Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction: Politics and Economics of Renewable Energy Projects 2. Public Policy Mechanisms to Support Renewable Energy Projects 3. Renewable Energy Project Development Process Part II: Introduction to Project Finance 4. Introduction to Project Finance 5. Theory and Practice of Project Finance 6. Financing Renewable Energy Projects in the US 7. International Considerations for Project Finance 8. Valuation of Renewable Energy Projects Part III: Financing Distributed Energy Technologies 9. Overview of Residential Solar Sector 10. Evolution of Energy Storage Technologies - Batteries and other Technologies 11. Clean Tech Investments: Challenges and Opportunities Part IV: Power and Transmission Markets 12. Introduction to Power Markets 13. Transmission Markets and Transmission Congestion Assessment 14. Credit Risk Assessment and Strategies for Renewable Energy Hedges Part V: International Aspects of Renewable Energy Finance 15. Lessons from Developed Economies (Germany, Italy, and Spain) 16. Lessons from Developing Countries (India, China, and Chile) Appendix A. Units of Energy and Power B. Brief History of Power Markets in the US C. Case Studies D. Problem Sets, Study Questions, and Answers
Santosh Raikar is the Managing Partner of Silverpeak's renewables business, responsible for building out the firm's renewable energy sector platform. Santosh has more than 18 years of experience in energy and infrastructure finance, including renewable energy, oil & gas, power, and midstream infrastructure assets. Prior to joining Silverpeak, Santosh was a Managing Director in the renewable energy investments group at State Street where he was responsible for leading a team in originating, structuring and executing tax equity investments in the renewable energy sector within the U.S. Santosh previously worked at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers in Principal Investment areas. He holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy Program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. Santosh also teaches a full-semester graduate level course titled "Renewable Energy Investments" at Carroll School of Management (Boston College). Seabron Adamson is a Vice President at Charles River Associates, a global economics advisory firm, and was formerly a member of the energy and commodities group at a major alternative investment firm. He has advised a wide range of developer, banking, utility and private equity clients on renewable and other energy projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. Seabron has also served as an expert witness in a variety of energy sector disputes. He currently teaches a class on renewable energy finance (with Santosh Raikar) at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College. Seabron holds graduate degrees from MIT, Georgia Tech and Boston University.