PROPOSAL FOR THE SETTING UP OF A PV INVESTMENT FUND. A Growing Demand. The demand for PV products is on the rise in OECD countries; Although largely subsidised, there is no sign PV investments will slow down in the coming years, due to environmental and regulatory constraints;
due to a standardised approach of the projects and the specific expertise of the resource managers;
It is therefore suggested to invest in an intermediary entity (ESCO), that would then deal with these small size investments.
PC for large
New PV facility
Small PV Projects
Fund’s participation: always as a stakeholder under the blocking minority with a clearly defined exit strategy.
Level of Fund’s participation: to be defined depending on market conditions
- European public investors: EU, EIB, EBRD (only for Eastern Europe), European countries (possible through their development and/or public financial institutions: KFW, AFD, CDC,…);
- private European financial institutions: banks and insurance companies.
- possible involvement of large energy utilities not likely but to be further analysed (Shell, BP, RWE, EON, EDF,…);
- Possible involvement of other investment funds already established for similar purposes in Europe or abroad.
- a Board of Directors composed with representatives of all important investors (above a certain threshold);
- an Investment Committee composed with representatives of the lead investors;
- rules, procedures and guidelines of the Fund to be further elaborated at the level of the preparation of a Fund Memorandum to be distributed and discussed with potential investors.