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Unlocking renewable energy investment: The role of risk mitigation and structured finance

This report identifies the main risks and barriers limiting investment, supplying a toolkit for policymakers, public and private investors, and public finance institutions to scale up their investments in renewable energy. The report is meant to serve as an all in one guide to the key financial market instruments for renewables, but many of the instruments are relevant for other low carbon markets. In particular, Chapter 3 (28 pp) introduces a range of instruments that can be used to address investment risks: guarantees and insurances, currency risk mitigation instruments, liquidity risk mitigation instruments, and specific geothermal resource risk mitigations. Chapter 5 presents three case studies (offshore wind, geothermal, solar), in each case looking at the project structure and success factors.

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