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Cashing in on green energy

The explosion in renewables projects is transforming the energy investment landscape

For green energy investments, traditional sources of finance don't cut it any longer. As the latest report by WindPower magazine points out, the growth in the size of wind farms, to take one sector, requires a spread of investors. "Offshore wind farms are generally owned by multiple parties, due to the large investments needed and the need to diversify risk," Windpower says. That is why in the first half of 2017, no fewer than 18 owners were involved in the six wind farms that connected wind turbines to the European grid. While power companies still raise most of the funds required for installations, financial entities including infrastructure and private equity funds are gradually increa

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