Project developers seek third party equity and debt financing to leverage their own internal resources, use tax incentives, improve project equity returns, and to save their own capital on project development. Some developers sell their projects outright; others want to keep an ongoing ownership stake. Developers should choose financing structures consistent with their project ownership strategies and financial strength.

Federal and state governments offer financial incentives to encourage renewable power projects. Developers need to target those incentives that make sense for their own projects.

The financing landscape continues to evolve and deepen. High-quality utility-scale projects can access tax equity and debt financing.  Developers of distributed commercial-scale solar projects often need third-party financing.

Birch Tree Capital can assist renewable power developers to:

  • Identify off-take, ownership, and financing structures most likely to attract equity and debt financing.
  • Create corporate and project-level financial models to screen project prospects and conduct uncertainty and sensitivity analyses.
  • Identify suitable co-developers and other investment partners.
  • Assist in negotiating financing commitments and definitive agreements.
  • Coordinate investor due diligence.
  • Mesh finance, tax, and accounting asset management needs with front-end project due diligence.