Guidebook to Geothermal Finance

Paul Schwabe, Paul Schwabe (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This guidebook is intended to facilitate further investment in conventional geothermal projects in the United States. It includes a brief primer on geothermal technology and the most relevant policies related to geothermal project development. The trends in geothermal project finance are the focus of this tool, relying heavily on interviews with leaders in the field of geothermal project finance.Using the information provided, developers and investors may innovate in new ways, developing partnerships that match investors' risk tolerance with the capital requirements of geothermal projects in this dynamic and evolving marketplace.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages61
StatePublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Navigant Consulting, Boulder, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-6A20-49391


  • developers
  • financing
  • geothermal
  • geothermal electricity
  • investment
  • policy


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