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The Solar Partnership Flip: Part II

The Solar Partnership Flip: Part II

With the background I provided in part one of this article on safe harbors and tax credits — Solar Partnership Flip – Alive and Well in 2016: Part I — we can now look at the partnership flip and its relationship with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).
Understanding the Yieldco Structure for Renewable Energy Project Finance

Understanding the Yieldco Structure for Renewable Energy Project Finance

In the 1950s, the federal government sought to boost home ownership by increasing private lending. To this end, the government facilitated mortgage lending by creating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They provided liquidity to private lenders by buying and holding mortgages, replenishing the funds needed to make additional loans.
New Report Navigates Solar Securitization

New Report Navigates Solar Securitization

The U.S. solar industry is an $11.5 billion market with over 360,000 systems in place. Since 2008, solar capacity additions have exhibited a compound annual growth rate of over 50 percent, with strong gains anticipated in the coming years.
Buffet Doubles Down on Renewables

Buffet Doubles Down on Renewables

Warren Buffet is not known for pursuing fads. His investment style is to examine every angle of a potential investment, fully understanding free cash flows and the associated risks. What then do we make of Buffets recent announcement that his company Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest an additional $15 billion into renewable energy projects? It’s no secret that renewable energy […]
Airtricity Acquires Texas Energy Company

Airtricity Acquires Texas Energy Company

Airtricity strengthened its U.S. operations by acquiring Renewable Generation Inc. (RGI), a wind energy developer based in Austin, Texas.
Raser Restructures US $15M Credit Line

Raser Restructures US $15M Credit Line

Raser Technologies Inc. has restructured its existing US $15 million line of credit, funded by stockholders of the company. In connection with the amended agreement, Raser paid off $2.9 million of the loan principal and $0.4 million of accrued interest.
India Solar Tariffs: Part 2 — Dude, Where’s My Return?

India Solar Tariffs: Part 2 — Dude, Where’s My Return?

Any analysis of solar returns has to be first de-linked from return expectations for thermal. Rather than chip away at a thermal derived returns benchmark
The Making of a Solar REIT: By the Numbers

The Making of a Solar REIT: By the Numbers

Power REIT (NYSE:PW) recently announced that it had closed on a deal to buy approximately 100 acres of land leased to the owners of more than 20 MW of solar projects near Fresno, CA. This will be the company’s second solar transaction and increases the share of its revenue from solar to 21 percent. These two solar transactions put PW well on its way to becoming the nation’s first REIT to get most of its revenue from renewable energy. The balance of its revenue comes from leasing its railroad property. Whiile not renewable energy, rail is also a green asset in that transport by rail is much more fuel efficient than the alternative: trucking.
SunEdison India Assets to Help Double Greenko Capacity

SunEdison India Assets to Help Double Greenko Capacity

Greenko Energy Holdings, the green power developer backed by sovereign wealth funds, expects to double its capacity in India by 2019 with the help of assets acquired during the bankruptcy of SunEdison Inc. Generation capacity should grow to about 5 gigawatts in the next two years as new projects come online and Greenko integrates 1.5 gigawatts of SunEdison assets into its portfolio, Mahesh Kolli, the founder of the company based in Hyderabad, India, said in a telephone interview.  
The Renewable IPO, Part 2: What To Expect After the Decision Has Been Made

The Renewable IPO, Part 2: What To Expect After the Decision Has Been Made

In part 1 of this article, we talked about some successful and not-so-successful IPOs in 2010. If your company determines that an IPO is the next step for you, here is some advice on what to expect and how to prepare. It isn't all about the money.