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  • Is energy storage commercially viable?

    28 October 2014

    Energy storage has long been viewed as a key solution for meeting growing demand for power. But despite years of investment its potential has yet to be fully realised. Ian Thomas discusses the challenges and investment opportunities

  • The potential of sub-Saharan Africa

    21 October 2014

    The IEA estimates renewable energy generation in Africa will grow 70% by 2020. Sophie Robinson-Tillett speaks to investors about their strategies for breaking into the continent and which countries show the most potential

  • Gemini raises bar for non-recourse financing in offshore wind

    16 October 2014

    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

    06 October 2014

    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?

    02 October 2014

    Could advances in batteries and electric vehicles help solar PV go from strength to strength, asks Peter Cripps

  • Can yieldcos deliver?

    23 September 2014

    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

    18 September 2014

    Ian Temperton suggests the renewable energy industry may come to regret the current quest for yield.

  • Investing in commercial solar rooftops in the US

    29 August 2014

    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

    28 August 2014

    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

    14 August 2014

    Investors should beware renewables companies that base their business models on government decisions, says Annerose Tashiro