Financing: Reducing the risks to scale-up?
Both companies and investors express a strong interest in investing in a wide range of clean-energy technologies. From electrolyzer gigafactories to large-scale solar power generation or CO2 capture and storage projects, the private sector is willing to play a central role in bridging the investment needs to build a net-zero world. This includes the development of large infrastructure projects and technologies, from prototype to implementation phases, such as for example, for hydrogen, carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications, etc. However, going from this sheer interest to actual investments at the required pace means that we need to have a good understanding of underlying investment risks and the right financial mechanisms. Do companies and investors have such understanding? What financial tools are there to help them to turn this interest into actual investment portfolios?