Topic: Solar Finance

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Renewables Continue to Get Cheaper, Just Not as Fast as Before, Lazard Analysis Finds

Solar and onshore wind remain cost competitive with the marginal cost of existing conventional generation technologies, according to the new analysis. Costs for utility-scale solar have been falling about 13% annually for the last five years while onshore wind costs have declined a more modest 7% annually.
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SunPower Splits in Two

The U.S. company’s transformation from solar manufacturer to the second-largest residential PV company in the nation is complete after it spun off its high-efficiency cell and module production unit into a new entity, in partnership with Chinese wafer maker TZS.

The Future of Small-Scale Aggregation Deals: New Frameworks and Developments from the Renewable Energy Markets Conference

A panel discussion about new forms of VPPA aggregation formed a focal point for this year’s Renewable Energy Markets conference in San Diego. Now, some companies are taking shares of VPPA projects rather than bilaterally contracting to build one strictly for their own renewable energy demand. The talk explored the ins-and-outs of such deals, and provided some pointers for constructing one.
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Fueling Small Solar Business Growth Requires the ITC

"With each passing day it seems like another large company, like Amazon or Target, announces new solar procurements or bold renewable energy commitments. These companies make the headlines, but the untold success story of solar power in America can be found in small businesses across the country that are making those deals happen."
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Beyond the PPA

Contract lengths are getting shorter and hedges are replacing PPAs in the Texas solar market. Are we headed toward a future of merchant solar?
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WoodMac: Merchant Shift May Push PV Towards Risk-Keener Owners

Solar’s embrace of subsidy-free models could push it in greater numbers towards owners with the experience to navigate power price swings, according to Wood Mackenzie. In a recent report, the consultancy said some of the world’s developed solar markets could witness an asset management shift as merchant business models become more prevalent.
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Strong Q3 2019 Puts Solar Finance On Track to Beat 2018 Charts

The rising solar appetites of global investors so far in 2019 have put the industry on course to reach full-year financing volumes unseen since 2017, according to Mercom. The consultancy released stats showing solar's fundraising activity in Q3 2019 helped push financing totals between January and September this year to $9 billion.