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

Explaining the Value of Solar to Customers

With such a long list of benefits, you’d think solar panels would sell themselves. But many potential customers still need convincing before they can make the jump to green living. As beneficial as solar panels are for reducing a household’s carbon footprint and increasing its energy efficiency, the cold, hard facts about the benefits of […]

Solar Partnership Flip: Alive and Well in 2016

Chris Lord discusses partnership flips under the IRC
As Mark Twain once said, “News of the recent death of the partnership flip for solar transactions is greatly exaggerated.”

Okay, he didn’t exactly refer to partnership flips; he was talking about a newspaper article that prematurely reported his death. But in the case of the partnership flip in […]

Solar Women Summer Series: Enabling the New Energy Economy

Elena Lucas is the CEO and Co-Founder of UtilityAPI, an enterprise software company delivering access to energy usage data. Lucas is an active Board Member of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability, a former Pacific Gas and Electric Company Business Finance Analyst and the curator of ElenaLucas.co, an aggregation site featuring Bay Area career development opportunities for women working in […]

Building Microgrids? Four Economic Factors to Consider

Microgrids are poised to alter the economics and topology of the electricity grid, ultimately transforming the electricity industry as we know it. In this article, we discuss the four economic factors to consider before and during microgrid development and provide an opportunity for designers, policymakers, and industry experts to join a community of microgrid professionals […]

October 28th, 2014|Categories: Financing, Microgrid|Tags: , , |

Community Solar 101

There’s been a lot of buzz about community solar lately. While the amount of investment in community solar projects is a fraction of the investment of the entire solar industry, there are a few leaders who recognize the incredible potential of community solar.

Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing a series about community solar. […]