4 Solutions To Make Solar Financing Less Weird | CleanTechnica

When people say “Keep Austin weird” they really mean keep it small and special. And we’re all for keeping Austin weird as it’s a cool city with awesome music. While utility scale solar finance is still “weird” in that it involves tax equity, it also involves infrastructure funds, IPPs, utilities, and other mainstream sources of sponsor equity and project debt. On the other hand, distributed solar finance is decidedly weird, but keeping it small and special would be a bad economic and environmental outcome. It’s weird in that it is mostly limited to expensive sponsor equity and a few tax equity investors generating outsized yield versus risk. This weirdness impedes faster growth both due to insufficient capital and higher cost to the customer.

While it’s easy to get accustomed to how solar finance works once one is immersed in the space, the uninitiated are generally surprised at how weird the space is. Usually weird finance is reserved for small-dollar, high margin, high-risk propositions, often executed by a small, tight-knit community of investors. And yet solar finance yields long-term, stable cash flows that would be attractive at half their current yield. And what’s more, the use of solar power is growing at an explosive rate.
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/04/solar-finance-definitely-weird/#jV2s17cq3Zz0L2qJ.99
While it’s easy to get accustomed to how solar finance works once one is immersed in the space, the uninitiated are generally surprised at how weird the space is. Usually weird finance is reserved for small-dollar, high margin, high-risk propositions, often executed by a small, tight-knit community of investors. And yet solar finance yields long-term, stable cash flows that would be attractive at half their current yield. And what’s more, the use of solar power is growing at an explosive rate.
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/04/solar-finance-definitely-weird/#jV2s17cq3Zz0L2qJ.99
While it’s easy to get accustomed to how solar finance works once one is immersed in the space, the uninitiated are generally surprised at how weird the space is. Usually weird finance is reserved for small-dollar, high margin, high-risk propositions, often executed by a small, tight-knit community of investors. And yet solar finance yields long-term, stable cash flows that would be attractive at half their current yield. And what’s more, the use of solar power is growing at an explosive rate.
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/04/solar-finance-definitely-weird/#jV2s17cq3Zz0L2qJ.99

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