BENZINGA - On Tuesday, Deutsche Bank analyst Vishal Shah published a report initiating both 8point3 Energy Partners LP CAFD and TerraForm Power Inc TERP with a Buy rating.

Both 8point3 and TerraForm are YieldCo vehicles, publicly traded companies created for the purpose of owning operating assets that will predictably produce cash flow. This predictable cash flow primarily comes from long-term contracts.

Not all income investors are aware of this asset class, but according to Shah, "The YieldCo phenomenon is global, growth rates are likely to be much faster than MLPs and size of the market is likely to be much larger than the oil and gas sector."


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