Yieldcos have dominated the renewable energy financing and M&A agenda over the past two years.
yieldcos are listed investment funds that target contracted renewable energy assets. the majority of the cash flows generated from the sale of electricity from these assets are distributed as dividends to shareholders., yieldcos pay an attractive dividend yield, ranging from 3.93% at the lower end (Nextera energy Partners) to 9.71% at the high end . this high dividend and the potential for stock appreciation has attracted a range of investors, from short-term investors such as hedge funds to long-term low risk institutional investors.
For more information pls go through attached PDF….North America Renewable Energy Brief – Yieldcos Fall 2015 (final)