February 29, 2012
With over 9GW of new solar capacity installed in 2011, Italy became the world's fastest growing solar market with developers rushing to connect plants to secure high feed in tariffs before the introduction of the 4th conto energia. This surge in project development in 2011 has laid the foundations for a gold rush in the secondary markets for 2012. As private equity firms look to exit their investments and cash strapped developers try to offload their assets, investors such as pension funds and insurance are seeing high potential, long term and reliable returns in the acquisition of solar parks
In response to this growing interest from institutional investors, Solar Infrastructure Investment congress will provide, for the first time, an exclusive forum to explore solar as a new and attractive asset class.
According to estimates by Foresight Group, one of the firms represented at the 2012 congress, private equity firms across Europe will finalise between €4bn-€10bn in solar deals during 2012. Developers and private equity groups alike including Etrion Group and RenGen are all in agreement that the secondary market for solar will flourish, plus from a recent survey of 343 German institutional investors, renewable energy ranked the most attractive option, due to its stable and low risk profile over a 20 year period.
Meet with an unparalleled audience of pension funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, investment funds, hedge funds, multilateral banks, private sector banks, private equity firms, solar developers and module suppliers and discuss:
- How protected are solar assets across Europe from the European
debt crisis and other risks?
- What are current pricing trends in solar assets?
- How can you evaluate the quality of the solar park, the technology
contracts and service performance guarantees?
- How can you successfully aggregate solar projects to obtain
a more robust investment?
- What are government long term strategies for solar in ~
As private equity firms look to exit their investments and cash strapped developers try to offload their assets, investors such as pension funds and insurance are seeing high potential, long term and reliable returns in the acquisition of solar parks.
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