BNEF has found that U.S. investment levels fell 1% year-over-year, with the Section 201 case hanging over the head of the industry.
The pioneering Southern solar developer will now be backed by Europe’s largest oil and gas company.
Panasonic’s development subsidiary closed on a combination of tax equity and debt to provide financing for 120 MW-AC of solar plants that came online last August.
The high-efficiency PV maker plans to expand its annual production capacity to 300 MW by the end of 2018, with more production in both the United States and South Korea.
Venture capital, debt, securitization and project finance were all winners in 2017, as were solar stocks. However Mercom Capital warns that the pending Section 201 ruling could cause significant damage to the sector in 2018.
The City of Boulder, Colorado will offer solar grants and rebates around March, 2018 for nonprofits and homeowners.
In addition to the BEAT provision, finance experts say changes to the corporate tax rate and other elements in the tax reform bill will have multiple effects on profits from renewable energy projects, project finance, and the value of tax credits.
In this interview BNEF Senior Analyst Nathan Serota explains the details of the 80% offset under the new BEAT provision in the final tax reform legislation, and what this means for solar and wind finance.
The application of the BEAT provision has been dialed back, however the law adds new complexity and it is not clear how investors will react to the new system.
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