Financing the future

With decades of experience in financing renewable energy projects, Commerzbank is a popular partner for OEMs, suppliers, project developers and investors.
  • From single components to operational facilities – we offer full service along the entire value chain
  • Our Centre of Competence Green Infrastructure Finance (CoC GIF, former CoC Energy) bundles extensive expertise in technologies, market participants and financing structures

An experienced partner for renewable energy financing

Commerzbank has been committed to financing renewable energy and other green infrastructure projects since the 1980s.

With loan commitments totalling around €9 billion, Commerzbank's CoC GIF ranks amongst the leading financiers for renewable energy in Europe.

Our focus is on wind and solar power technologies.

Our know-how includes adjacent technologies and green infrastructure in the broader sense, ranging from battery storage systems to networks.

Rooted in our European and North American core markets, we established a team in Singapore in 2023 to service markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

We offer a full suite of services in bilateral and syndicated non-recourse project financings, as well as the entire range of corporate banking services.

We structure and provide financing for both individual transactions and portfolios, based on long-term private-sector power purchase agreements (PPAs) and market prices where this is viable.

Project finance

How we support renewable energy and other green infrastructure projects looking for finance
  • Review the financial feasibility of requests
  • Identify potential financing sources that go beyond pure bank loans (e.g. export credit agencies, development banks or other promotional banks)
  • Act as mandated lead arranger in club deals and syndications
  • Calculate cash flows and scenario simulations
  • Check appraisals / due diligence
  • Prepare loan documentation

Receive the benefits of our know-how

Project and portfolio quality assessments, expertise in identifying potential for increasing project values

Flexible financing structures, involvement of supranational financing institutions, strong track record in executing projects on time

Long-term non-recourse project funding for single-purpose entities, portfolio transactions, pure construction loans, bridge financings until PPA closure, and mini-perm structures with shorter maturities and partial redemptions

Project Finance Portfolio

Corporate finance

Our corporate finance services for the renewable energy industry
  • Cash management
  • Bilateral and syndicated loans, Debt Capital Markets (DCM)
  • Investment banking products (Equity Capital Markets (ECM), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A))
  • Capital investments
  • Risk management (currencies, interest rates, commodities)
  • Liaising and coordinating financing and structuring issues

Corporate Finance Portfolio

Corporate banking for the renewable energy industry

Access to key renewable energy investors, project developers, OEMs and suppliers

Bid bonds, ECA-covered financing, commodities hedging, portfolio-based interest rate hedging, equity bridge financing

Early identification of new market opportunities in developed and developing markets, early recognition of new technological breakthroughs

Your contacts

At CoC Green Infrastructure Finance, our experts are there to help you with bilateral and syndicated project financings1 and all your corporate banking needs.
Dr. Fabian Schlüter

20 offshore wind farms and €1.3 billion in loan commitments speak for themselves – and for us

Commerzbank has been a tier-1 bank for offshore wind farm project financing for many years and has supported 20 offshore wind farms in Germany, France, Belgium, the US and Taiwan over the past years, including lead manager and hedging bank mandates.

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    We have different requirements for supporting your financing requests (dept capital), also depending on the complexity of the financing project. Dept capital amounts below certain thresholds usually do not justify the high level of effort involved in the credit check and documentation of non-recourse project financing and the related costs, which need to be borne by the borrower. We therefore look forward to receiving your financing inquiry for standard EEG projects in Germany from EUR 15 million and for all other projects from EUR 25 million onwards.