Impact Investing as an Emerging Asset Class
Dec 27, 2022
Companies and banks are eager to find investments that generate business and social returns. Why? There are a variety of social/environmental problems that needs addressing. These include social issues such as humanitarian crisis of refugees, alleviating the impact from climate change-induced extreme weather events, reducing air pollution in cities, addressing ocean plastics, transforming our energy […]
Funding Renewable Energy Projects in India
May 24, 2022
As of 2020, about 15% of India’s population still doesn’t have access to electricity. Less than 50% of India’s rural households receive electricity for more than 12 hours a day. India’s average per capita energy consumption is 1181 kWh. It is one of the lowest figures in the world and we can safely say there […]
How do we calculate carbon avoided?
Apr 08, 2022
For every USD 100 invested with renewables.org, a solar plant will generate approximately 2,393 kWh of clean electricity over 10 years. This translates to: 2,393 kWh x 1,092 grams of CO2 = 2,613,156 grams of CO2 avoided OR 2.6 tons of CO2 avoided.
Social Good or Impact Investing in Solar in Emerging Markets
Mar 15, 2022
From mythology to reality, the sun has always been a powerful presence in our lives. Now, it has also come to the rescue when the world is reeling from the overuse of fossil fuels. Solar energy is showing great promise as a viable alternative to non-renewable energy resources. It is free, abundant, and most importantly, […]
New Ways to Invest in Emerging Markets
Nov 11, 2021
The IFC estimates 23 Trillion USD of new investing opportunities in emerging markets from 2016-2030. The study covers 21 emerging markets that represent 62% of the World population. These regions are also responsible for 48% of Global GHG emissions. Affordability has always stopped corporations and governments from going green. The recent policy changes brought with […]
The Future of Renewable Energy
Oct 30, 2021
The International Energy Agency (IEA)‘s Renewable 2020 Report projects the growth of renewable energy at 50% for the period 2019-2024. This has a significant impact on the future of renewable energy. It also attracts considerable investment in renewable energy projects. World governments are realizing the need to propagate alternate energy sources. It is no wonder […]
IRR Expectations from Solar Rooftop Projects
Aug 11, 2021
The ongoing cost reductions in solar PV have become more obvious to policy-makers, investors and incumbent energy companies. This has engendered a new environment in which the growing importance of low-cost renewables is widely recognized. At the same time, solar projects have sprung up in an increasing number of countries, notably in the developing world.
Fast-tracking a Low-carbon Economy by Financing Clean Energy Infrastructure
Aug 11, 2021
In low carbon economies, renewable energy sources could be the major supply option, and this can be made possible through disruptive alterations in all the available energy systems. Having said that, the major challenge is the transition from non-sustainable to renewable energy in the energy sector.
Comparing Renewable Energy Costs
Aug 11, 2021
When we think about investing in energy assets, the primary consideration is what is the customer willing to pay for generation of their power and what is the cost to generate it? Historically, it was not just about the cost of power, but also about creating an energy mix including one that was responsible for a cleaner environment.
Renewable Energy Investment Portfolio as a New Investment Strategy
Aug 05, 2021
Investors can capitalize by allocating private capital into renewable energy investment portfolios and consequently help promote market ready, investor-grade green projects get off the ground.
Sustainable Investing: Broader view to the term “Value Investing”
Aug 05, 2021
An increasing number of companies are attracted to sustainable investing. This is largely because the idea that investors can improve society while seeking solid financial returns is rapidly gaining ground.
Solar’s future is insanely cheap
Jun 16, 2021
Solar is plunging in cost faster than anyone, including me, predicted. Today I’m publishing an update of my solar cost forecasts from 2015, with more data & improved methods. Solar is on path to become insanely, world-changingly cheap.
The case for Solar Energy Assets in your Investment Portfolio
May 25, 2021
In most of the businesses, electricity is a critical part of their business and if the right due diligence is done around their ability to generate cash and the stability of their business, we can actually install and supply power to them through solar that saves the business 20% or more on their bills while yielding 15%+ IRR annually over the length of the PPA.