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How well can yieldcos work outside the US?

02 Jun 15 - 10:33 CEST
How well can yieldcos work outside the US?

Continued growth in the popularity of solar yieldcos is raising questions around how well the model can work outside of the US. Recent weeks have seen announcements relating to two new yieldcos in Canada plus one in Taiwan.

Finance challenge to Brazilian solar

29 May 15 - 09:44 CEST
Finance challenge to Brazilian solar

A long-awaited boom in Brazilian solar power is in doubt owing to concerns over financing. With up to 2 GW of power coming up for auction this year, developers are likely to find their only source of funding is a bank that requires local content… at a time when manufacturers are loathe to set up shop in Brazil because of currency devaluations.

Entrepreneur plant holdup for India’s 100GW solar plan

28 May 15 - 13:38 CEST
Entrepreneur plant holdup for India’s 100GW solar plan

Entrepreneur-owned plant challenges could be delaying an imminent official announcement of plans to have 100 GW of solar power across India by 2022, Solarplaza understands. Earlier this month India’s Power, New & Renewable Energy Minister, Piyush Goyal, said the 100 GW policy should be ready “in few days”.

Yieldco: a financial catalyst for creating new solar parks

30 Apr 15 - 11:26 CEST
Yieldco: a financial catalyst for creating new solar parks

A yieldco is a publicly-traded company which aims to create growing dividend. More yieldcos are entering the renewable energy market, and the existing ones have grown quite fast in the last year. This financial tool cuts both ways: pre-advanced cash for the developer and stable long term returns for the investors.

Californian Energy Utility PG&E Allows Every Customer to go solar

24 Apr 15 - 17:10 CEST
Californian Energy Utility PG&E Allows Every Customer to go solar

Energy utilities have been perceived, by some, as proponents of conventional forms of energy such as natural gas, nuclear and coal, and less supportive of newer, renewable energy sources. However, one of the largest utility companies from the United States stands out as a “green” leader and strong proponent of renewable energy, more specifically, solar ...

Top 25 - Announced Projects NL

24 Apr 15 - 17:04 CEST
Top 25 - Announced Projects NL

Dutch Solar PV Market Expansion: The Transition Towards Ground Based Projects The Dutch solar PV market has several projects coming down the pipeline, making the latter part of 2015 extremely appealing for key players within the industry. Recent studies expect the Dutch market to double the installed PV capacity over the next two years, with 2015 as the ...