and chal...

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