Solar MBA: Contract Financing Language, Site/Land Leases and MOU’s

Chris Lord and Keith Cronin tackle student questions on the Solar Executive MBA Discussion board…
Power Purchase Agreement Financing Language
Student 1: I have a follow up question about Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) financing. You indicated agreements with penalties for failure to deliver power, or get the system built, are very difficult to finance. What is typical (and/or […]

Why Will Net Metering Dissolve? What Should Residential Solar Pros Do?

Hawaii has officially abolished net metering (NEM) and switched to a different metric for compensating consumers for their non-firm energy… so what is the industry to do?

If you are in the residential solar field today, changes are coming to your neighborhood very soon. Be prepared for how your business will be forced to adapt, as this could […]

Economic Modeling Basics for A Solar Project

Happening on the  Solar Executive MBA Discussion Board…
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Construction Debt/Loans, SRECs & Purchasing vs. Leasing a Site
Student 1:

1. What is the difference between project debt and the construction loan?
2. What is SREC and Single SREC?
3. If the site is purchased and not leased, would one discount the purchase price with the same hurdle rate as the Customer NPV […]

Why SunEdison’s Stock Dropped 50% in 3 Weeks and How You Can Avoid This in Your Own Solar Development

SunEdison has climbed up the ladder to become the world’s largest renewable energy service provider, but it has come at a cost.

Many people believe that they’re on a trajectory similar to the traditional energy service providers, like Duke Energy, PSEG, PGE, Next Era, and others.

But there’s a fundamental problem that spooked investors and hedge funds […]

August 25th, 2015|Categories: Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

Solar Executive MBA – Learn How to Model, Price, and Find Investors for Your Commercial Solar Projects

Whose job is it to understand all of the numbers behind a commercial or utility-scale solar project?
“That’s somebody else’s job,” is the response we hear from most people in the solar industry.  We built the Solar Executive MBA for those who want to do the hard part.

When you’re at the top of your organization, where […]