Renewable Energy - A Growth Industry
Investors are focussing on the potential returns from generating power from renewable, sustainable sources. Interest is being driven by wide ranging support mechanisms being introduced by governments around the world to encourage generation from renewable energy, to combat global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to diversify energy supplies.
This political drive is in turn being driven by increasing pressure from voters on climate change and the implications thereof. Currently the most economic of the renewable energy technologies, providing investors with good returns based on proven technology and with established mechanisms for raising project finance, are on-shore wind and solar PV.
FIM is actively involved with both technologies. In addition, FIM is actively reviewing mechanisms for adding value to clients' forestry estates through the utilisation of trees and forest residues as feedstock for biomass electricity generating plants.
For more detailed information on UK Solar PV, please read FIM's paper:
UK Renewable Energy Pricing
The UK is a prime location to invest in renewables:
For more detailed information please read FIM's paper - UK Renewable Energy Pricing Paper - June 2013