Project Finance

Sunset Lines Up With Manhattan's Street Grid

We all know money talks, and that is certainly the case in capital-intensive energy businesses. Whether it’s developing a utility-scale wind or solar power project, bringing a natural gas field online or launching an energy efficiency services company, millions and even billions of dollars can be spent before profits are generated. And bringing investors onboard… Keep reading →

World's Largest Tidal Power Turbine Is Unveiled

Industry leaders gathered last week at the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference in Seattle, mindful that wave and tidal are clean energy’s infants, on the cusp of toddlerhood, struggling to get up on their feet, while older siblings wind and solar sprint to new records. Nobody has lost faith that the vast energy of the… Keep reading →

Sun Blankets New York City, Ahead Of Cold Front Returning Despite Start Of Spring

The innovative event series New York Energy Week is back in its second year to celebrate leading companies, government officials, entrepreneurs and the other stakeholders who help the state’s various energy sectors and businesses run smoothly. In order to highlight some of the important people at the cutting edge of New York energy initiatives, Breaking… Keep reading →

Cleveland's COOPs

No you can’t deposit your money in a bank powered solely by wind and solar – well, maybe you can – but that’s not what the New York Green Bank (NY Green Bank) is about. This bank manages a pool of state money designated to help finance private sector renewable energy, energy efficiency and other… Keep reading →

Google Developers Event Held In San Francisco

“You’d think the thrill might wear off this whole renewable energy investing thing after a while. Nope—we’re still as into it as ever.” This week, Google announced an $80 million equity investment in six solar photovoltaic projects being developed by Recurrent Energy in Arizona and California. The deal marks the company’s 14th investment since it started eyeing project-level… Keep reading →

Wind Turbines Prepared at Harland and Wolff Shipyard

Siemens’ financing arm is seeing a shift in project finance from a focus on renewables to a more even mix of renewable and fossil fuel generation, according to US chief executive Kirk Edelman. “What we’re seeing now is a little bit of a shift away from a lot of focus on renewables to a more… Keep reading →

Worthy Farm To Install UK's Largest Private Solar Panel System

Various products have hit the market to try to overcome a major hurdle to solar financing and securitization –  a lack of standardized metrics to provide a measuring stick against which financial institutions can quickly and easily assess solar projects. These include Mercatus’ solar project scoring system and Sol Systems’ SolMarket. Both of these seek… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Rise As BP Shuts Pipeline

The future of Alaska’s abundant natural gas reserves has hung in the balance for decades, with much disagreement over how to maximize value for the disparate stakeholders and minimize negative environmental impacts associated with developing the gas. However, the US energy picture has been radically redrawn in recent years, finally putting a potential solution within… Keep reading →