Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance

Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance

This video explains what project finance actually is, with a few examples of how it differs from corporate finance. It further highlights the non-recourse nature of this type of financing and explores the role of SPVs and how they turn renewable energy and other large-scale projects from high-risk, high-cost, inaccessible undertakings into more manageable endeavours.

Project financing generally targets projects which are not yet built and only exist in the form of legal documents such as contracts and regulatory permits. As such, this area is in many ways an overwhelmingly legal exercise. This video delves into the concept of project finance, with a few examples of how it differs from corporate finance.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is Project finance?

  • What are the key features of project finance?

  • Understand the role of SPVs in turning renewable energy into more manageable endeavours

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Lachlan Tait

Lachlan Tait

Lachlan Tait is a lawyer specialising in renewable energy and project finance, and has been for 15 years. For the last 5 years he has worked in-house with renewable energy developers active across a range of jurisdictions, including both developed and emerging markets. He has participated in the negotiation, documentation and closing of numerous renewables project financings, involving a wide range of lenders including smaller national banks and international commercial banks.