Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

AJ Jenkins - September 24, 2014

PACE Financing Set to Expand Commercial Solar Market

In the United States, access to third-party financing has been a main driver in bringing solar projects of all sizes across the finish line. Availability of third-party power purchase...

Hal Harvey - September 23, 2014

NYC's Clean Energy Programs Take Center Stage

As Climate Week 2014 quickly approaches, all eyes are on New York City (NYC), the host of this year’s events. And given the recent release of New York’s progressive draft State Energy...

John Farrell - September 22, 2014

Solar Lease or Ownership? The Ultimate Solar Calculator "App" Helps You Choose

A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential comeback of solar ownership relative to leasing, as the cost of rooftop solar PV continues to fall and new financing options make ownership...

Doug Young - September 19, 2014

Canadian Solar Joins China Solar Financing Club

Canadian Solar has joined a growing field of Chinese solar panel makers entering the risky business of speculative development in China, with its launch of a new locally-based fund...

Lanre Okanlawon - September 18, 2014

Building a Viable Solar Marketplace in Nigeria

In countries where there are established markets for alternative and renewable energy sources, economic and financial inducements such as feed in tariffs, tax incentives, net metering...

Sol Systems - September 18, 2014

Solving the Sub-1-MW Solar Financing Gap

The middle market, particularly projects in the 50-kW to 200-kW range, pose challenges to all financiers, including us. So, what do we do when developer partners call us to finance...

UnThink Solar - September 17, 2014

Can the Disembodied Voice of Matthew McConaughey in a Video Sell Solar for NRG Home?

Last week I constructively critiqued Sunrun’s latest solar video marketing efforts. This week, I caught a new video from NRG Home, NRG's residential solar division. Like Sunrun, NRG...

Leslie Blodgett - September 17, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Resource Prospects in East Africa’s Rift Valley

The map above shows geothermal prospect areas in East Africa’s Rift Valley region. This month the Geothermal Energy Association looks forward to hosting delegates from Djibouti, Kenya,...

Sol Systems - September 16, 2014

Get in Line and Get Creative: How to Deal with Module Price Changes

The solar tariff dispute is leading to longer procurement times and altering module selection. Now, as developers build out their initial design specs with a specific module in mind,...

Sol Systems - September 12, 2014

Trapped in the Down Elevator? A New Perspective on the Net Metering Debate

Given the endless blog articles rehashing the same old net metering arguments, perhaps it can be helpful to examine the experience of another industry.   Specifically, what is probably,...

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