11 Nov '14, 3pm

The Rise of Retail Clean Energy Investing

In our 2012 book Clean Tech Nation , we talked about the need to leverage proven investment tools from the oil, gas, and real estate sectors, such as master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Back then, such vehicles were basically non-existent for renewable energy and clean-tech investors. But fast-forward two years — the landscape for clean-energy financing vehicles geared to retail investors has changed dramatically. There are now more than a half dozen yieldcos and REITs available to retail investors . These tools, which enable individuals to invest in publicly traded stocks which invest in renewables infrastructure and deployment, now include Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI), Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP), Pattern Energy Group (PEGI), Terraform Power (TERP), NRG Yield (NYLD), Abengoa Yield (ABY) and NextEra E...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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