Day: March 8, 2014

Pearce on Photovoltaic Securities

Energy Policy 67 2014Theresa Alafita, a visiting scholar in MSE and Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) published “Securitization of Solar Photovoltaic Assets: Costs, Risks and Uncertainty,” in the journal Energy Policy.

From Tech Today.

In the News

Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) was quoted in PV Magazine in an article on how solar securities may offer major investment potential.

From Tech Today.

Solar securities may offer major investment potential

Pearce, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering explains, “Our results show that, under reasonable assumptions, securitization of solar power purchase agreements or PPAs can significantly reduce project financing costs.

Read more at PV Magazine, by Edgar Meza.

In the News

Research by visiting scholar Theresa Alafita (MSE) and Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) on the securitization of solar photovoltaic systems was covered by the Clean Energy Finance Forum and Renewable Energy World.

From Tech Today.

Study Shows Securitization Can Lower the Cost of Capital for Solar PV

Securitization of residential solar PV power purchase agreements (PPAs) can reduce the cost of capital for solar PV projects by between five and 13 percent, said the researchers, Theresa Alafita and Joshua Pearce.

The journal Energy Policy published the results online on Jan. 21 in an article titled “Securitization of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Assets: Costs, Risks and Uncertainty.”

Read more at Renewable Energy World, by Alexander Metz.