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Analysing UK renewable energy yieldcos

Choosing one renewable energy closed-end fund over another isn’t straightforward. The different yieldcos available differ in size, the type of clean energy they use, the management fee they take and the financial gearing they employ. I explored the universe of different renewable energy yieldcos in a previous post, identifying a number of different listed structures. This time around I want to look at some of the different attributes and metrics of six UK-based yieldcos. The difficulty in assessing these yieldcos comes in evaluating the importance of different measures. Is the effective dividend yield most important to you? Or perhaps you’re trying to assess the financial structure in place or determine how efficient the renewable portfolio is?

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