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How Wall Street Capital Is Standardizing Commercial Solar Due Diligence

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, project capital is actually over-supplied. This is happening because many other places in the market are not seeing amazing returns, so Wall Street […]

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Sell Your Commercial Solar Projects to Investors

In this video, Noel Lafayette from SHR Energy discusses in step-by-step detail what a commercial solar developer needs do to sell a project to a solar fund. If you’re curious, I interviewed Noel in the beginning of 2014. The article is titled, “Advice from a $20MM Solar Investor.”

This article is the second part of a […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Solar Finance|Tags: , , , |

How Commercial Real Estate Owners Deal with Solar PPA Pricing Risk

In the 10-minute video above, Darien Crimmin, VP of Energy and Sustainability for WinnDevelopment, describes how he looks at the pricing risk of signing solar PPAs from the perspective of a large property owner. WinnDevelopment has a $2.5 billion real-estate portfolio across 23 states and Darien is responsible for determining if solar is built on their […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Solar Finance|Tags: , |

Solar Startup Guide – Version 2: New and Expanded with 30+ More Resources

In 2012, I published a basic “Solar Startup Guide” for professionals who wanted to expand a business into solar or start a new solar installation. The purpose was to provide some very basic questions that would efficiently lead professionals to material that were trying to research.

The guide was really successful. Over the past 2 years, […]

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Apply for HeatSpring’s Online Solar Startup Alley* Competition – Deadline: December 12th

*Startups include small businesses and new ventures with revenues of less than $1 million. 

I’m really excited to announce our online solar startup competition.

We created the competition because we noticed within our 6-week Solar Startup Accelerator that the single largest obstacle for companies in the solar supply chain launching new products and services is getting in front […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Categories: Solar, Solar Photovoltaics|Tags: , , |