Grants & Finance
BHA have referred us to their website, which has the following financial information
and RO data http://www.british-hydro.org/renewables.asp.
Re investment/funding for Microhydro. Contacts are being established with the Co-op Bank and Climate Change Capital, [comment by webmaster] more information later, but if anyone has an urgent requirement here would they please contact me.
Other useful sites
Steve Williams, Impetus [small loans possible]
141 Church Street Malvern WR14 2AN
01684 893883 077477 50482
http://www.smartestenergy.com Energy Purchaser
The Co-Operative Group are financing microhydro see here This is being investigated
Closed Consultation: Consultation on Renewable Electricity Financial Incentiveshttp://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/elec_financial/elec_financial.aspx.pdf file download available with details.
the Microgeneration certification Scheme http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/
Useful Financial & Legal data from Canada
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Other useful contacts
It is considered unwise to list Banks on the website as this may contravene rules on advertising Financial Services
However the following is published "on the net"
This gives the websites for the following:-
Merrill Lynch New Energy Technology Fund www.ml.com
Norwich Union Sustainable Future Funds www.norwichunion.com
Henderson Industries of the Future Fund www.henderson.com
Foresight Sustainable Development Funds www.foresightventurepartners.com
It should be remembered that Hydropower is a Long Term investment. Some probably Roman engineering works like leets are still usable, as are a number of later constructions. So the effect of cost inflation on the price of non hydro energy should always be considered in assessing Project Financial aspects.
Potential investors are invited to get in touch with Herehydro via a contact form
susteng.xls is a small program for assessing the financial viability of Sustainable Energy projects for concerns subject to profits tax, allowances for inflation included. This should be read in conjunction with http://www.eca.gov.uk/