Bloomberg BNA Survey: Clean Energy Tax Equity Partner Arrangements

The Obama administration is attempting to persuade U.S. corporations about the benefits of investing in clean energy in an effort to support the renewable energy industry after a government grant program expired, according to recent news reports. The grant program was aimed at compensating renewable energy developers for unused credits and expired at the end of 2011. The result is that clean energy firms will increasingly need to rely on the tax equity market.

Because most clean energy developers are small firms that are unable to claim the tax credit, they must find a so-called "tax-equity partner," such as a bank or other large company with significant annual income tax liability that can take advantage of the tax credits and either provide a loan for the project or buy it.

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