Market Analysis Insights

Insights into PV LCOE Through a New Degradation Study

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module and system degradation continues to be an important and unresolved variable in the PV industry.1 One of the principal uses for degradation data in the calculation of levelized cost of energy (LCOE) calculation—a metric used by actors across the PV value chain for decision-making purposes (e.g.

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Put a Fence around It: Project Finance Explained

Project Finance is a commonly used financing structure for large infrastructure projects which offers companies and investors many benefits over traditional corporate finance. While it has certain limitations and requirements, project finance can be used to raise a large amount of funds in an efficient manner. Renewable energy projects in the U.S.

A Peek into YieldCo’s Relative Cost of Capital: An Analysis of a Recent Transaction

By Lang Reynolds

YieldCos represent a surging trend in renewable energy finance and a valuable innovation to access relatively low-cost capital for the right players. Along with securitization and other financial innovations, YieldCos represent a critical pathway to support renewable energy project deployment and market growth past incentive expirations.

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Residential Solar and the Uniform Commercial Code: A Primer on Solar-Financiers’ Rights in a Home Foreclosure

U.S. residential solar PV has been growing at a breakneck pace. Annual installations have increased nearly five-fold in the past five years and, in 2014, surpassed annual commercial capacity additions for the first time in the history of PV market tracking.

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A Deeper Look into Yieldco Structuring

By: Marley Urdanick

1603 Data Lifts the Veil On PV System Performance

In the world of photovoltaic (PV) finance, historical performance data—or the lack thereof—stands as an obstacle to the risk assessment and credit evaluation of solar installations.