Publications - Finance
A product of ACORE's National Defense and Security Initiative, this white paper recommends that the U.S. Department of Defense closely consider the actual, all-in (i.e., levelized) cost of energy, beyond merely the delivered price per gallon or kWh to make its energy system more resilient, efficient, and secure.
This Industry Review explores key issues and provides recommendations related to the evolving power sector and increased use of renewable energy, particularly related to distributed generation and the effective integration of advanced grid technologies such as smart grids and microgrids. Download
"Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean" provides insight and recommendations about entering the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) renewable energy markets from organizations active in the region. This regional briefing is a product of ACORE's International Programs and Power Generation and Infrastructure Initiative. Download
Last Updated April 2014
U.S. PREF provides educational resources on the topic of financing renewable energy companies and projects, and explaining how public policies are affecting, or could potentially affect, the availability of capital and the methods used by the private sector. US PREF is a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy. Most recent paper: "Renewable Energy Finance, Market & Policy Overview." Download
The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014 assesses the marketplace and forecasts the future of each renewable energy technology sector from the perspectives of U.S. renewable energy trade associations. Each sector forecast is accompanied by a list of the trade association’s specific policy recommendations that they believe might encourage continued industry growth. Download
There are several lessons to be learned from the private sector as DoD becomes an increasingly significant player in the renewable energy industry. This report contains a series of industry perspectives about the business considerations associated with renewable energy installations at military facilities, including policy, contracting, financing, siting, technology, and energy security.