How to structure a bankable solar PV project?

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The increased interest in solar projects in recent years have raised the concerns of the investors towards the structuring a bankable solar project. On one side while there is a lack of clarity of cash flows in the REC route, the banks and financial institutions are reluctant in financing these projects and consider these projects […]

Options for financing solar power projects

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Solar PV has seen a significant growth in recent years, the major reason was government offering good tariff and availability of profitable incentives, accelerated depreciation and tax holidays. There are various agencies which have been active in financing solar projects as balance sheet financing, some of these agencies include the government agencies such as Indian […]

Expecting a Successful Future in RE Sector:US Exim Bank

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The US Export-Import Bank, also known as Exim Bank, may work closely with various states in India for financing renewable energy projects. Recently, many states have shown great interest in the segment prompting the US Exim Bank to work at both state and national levels, Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the bank, was quoted […]

Financing of solar projects: Issues and concerns

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A typical solar project is financed in the form of debt and equity wherein the equity is brought by an investor and debt is provided any financier or lender to the company executing his project.Generally  a project company is a SPV (special purpose vehicle company)and is liable to all contractual/obligations rising out of the solar […]

Project Financing in Solar:

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Project Financing is one important tool used in funding, it primarily relies on the cash flows for the repayment of the loan or debt borrowed. The private sector like banks attracts more as they look into their balance sheet for major funding,but for funding solar projects one needs to look into other measures too and […]

Power Purchase Agreement in Indian Context:

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A power purchase agreement is a contract between two parties, one who generates electricity for the purpose of sale (the seller) and one who is looking to purchase electricity (the buyer). The PPA defines all of the commercial terms for the sale of electricity between the two parties, including when the project will begin commercial operation, schedule […]