Publications

Financing Renewable Energy in the Balkans

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September 2016

Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy, but have struggled to mobilize capital to fund and bring projects to fruition.

The article explores the main challenges to deploying renewable energy projects in the Balkan region.


An Overview of the Turkish Photovoltaic market

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September 2016

Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy, but have struggled to mobilize capital to fund and bring projects to fruition.

The article explores the main challenges to deploying renewable energy projects in the Balkan region.


Traditional and Emerging Models for Financing Energy Efficiency Applicability in the West Ballkan

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September 2016

Global investments in energy efficiency over the past two decades have demonstrated significant savings potential. Over the same period there has been an evolution in terms of technological improvements for increased energy savings as well as an evolution in the financing mechanisms utilized for energy efficiency investments.

This article explores financing models available in developed markets for such investments as well as their applicability in the West Balkan region.


Understanding Energy Efficiency Investments – A global perspective

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September 2016

Energy efficiency is an integral part of global energy policy as it is widely recognized as an effective means of reducing greenhouse gas pollution as well as ensuring long term security of energy supply. Investments in energy efficiency have a direct effect on reducing energy consumption while also improving industrial competitiveness and driving economic growth.

This article explores such energy efficiency investment need to combat climate change as well as and the key barriers preventing such opportunities from reaching the necessary scale.


Financing Energy Efficiency through “YiledCo” Publicly Listed Vehicles

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September 2016

This papers looks into the existing financing methods for energy efficiency with a more specific focus on the energy performance contracting (EPC) with energy service companies (ESCOs) as well as the energy service agreement (ESA) structure and assesses their capability and limitations of achieving deep refurbishments and investment scale.

The last section explores secondary markets as a means of delivering energy efficiency investments. In particular, the YieldCo model recently introduced by renewable energy developers is analysed in terms of its benefits and challenges as a financing model and its applicability for deploying energy efficiency investments.