Clean Energy Pipeline releases Clean Energy USA Finance Guide 2014

The guide is a definitive desktop reference source of all investors, project developers and service providers active in the US clean energy sector since the beginning of 2012.

London, 14 November 2013 - Clean Energy Pipeline, the online daily financial news and data service dedicated to the clean energy sector, today releases its Clean Energy USA Finance Guide 2014.


The guide is a definitive desktop reference source of all investors, project developers and service providers active in the US clean energy sector since the beginning of 2012. A full copy of the guide can be downloaded here.

The guide also includes an analysis of investment trends in the US clean energy sector. Clean energy project finance in the USA totaled $12.9 billion in the first three quarters of 2013, a 34% decrease on the $19.4 billion recorded in the corresponding period in 2012. At this rate, 2013 will be the lowest year for US clean energy project finance since Clean Energy Pipeline began tracking this asset class in 2008.

On a more positive note US clean energy companies secured $2.8 billion on the public markets in the first three quarters of 2013 through a mixture of IPOs, secondaries and convertible notes. This is almost 4x the volume secured in the corresponding period in 2012.

"Despite the downturn in project finance this year, it is important to remember that the USA remains the number one destination for international investment and acquisitions in the clean energy sector," commented Douglas Lloyd, CEO of Clean Energy Pipeline. "This was the overwhelming view of over 850 investors who participated in a global survey we conducted earlier in May this year."

The core findings of this survey are included in this guide. In addition, the guide includes three white papers contributed by the sponsors. Baker & McKenzie explores new structures for financing renewable energy projects in their white paper, "Emerging Considerations in Financing Next-Generation Renewable Energy Projects". Beecher Carlson share their top three tips for improving the profitability of renewable energy projects at the planning stage in "Profitability and Bankability of Renewable Energy Projects – Increasing opportunities using insurance". Finally, SMA Solar explores the benefits of deploying advanced inverter technology in solar PV projects in "Maximize Yield – Minimise Risk".

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