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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 222; doi:10.3390/su10010222

Research on the Renewable Energy Industry Financing Efficiency Assessment and Mode Selection

Business School, Hohai University, Focheng West Road 8, Nanjing 211100, China
Hohai University, Xikang Road 1, Nanjing 210098, China
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Received: 27 December 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 13 January 2018 / Published: 16 January 2018
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In recent years, environmental issues are attracting widespread attention by various countries around the world. In this context, the renewable energy industry has become a stimulus point for economic development and has great potential for development. Renewable energy industry financing is difficult due to its characteristics of high risk and long-term investment returns, and relying on existing financing channels make it present a glut of excess capacity. It is key to realize resource optimal allocation, solve overcapacity phenomenon and select the valid financing mode. This paper used Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) data and the data envelopment analysis (DEA) method to analyze the financing efficiency different parts of the global renewable energy industry and different ways of financing. It could be found that although the financing efficiency showed a trend of increasing year by year, the financing efficiency of each industry presented generally weak DEA efficiency, the comprehensive financing efficiency of wind power industry was higher. The article also found that the financing efficiency of project financing and Research and Development (R&D) were relatively high, and the equity market and venture capital and private equity were less efficient. The results of this paper play an important role in the overall financing status cognizance of the renewable energy industry and give suggestions about valid financing mode choice. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy industry; DEA; financing efficiency; financing mode; global renewable energy industry; DEA; financing efficiency; financing mode; global

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Lyu, X.; Shi, A. Research on the Renewable Energy Industry Financing Efficiency Assessment and Mode Selection. Sustainability 2018, 10, 222.

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