27 Feb '14, 9pm

Jump-starting the Solar Undead and Improving Returns with Debt

Jump-starting the Solar Undead and Improving Returns with Debt

Debt can be one of the most challenging pieces to secure in the capital stack, and especially for solar projects under 1 MW. This is because renewable commercial banks see these deals as too small, regional banks have investment size and tenor limits that make financing difficult if not impossible, and local banks have limited experience with solar. With these obstacles, it should come as no surprise that new solar debt options would be welcomed by the solar community. And, since we launched our $100 million debt fund, we have been rewarded with a wide variety of projects that are strong candidates for debt. A number of new opportunities and operational projects are in the usual domestic markets, but some strong opportunities for debt have come from less expected places like Ontario and the Virgin Islands — and there are even several safe-harbored 1603 projects. Here are s...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/02...

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