Gemini raises bar for non-recourse financing in offshore wind
Project Gemini set a new record for the funding levels that can be achieved in the project finance market. Its financial close proved that there is strong commercial bank and investor appetite for well-structured offshore wind projects, says Wolfgang Bischoff
Profile of Hannon Armstrong: A sustainable yield
With its equity raisings, REIT structure and asset-backed securitisations, Hannon Armstrong is at the cutting edge of financing the transition to a low-carbon economy in the US. Its CEO Jeffrey Eckel tells Peter Cripps why mainstream investors are increasingly embracing its formula of sustainability and strong yields
Can rooftop solar live up to expectations?
Could advances in batteries and electric vehicles help solar PV go from strength to strength, asks Peter Cripps
Can yieldcos deliver?
Investor appetite for renewable energy yieldcos shows no sign of being sated, as the latest launches have seen strong demand. Sophie Robinson-Tillett asks how much potential these vehicles have, and whether they're really worth their current valuations
The paradox of yield
Ian Temperton suggests the renewable energy industry may come to regret the current quest for yield.
Investing in commercial solar rooftops in the US
After raising $130 million to refinance its first fund, True Green Capital's Panos Ninios explains why he is so bullish about commercial rooftop solar in the US. Peter Cripps reports
Improving the yieldco
Yieldcos have the potential to be a game-changer for renewables by helping to reduce the cost of low-carbon electricity by 20%, argues Morgan Herve-Mignucci
Why investing in renewable energy companies is high risk
Investors should beware renewables companies that base their business models on government decisions, says Annerose Tashiro
Yieldco trend in renewables set to continue
As yieldcos continue to spring up in the renewable energy sector, KBI's Colm O'Connor tells Sophie Robinson-Tillett it is a sign of acceptance by mainstream investors, and explains why he is investing in their parent companies.
UK renewables reach important – but modest – milestone
As the UK's share of electricity generated from renewable sources approaches 20%, Seb Beloe hails the achievement, but says there is much further to go.