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May 2022

Leyline Outlines How to Start and Operationalize a Clean Energy Development Company, Highlights Bridge Capital & More

If you are new to Leyline Renewable Capital, our mission is to fight climate change by providing flexible capital solutions to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy. As former developers, the Leyline team knows the challenges in the project development cycle and has the expertise and capital to help.

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CLEAN ENERGY LEADERS

Interested in Starting Your Own Clean Energy Development Business?


Clean energy project development requires an immense amount of time and financial resources. So what should you consider before starting your own development company? 


We sat down with the founder and CEO of NovoHydrogen, Matt McMonagle, and highlighted the top ten things we think you should consider before starting your clean energy development business. 

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FUNDING THE FUTURE

How to Create Your Renewable Energy Development Strategy


Once you start your own clean energy development business, it's necessary to strategize and operationalize to grow your business.


To create your renewable energy development strategy, first you must select a market. Next, identify the optimal development site for your project. Check out our full guide to developing projects as you grow your business.

Worth a Look

WHAT IS LEYLINE BRIDGE CAPITAL?

Leyline offers a financing instrument for developers called “Leyline Bridge Capital," suited for late-stage projects that have yet to be constructed, providing experienced developers the necessary capital to cover short-term expenses or to take advantage of a time-limited opportunity. Learn more about this finance solution.


460 MEGAWATTS IN 12 MONTHS: HOW BELLTOWN POWER ACCELERATED ITS PORTFOLIO WITH LEYLINE

In early 2020, Belltown Power was at an inflection point for its US-based operations. The renewable energy developer expanded into the United States a few years earlier after a successful track record in the United Kingdom. The developer created a solid pipeline of assets in Texas and Pennsylvania and saw a unique opportunity to scale into Kentucky, Michigan and Illinois. 


However, Belltown's ability to grow was limited because the company’s capital was tied to projects on its balance sheet in ERCOT and PJM. Belltown needed to cover new development costs in additional states until the sale of certain other advanced projects would bring an influx of cash. Enter Leyline. Read the full case study.

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Latest from Leyline

NORTH CAROLINA STATE ENERGY CONFERENCE

Last month, Leyline’s CEO Erik Lensch was a featured plenary speaker at the North Carolina State Energy Conference on the panel entitled “The Relationship of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to Clean Energy Today.” Erik and fellow industry leaders discussed how they incorporate ESG principles into their company relationships and goals. Read the recap here.


LEYLINE WELCOMES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR TODD KICE

Join us in welcoming former renewable energy developer Todd Kice as managing director of origination. With more than 12 years of experience in development and more than 17 years in finance, Todd is the perfect fit for his new position and we are excited to have him. Read about his new role here and stay tuned for next month when we sit down with Todd to learn more about his background and goals at Leyline.

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