solar financing

The Missing Middle: Supplying Sub-Saharan Africa’s Commercial & Industrial Sector With Solar Energy

As the cost of producing solar electricity continues to fall, solar projects to supply these businesses are technically and financially viable — however, they are not being implemented. This is because there is a structural finance gap in sub-Saharan Africa that prevents many solar projects from having access to finance and thus being realized. But with such obvious cost benefits, why does this finance gap exist?

The Bankability of Energy Storage Technology

Bankability is a term used in the renewable energy world to describe the likelihood that any particular technology or manufacturer will be funded by financiers. Financiers are looking at the bankability of energy storage via the technology itself and the long-term financial sustainability. Previously financiers needed to trust the revenue projections presented to them, but new software is making these predictions easier.