In a recent conversation with a young woman, I had an epiphany about why working in solar is good for the soul. She had just returned from volunteering in Greece to help Syrian refugees receive care and assistance upon entry into the country. While listening to her, I began to think that perhaps my job […]
Happening on the Solar Executive MBA Discussion Board…
Construction Debt/Loans, SRECs & Purchasing vs. Leasing a Site
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 […]
Sarah Gaddis and Jodi White work at BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, a Solar PV organization dedicated to supporting local, independent installers by offering only a select group of top-quality products. Sarah and Jodi spoke with us about their roles at BayWa r.e., their experience in the industry and their recent benchmark of becoming a 55% female operated company.
In the article below, Chris Lord, HeatSpring’s expert instructor, outlines when and why detail in modeling cash flows from a renewable energy project really matters.
Modeling forces us to confront the troubling “unknowns” about our project, and that implicates two curious aspects of human nature.
The purpose of modeling is to help us get a handle […]