Energy storage still lags behind solar in the availability of capital to fund projects, but new models are evolving to finance and own systems.
The inherent complexity of energy storage makes it harder to finance than a simple generation asset. The business cases keep evolving, and often require sophisticated dispatch controls to make any money.
Investors still crave more certainty about storage revenue before they’ll front the cash. And so, fronting the cash for storage development requires a bit of creativity.
This week on Storage Plus, we'll break down the ways companies large and small are self-financing, as well as the dynamics of tapping third-party financiers.