Continued progress toward a clean energy future will require unprecedented amounts of accessible and fully-scaled capital channeled through various avenues and facilities. One of the challenges faced in financing clean energy is the risk perceived by investors and financial institutions. Also, clean energy businesses are a paradigm shift from traditional infrastructure business models, and are constantly evolving towards what will be the new “normal” of operating businesses.
Innovative new financial institutions and business models can encourage both demand generation and supply versatility of clean energy finance. In addition, facilities which endorse the viability of early stage businesses and business models can catalyze increased finance for the clean energy landscape. Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Shakti) seeks to facilitate the development of business models and avenues that can drive the clean energy sector as well accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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Governments at the sub-national level in India have developed and implemented instruments and policy measures to finance their climate actions. Shakti has enabled research activities that are designed to assess and improve the performance of these measures.
Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) enterprises have immense potential to meet India's energy needs, particularly in rural areas. Shakti facilitated the development of a multi-approach programme to enhance access to finance for DRE enterprises by : providing technical assistance services to DRE enterprises and financial institutions, designing...Read more
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- Shikhar MFI – Strategy to enable Green Micro-finance
The India Innovation Lab for Green Finance brings together experts from government, financial institutions, renewable energy, and infrastructure development to identify, develop, and accelerate innovative investment vehicles for green growth in India. More details on the website:...Read more
The Smart Cities Mission will require significant amounts of capital to meet the rapidly growing requirements of cites. One way for cities to generate additional funds is Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The Smart Cities Mission has placed significant emphasis on the PPP model encouraging the private sector to mobilize capital, technology and...Read more