A survey sponsored by Mercatus Inc. found that more than 60% of respondents believe securitization of pooled commercial solar assets will take place over the next 12 months. Furthermore, 50% estimate that securitization of pooled residential solar assets will also occur over the same time period.
Mercatus polled over 5,000 independent solar power producers, solar investors, institutional investors, financiers and asset owners for the survey.
According to the survey, 56% reported that they currently have enough operating capital, origination and diligence resources to meet their solar investment funding goals.
Other key findings include the following:
- 68% disagreed with or remained neutral about the statement, ‘The amount of money chasing solar projects is greater than the number of available projects to invest in.’
- 56% disagreed with or remained neutral about the statement, ‘Syndicating other parts of the capital stack is a major problem.’
- 56% agreed with or remained neutral about the statement, ‘Information technology and investment in solar infrastructure will both help reduce diligence costs and increase closure rates.’