The Clean Energy Investment Trends is a joint project of the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). By monitoring market activity and identifying market and financing trends, the Trends report seeks to provide a practical guide to stakeholders for understanding how the interaction between risks and regulations is shaping investment flows. The insights generated from the analyses of financing and market trends could be used to inform future policy action geared towards enhancing investment flows.

The Clean Energy Investment Trends 2021 report analyses project-level equity returns expectations associated with plain vanilla assets over the period of July 2020 – June 2021 and select solar-wind hybrid projects awarded in 2020. It endeavours to contextualise these returns expectations by comparing them with those in other geographies and examines their sensitivities to solar photovoltaic module prices, which are now subject to increased volatility. The report also examines land-related challenges inhibiting the utility-scale renewable energy sector and offers updates on debt financing and other key market trends.

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