Wind Project Financing Structures: A Review and Comparative Analysis

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Source:
United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Authors:
John Harper
Matthew D. Karcher
Mark Bolinger
Date:
1 September 2007

This report summarizes financing structures in the wind power sector, including a recent history of modern wind project finance (from 1998 to the present) to current financing and impacts on costs. Observations on impacts of financing structure on levelized cost of wind energy and potential future trends are also presented.