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Sol Systems Blog

- February 23, 2015

Will Commercial Solar Offtakers Ever Accept Form Legal Documents?

“We can unlock the potential of the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market if we only had form legal documents!” says everyone, all the time. If only it were that simple. Rule...

- February 19, 2015

February 2015 Solar Project Finance Journal

Below, we have included excerpts from Sol Systems’ February 2015 Solar Project Finance Journal, which is a monthly email newsletter that our project finance team distributes to our...

- February 19, 2015

Early Stage Pipeline? Yes, Please.

Traditionally, investors preferred to see a deal after it had reached certain milestones, such as executed site control and/or an electricity offtake agreement. Now, however, financiers...

- January 27, 2015

January 2015 Solar Project Finance Journal

Below, we have included excerpts from Sol Systems’ January 2015 Solar Project Finance Journal, which is a monthly email newsletter that our project finance team distributes to our network...

- January 23, 2015

In the Quest to Finance Smaller Commercial Solar Deals, Pipeline is King

Is the solar industry starting to pay more attention to the commercial solar market? From our vantage point, it seems that way, even if just slightly. We are increasingly being approached...

- January 22, 2015

Are Floating PPAs an Idea Worth Floating to Solar Investors?

We are seeing more and more developers structuring deals with floating, instead of fixed, power purchase agreements (PPAs) meaning that the value of the PPA is tied to electricity rates....

- January 21, 2015

The Solar Trade Case: A Matter of Cents or Certainty

The Department of Commerce announced that the 31% tariff on some Chinese module manufacturers may be slashed in half. Though the debate continues as to how these fluctuations will affect...

- January 06, 2015

What Happened to New York’s Megawatt Block Program?

A few months ago, we wrote extensively about New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) promising solar incentive program and its excellent, lessons learned,...

- December 23, 2014

As the Weather Turns Frightful, Keep Placed in Service Deadlines Delightful

The biggest story around this time of year is the rush to meet end-of-year placed in service deadlines for 2014 pipeline. In 2013, Greentech Media and SEIA reported that 44 percent...

- December 19, 2014

Illinois Solar Gets Closer to Game Time

The Illinois solar market is marching ahead to an eventful 2015.  Recent action on the Supplemental Procurement Plan means solar energy system owners should look for the Illinois SREC...

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