Why This German Solar Executive Is Skeptical About American YieldCo Assumptions

Ever since the first YieldCo, NRG Yield, went public in 2013, it and other similar YieldCos have been reshaping the market for operating renewable energy assets, especially wind and solar PV farms.

A YieldCo is, to put it simply, a publicly traded subsidiary of a developer and operator of clean energy farms that uses the cash flow from its assets to return a high current dividend to shareholders. Most large, publicly traded clean energy developers have already launched or are preparing to launch a YieldCo. The current crop includes NRG Yield, Pattern Renewable Energy Partners, NextEra Energy Partners, Abengoa Yield, …read more

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