By Gene Beck
Grid Parity offers an in-depth exam of the information, insights, and methods which are necessary to luck in financing renewable power initiatives. An power undertaking finance professional with 35 years of expertise in capital asset financing, the writer offers a complete assessment of the way to finance renewable power initiatives in the USA at the present time. He explores all parts of "the deal" together with tax, accounting, felony, regulatory, documentation, asset administration and legislative drivers to this dynamic development quarter. choked with case reviews, the ebook offers an intensive exam of what it takes to compete within the green-energy market.
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