About Chris Williams

Chris Williams is from Faze1. Faze1 helps residential HVAC and solar companies laser focus their marketing by using big data to target homeowners based on their unique heating and solar characteristics.

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

What Commercial Solar Developers Need to Know about Yieldcos

If you’d like to listen the interview, please scroll to the middle of the article. 

There’s been a huge amount of buzz about yieldcos and their potential impact on financing more commercial solar projects by providing cheaper capital. There have been 8 IPOs in 2013 and 2014 with many more on the horizon.
If you need to brush […]

How Massachusett’s Alternative Energy Credit Prices Will Impact Heat Pump and Biomass Operating Costs

We passed the Massachusetts “Clean Heat Bill” in July 2014. The final bill number is S. 2214. 

The bill created a production-based incentive, similar to solar PV renewable energy credits (SRECs), for renewable thermal technologies including solar thermal, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solid biomass, and biogas.

In this article, I’ll explain how Alternative Energy […]

October 21st, 2014|Categories: Biomass, Solar, Uncategorized||