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Part 2. Solar Land Development Risks 101

This article is the second part in a three part series about how to identify land that is suitable for developing a ground mount solar project in Massachusetts. The inspiration for this post is my personal interest in acquiring some land to lease to a solar developer, in addition to building a house on it.

Part one […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Categories: Solar Finance|Tags: , |

Vote: Top 6 Finalists in HeatSpring’s Solar Startup Competition

It’s time to start the voting for Heatspring’s solar startup alley competition.

On December 1st, 2014, we introduced our online solar startup competition. We received more than 30 submissions and during December we picked the best 6 to go to the next round based on specific criteria.

We’re excited about this competition for two reasons: First, we like to […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Solar, Solar Sales & Marketing, Startups and Entrepreneurship|Tags: , |

Part 1: How to Find Land to Lease to a Solar Developer

Over the past 2 months, I’ve spent more and more time researching how and where would be a good place to invest some cash that would save the world, provide a nice return, and teach me some valuable skills.
I’ve been looking at buying land to build a house or cabin on and realized it might […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Categories: Solar Finance||

[Interview] Grid Storage Economics and Policy 101

There has been a huge amount of buzz about storage lately with more press hitting every week. SCE signed 250MW worth of contracts, Sandia is investing in battery reliability studies, the Navy is investing in micro-grids, Texas is evaluating storage, and New Jersey has issued an RFQ for a grid-scale energy storage solution.
I wanted to connect with an expert to […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Microgrid, Solar Finance||

How Wall Street Capital Is Standardizing Commercial Solar Due Diligence

NOTE: If you’re coming from HeatSpring’s newsletter and you want to watch the video presentation, please scroll down near the bottom of the article. 

One of the largest trends happening in solar right now is Wall Street capital flooding into the industry looking to buy projects quickly before 2016. One could suggest that in some markets, […]