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May 24, 2022

Funding Renewable Energy Projects in India

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 […]

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How do we calculate carbon avoided?

For every USD 100 invested with, 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.

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New Ways to Invest in Emerging Markets

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 […]

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The Future of Renewable Energy

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 […]

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IRR Expectations from Solar Rooftop Projects

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.

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Fast-tracking a Low-carbon Economy by Financing Clean Energy Infrastructure

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.

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Comparing Renewable Energy Costs

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.

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Renewable Energy Investment Portfolio as a New Investment Strategy

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.

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Sustainable Investing: Broader view to the term “Value Investing”

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.

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Solar’s future is insanely cheap

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.

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The case for Solar Energy Assets in your Investment Portfolio

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.

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