Wind projects look to export finance as new markets open

(Windpower Monthly, London, 28 February 20130) Europe's wind turbine manufacturers need to push outside of their traditional onshore markets is creating an ever-greater role for export credit agencies (ECAs) in project financing. With banks now highly risk averse, ECAs are being asked to increase their participation in wind financings in new Eastern European markets, Anna Marie Owie, chief underwriter at Danish export credit agency EKF, told delegates at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) conference in Vienna, Austria, last month.