GET.invest has adapted its support to the Covid-19 crisis. Applicants can indicate whether they require short-term support to deal with acute finance-related challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation. We will screen all submissions accordingly and fast-track our support to such applicants.
The GET.invest Finance Catalyst links renewable energy projects and companies with finance opportunities and vice versa, targeting small- and medium-scale renewable energy opportunities, currently in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific region.
It provides advisory support on investment strategy, business case structuring, as well as accessing finance through a team of dedicated experts with extensive experience in renewable energy project development and finance.
Many of these projects and companies are challenging for financiers to engage in due to their relatively small ticket size and due to the financiers’ limited experience with these technologies and new business models. Project and business developers may lack the experience, networks or time to identify appropriate sources of finance, resulting in high transaction costs and few projects reaching financial close.
The GET.invest Finance Catalyst team assists private-sector driven renewable energy projects and companies. We can support independent power producers (IPPs), commercial and industrial solutions, mini-grids, solar home system businesses and solar distributors, energy services companies (ESCOs and DESCOs), energy efficiency and clean cooking projects.
Projects and businesses with strong underlying fundamentals can be supported to access debt and equity, possibly combined with grants, aiming to reach financial close. Our support covers the entire spectrum of renewable energy technologies. The team has dealt with wind, solar, hybrid, hydro, biomass and biogas projects in a variety of business models.
Our services are fully complementary to other support and financing instruments in so far as they assist market participants in accessing them, and help these instruments towards stronger traction and results.