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Renewable Energy Finance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128164419, 9780128172698

Renewable Energy Finance

1st Edition

Theory and Practice

Authors: Santosh Raikar Seabron Adamson
eBook ISBN: 9780128172698
eBook ISBN: 9780128165546
Paperback ISBN: 9780128164419
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd December 2019
Page Count: 298
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Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice integrates the special characteristics of renewable energy with key elements of project finance. Through a mixture of fundamental analysis and real-life examples, readers learn how renewable energy project finance works in actual deals that mix finance, public policy, legal, engineering and environmental issues. The skills developed in analyzing non-recourse cash flow-based finance are applicable not only to green energy, but also apply more widely in project finance and infrastructure investing. The book's comparisons of developed and developing countries make it valuable to readers worldwide.

Key Features

  • Presents real world cases in each chapter
  • Includes a companion website that contains renewable energy project finance models and other resources
  • Supports efforts to achieve environmental sustainability through renewable financing projects and cleaner production techniques


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and professionals working on subjects related to renewable energy

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Introduction: Politics and Economics of Renewable Energy Projects
2. Public Policy Mechanisms to Support Renewable Energy Projects
3. Renewable Energy Project Development Process

Part II: Introduction to Project Finance
4. Introduction to Project Finance
5. Theory and Practice of Project Finance
6. Financing Renewable Energy Projects in the US
7. International Considerations for Project Finance
8. Valuation of Renewable Energy Projects

Part III: Financing Distributed Energy Technologies
9. Overview of Residential Solar Sector
10. Evolution of Energy Storage Technologies – Batteries and other Technologies
11. Clean Tech Investments: Challenges and Opportunities

Part IV: Power and Transmission Markets
12. Introduction to Power Markets
13. Transmission Markets and Transmission Congestion Assessment
14. Credit Risk Assessment and Strategies for Renewable Energy Hedges

Part V: International Aspects of Renewable Energy Finance
15. Lessons from Developed Economies (Germany, Italy, and Spain)
16. Lessons from Developing Countries (India, China, and Chile)

A. Units of Energy and Power
B. Brief History of Power Markets in the US
C. Case Studies
D. Problem Sets, Study Questions, and Answers


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About the Authors

Santosh Raikar

Santosh Raikar is the Managing Partner of Silverpeak’s renewables business, responsible for building out the firm’s renewable energy sector platform. Santosh has more than 18 years of experience in energy and infrastructure finance, including renewable energy, oil & gas, power, and midstream infrastructure assets. Prior to joining Silverpeak, Santosh was a Managing Director in the renewable energy investments group at State Street where he was responsible for leading a team in originating, structuring and executing tax equity investments in the renewable energy sector within the U.S. Santosh previously worked at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers in Principal Investment areas. He holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy Program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. Santosh also teaches a full-semester graduate level course titled “Renewable Energy Investments” at Carroll School of Management (Boston College).

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Partner and Head of Renewables, Silverpeak, New York, NY, USA

Seabron Adamson

Seabron Adamson is a Vice President at Charles River Associates, a global economics advisory firm, and was formerly a member of the energy and commodities group at a major alternative investment firm. He has advised a wide range of developer, banking, utility and private equity clients on renewable and other energy projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. Seabron has also served as an expert witness in a variety of energy sector disputes. He currently teaches a class on renewable energy finance (with Santosh Raikar) at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College. Seabron holds graduate degrees from MIT, Georgia Tech and Boston University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Charles River Associates

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