A broader investor base is seen as helping maintain growth for US solar deployment
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May 30, 2012 (CHICAGO) -- Financing of US solar projects is in the midst of a transformation, with new business models, new investors, and new financing vehicles gaining sway, according to new research by specialist research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance commissioned by Reznick Group.
US solar projects have historically been bankrolled by some combination of energy sector players, banks, and the federal government, but the landscape is rapidly changing. New business models are emerging with an emphasis on third-party financing. New investors, including institutional players, are entering. And new financing vehicles such as project bonds and other securities are being assembled to tap the broader capital markets.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has worked with Reznick Group -- a national accounting, tax, and business advisory firm -- to describe this ongoing evolution of US solar financing: where the market is today, where it is heading, and what's behind this important transition.
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