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Yieldcos: A Complete Clean Energy Finance Guide


Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center

This resource—which is one of many instrument summaries offered by the Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center—provides in-depth information about yieldcos, including best practices, case studies, design and implementation information, experts and training opportunities.

Yieldcos are a recent financial innovation in the United States, and for much of their track record, they have proven effective in drawing low-cost capital to term-finance operating renewable energy assets. These vehicles are built around some unique features of the U.S. tax code, its corporate laws and its robust capital markets, and accordingly they may be difficult to execute in other countries. That said, some North American-based yieldcos do purchase assets outside of their home markets, and this could create opportunities for turnkey developers in other countries.