Is the Utility-Scale Solar Industry in a Finance Bubble?

February 9, 2019

The utility-scale solar market has gotten “frothy” in the last year and a half. A flood of new investors, like pension funds and insurance companies, now view solar as a stable asset. That “wall of money” going after a smaller pool of projects has created a market so competitive that many sponsors are willing to accept lower-than-average returns. Power-purchase agreement prices have also fallen to new lows, and contract terms…

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