26 Nov '14, 4pm

Innovation and Investment Drive Wind Power Industry

Innovation and Investment Drive Wind Power Industry

For example, three models have been utilized for financing offshore wind projects. The first is the utility equity model, in which a utility finances the project entirely on its balance sheet. Until recently, offshore wind was mainly funded in this manner. Second is the developer model: the company develops, builds and finances a project itself, thereby retaining the construction risk, before selling down its equity interest once commercial operation is achieved. In the third project finance/developer model, construction risks are assumed by the equity investors, as well as by commercial bank lenders via construction/term financing. Success in the wind sector may be due, in part, to integrated offerings of technology and finance, which should be strongly positioned to address the challenges project developers currently face. Siemens Financial Services (SFS) supported Kawai...

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