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Solar Lease vs Solar Loan vs Utility Rates vs Cash Purchase

(Used with permission. Source: http://cinnamonsolar.com/about-us/lease-borrow-or-buy/)

The above picture is one of my favorite graphs about the residential solar industry. The graph explains exactly why residential solar leasing is dying.

It was created by Barry Cinnamon from Cinnamon Solar as a sales tool for his residential solar business in California. In the interview below, I chatted with Barry […]

[Interview] Lessons Learned Developing Community Solar in Washington State

(Source: Joe Deets from Community Solar Solutions. Used with permission)

Today, I have a great interview for you community solar development lessons learned.

I spoke with Joe Deets from Community Solar Solutions in Washington State. Joe was responsible for lobbying in the state of Washington for a community solar bill and has developed a number of community […]

Part 3. Step by Step Process for Screening Land for Solar Development

This is the third article in a three part series about outlining the process for purchasing land with the intent to lease it to a solar developer. This is a personal project, but I felt it would be fun and appropriate to share the story with HeatSpring readers.

Part one focuses on investment criteria and a […]

Part 2 – Solar Land Development Risks 101

This article is the second part of 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 land to lease to a solar developer, in addition to building a house on it.

Part 1 of the series […]

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. 

***QUICK REMINDER: A vote means that you’re ACTUALLY interested in scheduling a sales call or demo with the company that you choose!***

On December 1st, 2014, we introduced our online solar startup competition. We received more than 30 submissions and during December we picked the best […]

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