22 Dec '11, 3pm

Buffett Buys Into Another Solar Project - Expect More To Follow

Clearly, Buffett´s group is not buying into exposure to solar manufacturing. However, these two deals do show a belief that such utility scale solar projects represent good value, low risk investments. And there lies the bullish factor for the industry. There is currently a 24 GW project pipeline in the US utility-scale sector and it needs to be financed. This latest deal is not quite as bullish as the Topaz deal, since there is a DoE Loan Guarantee associated with the Agua Caliente project. That was not the case with the Topaz project. However, we are nevertheless seeing commitment to this part of the industry and this is positive from the perspective that it increases the level of confidence the market can have on the private sector´s ability to respond to the very large utility scale project pipeline which is currently in place.

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