renewable energy finance Articles

  • Microfinance for Renewable Energy: financing the 'former poor'

    Microbanking facilities have helped large numbers of developing country nationals by supporting the establishment and growth of microenterprises. And yet, the microfinance movement has grown on the back of passive replication and needs to be revitalised with new product offerings and innovative service delivery. Renewable Energy systems viz., solar home systems, biogas digesters, etc., serve to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evolution of local citizen participation schemes in the German wind market

    Local citizen participation schemes like the German "Bürgerwindparks" (citizen wind farm) have been an important vehicle to develop the wind energy business to its present state of market maturity. This article discusses ownership as an integrated part of the economic project design for renewable energy projects. Different forms of local citizen participation are differentiated and strategic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rural Electrification: GEF Experience in Renewables-based Microgrids

    This paper discusses how the existing 1.2 billion poor people worldwide without access to electricity can be environment-friendly electrified with the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on energy and the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the experience of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in rural electrification ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Harnessing nature`s power: Deploying and financing on-site renewable energy

    This report offers strategies and approaches that can be valuable to a wide range of firms looking at potential investments, contracts, and facility operational decisions regarding use of renewable energy. It provides guidance on how to consider the choice to finance or purchase renewable technologies for use on corporate facilities and advice on where to go for further ...

  • We learn how to finance a renewable energy project

    At the 12th annual Canadian-German wind and solar energy conference, it's all about dollars and cents It’s no secret that the Germans have done a lot right when it comes to renewable power. They have some of the highest renewable capacity in the world! So, for a fledgling renewable market like Alberta, the 12th Annual Canadian-German Wind and Solar Energy ...


    By Green Energy Futures Ltd.

  • London tops global green finance index

    London has topped an index ranking financial centres across the world for their green finance offerings, with Western Europe the highest-performing region. Launched in Brussels last Wednesday, the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) defines green finance as any financial instrument or service ...

  • CapREG - Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration - Case Study

    Capreg 2014 - 2018 Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador What is Capreg About? ...

  • Project MLH3 Murphy Phase III - Case Study

    Project Name: Murphy Phase III Location: Gainesville, FL Size: 1.05MW Completion time: November 2013 Annual power generation: 338.48MWh Selling time: April 2015 Murphy Land Holdings III ("MLH3"), located in Alachua County, Florida, is the second large-scale ground power station project that Hanergy acquired and constructed in the United ...


    By Hanergy Holding Group

  • African Investors to Explore Opportunities in Renewable Energy in Germany

    Business leaders and policy makers from several African countries are set to converge in Berlin Germany this October to explore opportunities in renewable energy in support of much needed infrastructural development and youth employment. The international seminar on Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy to take place from Oct 4-8 is already attracting strong interests from Rwanda, Ghana ...

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • The Remote Frontier

    Regardless of what tech industry you're associated with-cleantech, IT, biotech, telecommunications-you're aware of how valuable emerging global markets are. As a member of the United Nations Energy Access Practitioner Network, I am consistently amazed at the level of innovation and entrepreneurship being applied to technology challenges across the globe, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government launched its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) to accelerate development.  The REIPPPP has thus far procured 3.4 GW of wind, 2.4 GW of PV and 400 MW of CSP capacity and has attracted 193 billion rand ($13 billion) of ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Nominations for MENASOL Awards 2015 are now open

    The Award Winning Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference & Expo is organizing for the first time the MENASOL Awards 2015 to celebrate CSP and PV companies in their effort to develop solar power in the region. The nominations will be ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Renewable, local power options expand

    It makes no economic sense to run more than one set of wires from electric power generators to homes and businesses. That’s why consumers haven’t had a choice about the source of their electric power – whether it be an investor-owned utility (IOU), municipal utility or electric cooperative. Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and ...


    By Triplepundit

  • 3 Important Messages from this Week’s UNFCCC Workshop on Scaling up Climate Finance

    The last in a series of expert workshops and consultations under the UNFCCC’s work-programme on long-term finance concluded late yesterday. This 2013 extended work programme on long-term ...

  • 5 reasons India needs a green power purchasing group

    With more than 400 million of its 1.2 billion citizens without access to electricity, India needs extensive energy development. A new initiative aims to ensure that a significant portion of this new power comes in the form of renewable ...

  • Expanding master limited partnerships has broad appeal, but still faces long odds

    Legislation allowing renewable energy companies to organize as master limited partnerships appears to have something a wide range of interests can support, but despite its bipartisan backing, it cannot seem to gain traction in Congress. For years, MLPs have been popular in the energy industry for their tax benefits and access to cheap capital. The nation's first MLP was Houston-based oil and gas ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Where Are We Now? A Brief Overview of the Current Solar Industry

    Although there have been reports of a decline in renewable energy investment over the past few years, the outlook for the current solar industry has been improving. In 2012, a total of 31 gigawatts of solar capacity was installed, while 39 gigawatts of capacity was installed in 2013 even though overall investment in solar energies fell by 23 percent between the two years. According to the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Financing the sustainable energy transition: a “smart” role for international public finance

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that between 2011 and 2035, an average of US$316 billion will be needed annually to limit atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to 450 parts per million, consistent with the internationally agreed target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The IEA also estimates that some 80 percent of new electrical ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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