Renewable Energy Project Financing

Renewable energy project financing is heart and soul of our organization. Moving to renewable energy sources is a global effort, but the choice is clear. It will improve air pollution and energy security while fostering economic growth, and ultimately would improve health and quality of life of everyone sharing this planet. As energy demands continue to rise and fossil fuels are depleted, sustainable energy becomes increasingly important, which can be seen in the job growth within the renewable energy sector here in the United States. We understand the value of the entire spectrum of renewable energy technology: wind, solar, biomass, even geothermal and hydro.

In recent years third-party renewable energy project financing has been driving the cost lower, opening up access that was previously closed. Much of this has to do with the increased variety available on the renewable energy financial market, including power purchase agreements and a myriad of leasing options. There are also less frequently used products such as PACE project financing, which fill a need in the underserved small commercial market.

This reduced cost isn’t limited to the U.S. or other leaders in the renewable industry; it is also being seen in developing nations where over one billion people do not have access to electricity. Three times as many still rely on fuels like wood or coal to do their cooking. Renewable energy projects on the utility scale greatly improve health, while renewable energy projects on any scale boost economic growth and create jobs in their communities. If you are building energy-generating wind turbines on the other side of the world or a solar farm right our own back yard, we are happy to assist. We have been financing renewable energy projects for years and have been able to help countless clients earn their energy independence. Anyone who is looking for renewable energy project financing in the United States, Canada, India, China, or anywhere on this planet will find a wide range of financial solutions to solve any financing challenges.

We provide a number of financing solutions for renewable energy projects ranging from small commercial solar projects to utility scale renewable energy farms. Our proven experience means that we know which solutions will work for your situation, and how to close those solutions. Let us know how we can help; we will continue our investment in renewable technologies as we push forward to a low-carbon environment.

Energy Project Financing

The non-renewable energy sector is comprised of two main industries: oil and gas. While our main focus has always been renewable energy, much of what we do synergizes well with non-renewable energy project financing. The driving principles are the same in both, a fuel source is used to produce energy, which is then fed into the main power grid. There are substantial differences in the technology, feedstock, and costs, in which our energy project finance team is well-versed. Whether you have a power plant, refinery, or other oil & gas project, we have the resources and knowledge to provide you with the funding required for your energy project financing needs.

The oil & gas industry has been steadily growing, with upstream spending over $700 billion in project financing in 2013. This surge in energy project investment can be attributed in part to the expanding range of financing solutions in recent years. While this has led to the larger energy companies surging, the smaller, independent companies face trouble competing for energy project funds. Project financing for the oil and gas industry is less common for a variety of reasons, largely that oil & gas is a long-term industry and many of the funding options reflect this. In comparison to similar industries with large infrastructure, such as other energy projects, oil and gas tends to be less stable and less reliable. This drives away many investors only after the easiest energy project financing, generally pushing them into the crowded renewable energy project financing market. Green Energy Experts will continue to provide energy project financing solutions to clients in the non-renewable energy sector by funding projects such as oil refineries in the United States, Canadian liquefaction plants, and LNG power plants in India.

Our team has experience and relationships throughout the various energy industries. We provide capital to oil & gas companies for exploration, production, midstream, along with energy services and infrastructure projects. If you have an energy project that you would like to discuss financing options for, please contact us. We are glad to share our knowledge and find out if private financing may be right for your energy project.

Infrastructure Loan Financing

Infrastructure project financing is something relatively new to the world of private lending. Historically, public infrastructure projects were large and typically funded by the government through fundraising channels such as bond measures. Later, seeing the need for more options, banks entered and have become the traditional financing provider for commercial infrastructure loans. In recent years private sources of capital have quietly been entering the commercial marketplace. The migration toward private lenders has been slow for a number of reasons, including capital intensity and a long asset life. It takes a specialized team to understand the unique requirements and characteristics of infrastructure loans, this coupled with the previous issues has prevented many lenders from entering the market. Our team is well versed in the unique challenges faced when seeking large commercial project financing. We can provide creative solutions that include both private equity financing and debt financing or a combination financing package.

The difficulties do not end there, as these tend to be the most complex projects we see. Each commercial infrastructure project is very unique and little specific information carries over from one project to the next. In order to spread the risk across the numerous entities involved, complex legal agreements are required. Commercial infrastructure financing often appears clouded with the depth of legal arrangements and unique nature causing a lack of transparency. This concerns many investors who are used to more straightforward, fully transparent projects in other sectors.

We are not deterred by any of these issues, as we look beyond the troubles above. By approaching infrastructure lending as another form of commercial project finance, it allows us to bring our experience and proven methods. This technique allows us to simplify an already complex financing project by adding structure and clear expectations. Our team understands the risks involved, and how those are outweighed by benefits. Once infrastructure projects pass the high costs & risk in the pre-development and construction phases, entering the operational phase they generally become very stable and profitable. Beyond their strong stability and profit potential, financing commercial infrastructure projects is invaluable to the communities the projects serve, providing resources such as reliable clean drinking water. For these reasons, we appreciate any opportunity to work on infrastructure projects where private lending is required.