Renewable Energy Finance

Renewable Energy Finance

Theory and Practice

1st Edition - December 3, 2019

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  • Authors: Santosh Raikar, Seabron Adamson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165546
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164419

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: December 3, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165546
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164419

About the Authors

Santosh Raikar

Santosh Raikar is Managing Partner of Silverpeak Renewables Investment Partners, responsible for leading the firm’s renewable energy sector platform. Santosh has more than 20 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance, including renewable energy, oil & gas, power, and midstream infrastructure assets. He was previously 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 U.S. renewable energy sector. Santosh previously worked at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers in Principal Investment areas. He holds two Master of Science degrees, one in Technology and Policy Program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the other in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. Santosh also teaches a graduate course titled “Renewable Energy Investments” at 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 Tudor Investment Corporation, a major alternative investment firm. He has advised a wide range of developer, banking, government, and private equity clients on green energy projects in the United States, Canada, and the European Union. He has taught classes on energy finance and economics at Tulane University and on renewable energy finance at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College. He holds graduate degrees from MIT, Georgia Tech and Boston University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, Charles River Associates, USA.

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