The Best Way to Sell Solar, According to a Nobel Prize Winning Economist

“So Myron, have you installed solar panels on your house?” I asked. The answer was no: “I have these magnificent redwood trees, so that gives me trouble”…

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON BLOG.AURORASOLAR.COM ON 9/3/2016
…Indeed, we performed a shading analysis on Myron’s house with Aurora Solar. Shading from the trees prevented his roof from receiving enough irradiance […]

The SunEdison Collapse & Today’s Solar Market

It’s ugly out there. The folding of SunEdison has been a disaster for the industry.
With the recent SolarCity announcement of Elon and the Rive Brothers using their cashed-in stock options to create a short term bond, what does this mean for an industry in spasm? Their term loan obligation, coming December 31st, of $250 million will also put […]

Volta: A Start-Up Company Powering West Africa

As the solar and clean energy industry grows, it’s no surprise that the target market for renewable energy technologies is now expanding to include developing communities and countries.
In fact, a host of new start-ups and innovative business models are emerging to fill this niche. One such start-up is Volta, a company currently working in Ghana […]

Microgrids: Creation, Implementation and Finance/Policy Concerns

HeatSpring is proud to announce our newest microgrid course: Microgrid Design & Implementation
Microgrids are the future of energy production and distribution, but very few people understand how to create a successful microgrid. In this course, microgrid expert Dr. Andrew Skumanich provides a practical foundation for understanding microgrids and how to build them.

The course includes a detailed […]

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 […]