For the past three years, LevelTen Energy has been publishing its quarterly PPA Price Index report, the renewable energy industry’s only source of data on real power purchase agreement (PPA) price offers updated within the last 90 days. The report helps clean energy buyers, sellers, advisors and investors understand price trends, benchmark deals, and prepare for what’s ahead.
In the fourth quarter, European solar prices continued to rise, reflecting high development costs and an unstable regulatory environment. Meanwhile, wind PPA contract availability plummeted as developers continued struggling to secure project siting and construction permits. The report also features a deep dive on the European Commission’s proposal on expanded government contract-for-difference (CfD) schemes. Our analysis examines the effectiveness of CfD schemes as a mechanism to fund renewable buildout in Europe, and contrasts that with the PPA market, which continues to provide a growing source of project funding.
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