Analysis

US Renewable M&A Revs Up

Renewable power enters the mainstream

Renewable development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity appears to be poised for continued growth as investor interest flourishes and renewables move further into the mainstream.

US renewable M&A activity is increasing

​Renewable power is fast-becoming a mainstream energy source as opposed to an alternative one. Despite continuing headwinds in the form of lackluster US electricity demand growth and competition from domestic natural gas, renewable M&A activity revved up in 2014. US wind and solar M&A activity increased largely due to financing innovations such as YieldCos, rapidly declining costs, and pending tax credit deadlines, as well as increasing investor confidence in wind and solar technologies.

Explore the report for an overview of 2014 activity and drivers, policy, and market developments with an outlook for 2015 and beyond.

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