The Finance and Investment Landscape for Solar and Co-located Storage
Time: 14:00 - 14:50
Theatre: Room Two
- Where are the opportunities for lenders in this new IRA era? Will debt finance play a bigger or a smaller role?
- Will tax equity become a more prominent mechanism of connecting capital with projects in the years ahead?
- How has banking and interest rate instability impacted solar transaction financing and what do we expect going forward?
- Are investors allowing project level debt or just back leverage? And with tax equity’s role taking a larger portion of the capital stack change, does this alter the perspectives of investors?
- How much of a role do we expect transferability, direct pay and PTCs to play in financing the future of solar projects in the US?
- Are increases in cost of capital, equipment and energy affecting the returns lenders and investors are expecting?
- What can be done to bring down the cost of capital?
- Charlie Donovan Co-author/Editor of Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future - University of Washington
- John Breckenridge President and Chief Executive Officer - Arevon
- Jorge Iragorri Managing Director, Head of Renewable Energy Investments - Morgan Stanley
- Steve Cheng Partner - Global Infrastructure Partners
- Rubiao Song Managing Director of Energy Investments - JP Morgan
- Taylor King Vice President for Renewable Energy - Live Oak Bank