The rules for solar project development are changing. Financial innovation is becoming as critical as technical innovation. More than ever, solar developers have to understand the deep nuances of the power and financial markets and how they interact, in order to be successful. Solar is increasingly just another player in the energy mix, and while that may scare developers used to long term PPAs, it creates a huge opportunity to transition to a much larger and more mature power markets.
These vast, competitive, wholesale markets require a great deal more sophistication in financial and credit structuring, shaping of output, managing of basis risk and developing projects from the dirt up to mitigate and optimize for all of these elements.
This session will explore the changing view of risk and return and the trends in structuring deals that meet the changing needs of investors, offtakers and developers alike.