SCCCL's Clean Energy Investment-India project took place from 2010 through 2012. The purpose of the project was to facilitate U.S. investments in clean energy projects in India, an estimated $1.1 trillion market. Toward this aim, the project developed contracts drafted in consultation with leading U.S. and Indian attorneys and experts. These contract templates are available for free download. The Sujana Group generously provided financial support for this project.
Clean energy projects are one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. This project aimed to harness financial support for these promising projects on the theory that win-win opportunities exist in the sector. In particular, by investing U.S. funds in Indian clean energy projects:
U.S. investors will potentially gain excellent financial returns and reduce global emissions.
Indian industry would benefit from reduced production costs and emissions.
However, high perceived or actual transaction costs have greatly inhibited such investments in India. The project therefore created and made available, free-of-charge, contract templates subject to deal-specific adjustments.
By so doing, the project hopes to facilitate the reduction of transaction costs, clearing away one of the major impediments to clean energy initiation.