S&P talks to Solar Industry about the rating methodology for both traditional and renewable projects

In a recent interview with Solar Industry, Standard & Poor’s Michael Wilkins and Trevor D’Olier-Lees explain the rating methodology behind project finance assessment, and how this is applicable to the renewable energy sector. Wilkins explains that renewable projects, in particular, are “seeing more infrastructure funds and financial sponsors” – bringing a wider variety of investors, and opportunities. As such, D’Olier-Lees explains how S&P are aggressively moving towards the renewable projects ratings arena, combining their own experience and expertise with the knowledge gained from technical reports provided by engineers to deliver an assessment that is applicable across the board – ranging from traditional projects, such as building a bridge, to renewable projects like solar.

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