30 Jun '13, 10pm

Japan's solar market is soaring. Spurred by a generous incentive, developers are announcing mega-scale projects

THE NEED TO DEVELOP THE DEBT FRAMEWORK FOR SOLAR IN JAPAN ------------- Most of the buzz around the fastest growing solar market for the 2013 vintage has been created by large Japanese corporates using their balance sheet to engage in a new line of business and some general construction firms looking to create solar track record. The ecosystem from the project finance perspective is still evolving and we sense the need for some underwriting guideline standardization. The lenders will eventually regroup and define this standard but just like the TruSolar initiative in the US, there is a need for and industry-driven standard for project selection, underwriting and approval. It should involve an underwriting process that rigorously tests and identifies higher yield, lower risk solar investment opportunities. As the solar industry comes out of its own blend of recession, panel...

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