Clean Energy Finance Forum
October 28, 2014
by Marley Urdanick
How can alternative financing solutions help expand clean energy through capital markets? Industry experts convened at this year’s Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) East conference in Miami on Sept. 20-23 to discuss these possibilities. Yieldcos, crowdfunding or peer-to-peer (p2p) markets, and property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing could supplement the role of securitization and may deliver the capital the renewable energy industry demands.
John Joshi, head of capital markets at Plant and advisor to National Renewable Energy Laboratory, said, “We started doing these panels four years ago or more and were looked upon as the hippies. Now we have rock stars – Fortune 500 companies, Fortune 100 companies, and energy companies; it’s an amazing evolution.”
In reference to low-to-moderate-income consumers, Joshi said, “ABS has a chance to do tremendous good.” Read more…