2015 solar industry financing fell 4 5 to us 25 3 billion

Polaris solar PV net news: United States clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom capital before year 2015 solar finance data, in 2015, the global solar industry financing (including venture capital/private equity, debt financing, public market financing) amounted to 25.3 billion dollars, down by 4.5%.


2015 solar industry financing fell 4.5% to us $ 25.3 billion

2015 solar industry financing fell 4.5% to $ 25.3 billion

Mercom Capital Group CEO, Prabhu said, “overall, 2015 solar market is good, despite the turmoil in the stock market as well as the plight of the yieldcos model in the second half. With the sustained implementation of favorable policies such as investment tax credits, 2016 solar market is expected to continue to grow. ”

Specifically, in 2015, the venture capital/private equity into 83 solar financing transactions, the total amount of about US $ 1.1 billion. Said than from the transaction number and amount decreased in 2014.


2015 solar industry financing fell 4.5% to us $ 25.3 billion

Among them, the solar energy companies and raw materials 69% per cent of venture capital/private equity, about $ 727 million; photovoltaic technology about US $ 173 million; balancing system BoS about US $ 87 million; film companies about $ 44 million, the service provider contracts for $ 15 million, CPV and CSP to raise $ 3 million respectively. Worth noting is that in Africa, India and South Asia, off-grid market access to venture capital financing of more than $ 100 million.

Ranked in the top five VC deals is Sunnova Energy to raise $ 300 million, respectively, Silicor Materials raised $ 105 million, Sunlight Financial raised $ 80 million, Sungevity to raise $ 50 million, and Conergy raised $ 45 million.


2015 solar industry financing fell 4.5% to us $ 25.3 billion

In 2015, the public market financing deal reached 38, an aggregate amount of approximately $ 6 billion, hit a record high. During the global solar industry and 7 IPO, total financing of more than $ 1.8 billion. Among them, the Yieldcos model to raise $ 1.1 billion, TerraForm Global Yieldco and 8point3 Energy Partners, respectively.

In 2015, the debt financing in the field of solar energy reached $ 18.3 billion, compared to us $ 20 billion in 2014, has declined. More than half of them from China, about 33 debt financing transactions, the total amount of us $ 10.9 billion. In addition, includes 4 securitization transactions, today raised $ 335 million, respectively are SolarCity,SunRun,BBOXX and AES.

It is to be noted that, in 2015, the solar industry’s top five investors, Santander, respectively, 12 solar financing of investment projects, Rabobank, 9 solar financing of investment projects, CIT Bank and KeyBank, and Credit Agricole, 6 solar financing of investment projects. In addition, US $ 5.5 billion in residential and commercial solar energy project financing, relates to item 23, hit a record high.

Original title: 2015 solar industry financing fell 4.5% to $ 25.3 billion

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