Nearly three-quarters of advisers back renewable energy investment given the inflation protection it provides, according to a study commissioned by Albion Community Power (ACP).
A survey of 148 UK IFAs and wealth managers carried out by Albion Ventures' power generation company discovered 71% were interested in renewable energy investment opportunities.
Albion said ACP investors stand to gain exposure to income-producing inflation-linked returns targeted at approximately 6%.
Albion Ventures head of renewables David Gudgin said, "Our research shows that advisers are under no illusion of the growing importance of renewable energy as an investment opportunity given the inflation protection benefit it provides.
"However, there is a clear ‘knowledge gap' regarding the range of renewable energy investment schemes available to investors. More needs to be done by the industry as a whole in generating awareness of this sector."
The research found that only 52% of IFAs would rate their knowledge of renewable energy investment schemes as above average.
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