Financing

Financing is quickly become necessary for the successful adoption of renewable energy in the United States. If you want to sell geothermal or solar projects, you need to understand finance.

Great Resources
Finance 101 for Renewable Energy Pros
Finance 101 for Solar PV Pros
Mastering Commercial Solar Finance
The Complete Guide to Geothermal Tax Credits

Non-Obvious Skills Needed in the Solar Industry

This week I had the honor of participating in the first-ever SunCast Summit on Earth Day. The “Impact Your Career” session was a panel discussion between Shawn O’Brien (NABCEP), Brian Mehalic (Solar Energy International), Nico Johnson (SunCast), and me.

I learned something important from everyone on the panel. Most interesting to me was an update from […]

April 24th, 2020|Categories: Certification, Conferences and Events, Drones, Financing, Solar, Solar Finance||

New Free Course: Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing

PACE financing (property assessed clean energy financing) is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades, disaster resiliency improvements, water conservation measures, or renewable energy upgrades to buildings through property taxes.

This free 12-minute lecture: “Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing” is for contractors (large and small), the sustainability community, and anyone looking for a new way […]

Climate Change: Global Crisis + A Wealth-Creating Opportunity?

Boosting our economy – both nationally and globally – and solving humanity’s shared climate change challenge are not mutually exclusive endeavors. In fact, many of today’s brightest minds say they go hand in hand, and even make the case that climate change can be turned into a trillion dollar wealth-creating opportunity. A joint initiative of the Stanford Law School and […]

Data Center Essentials for Executives: A Beginner’s Guide

In the 21st century, all companies are information technology (IT) companies… most just don’t know it yet.
Jon Koomey helps executives modernize their IT organizations to speed up innovation, reduce costs, and increase revenues in his Data Center Essentials for Executives: A Beginner’s Guide
In this short course, Jonathan Koomey boils down what he’s learned as one […]

Why We Haven’t Crossed the Chasm in Residential Solar & What to Do

Just because we’re not shooting fish in a barrel doesn’t mean we’re moving past the late early majority, venturing into the mainstream, or “crossing the chasm” of residential solar. Since December 2015, I’ve been exploring the macro changes happening in the US residential solar markets and wondering where (and if) we were moving into mature […]