Preservation of Capital
At Clean Energy Advisors all of our alternative income strategies allow for scheduled return of principal payments. In addition, given the underlying credit quality and cash flows from the assets we manage, the potential exists for an earlier exit that could provide investors with a premium above the level of their initial investment.
At full deployment the typical Clean Energy Advisors managed portfolio will own over three hundred megawatts of producing solar assets. The environmental impact from the clean energy produced by those systems is substantial, enough to power 60,000 homes and an annual reduction in carbon emissions of 300,000 metric tons. Those are big numbers but to bring this impact even closer to home don’t overlook the health benefits related to reducing the emissions created by burning fossil fuels. When fossil fuels are burned to create energy they emit toxic gases that have been repeatedly shown to adversely affect human health. Every kilowatt hour of electricity we produce directly reduces these harmful emissions and that means a healthier world today and in the future.
Most people can easily relate to the positive environmental impacts of clean energy but the social impact can be just as significant. The economic impact created by the Fund will have both immediate and lasting results in the communities where the projects are built. On a macro level, sunlight is free and each megawatt of solar electric generation capacity installed further reduces our dependence on foreign sources of fossil fuels. We are creating a more stable supply of electricity with profound social impact.