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How does it work? 

Power generation debt financing is available up to the length of the PPA.

Our partners have been designated loan originators and loan packagers registered with development finance institutions such as the World Bank Group, regional development banks, and US OPIC (now DFC), which is appropriate when allowing 6–18 months of lead time (planning now for project financing next year).  They mostly now work with an in-house source of capital (like a family office) as well as a network of family offices and impact investors worldwide, where we can both make introductions as needed.  For qualified projects, our partners are with a private non-bank underwriter (lender with the authority to also invest equity) focused on renewables-related projects that make financing radically more efficient and reliable.


Underwriting Criteria:

Before taking the next steps, learn more about our funding criteria. Summary version:

  • Experienced team;
  • Financial returns (specifically, double-digit unlevered IRRs for equity investors andTs strong cash flow for lenders.);
  • Creditworthy off-takers (if producing electricity, is the power purchaser reputable with stable financial history.);
  • Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) price, terms, termination and buyout values;
  • Asset ownership and property rights clearly defined;
  • Interconnection (if electricity), environmental impacts (EIA), permits and licenses. Our partners

* NOTE: Our partners also arrange alternative (non-bank) capital for ventures seeking to commercialize renewables-related technology, including capital for feasibility studies, pilot-scale projects, seed-stage grants, and technical assistance grants, from inception to exit. They work with companies in both the US and most countries; their overseas opportunities are focused on emerging markets, which remain an important part of impact finance.

To get started with financing your renewable energy-related startup venture, contact Terrance Mpofu 

* We work with all countries globally; in effect, the only countries where we do not work are those with sanctions against them, such as Russia, Venezuela, and North Korea.  Cuba is open for business, within specific guidelines from the US State Department.  Iran depends on the US political climate.

See also World Bank Group’s IDA Countries here

** South Korea is no longer qualified for investment from the US OPIC, DFC, Asian Development Bank (ADB), or World Bank, but other capital sources, including In3’s, remain active.

*** Chile, Uruguay, and Antigua & Barbuda will likely “graduate” (or have already) as of 2019.