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.

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.

NREL's Securitization Library is Your Go-To Source for All Things Securitization

A significant portion of the NREL Project Finance Team's work over the past year has been leading the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group, which has brought together many of the critical stakeholders in the solar, finance, legal, and advisory spaces to lay the groundwork for the securiti