Crossing the Valley of Death: Solutions to the Next Generation Clean Energy Project Financing Gap

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Source:
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Date:
21 June 2010

One of the biggest impediments to further clean energy progress is a lack of capital for technologies that have advanced out of the lab but still require testing and trails before being deployed. Based on interviews with more than 60 thought leaders in 10 countries, the authors of this report present three ideas as possible solutions: emerging technology reverse auction mechanism, efficacy insurance and government-backed commercialization finance investment entities.