Sol Systems Blog

- 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...

- September 16, 2014

September 2014 Project Finance Journal

Below, we have included excerpts from Sol Systems’ September 2014 Solar Project Finance Journal, which is a monthly email newsletter that our project finance team distributes to our...

- September 16, 2014

Hungry, Hungry YieldCos: Will They Find Project Pipeline to Satisfy Their Appetites?

The following is an excerpt from our Solar Project Finance Journal, a monthly electronic newsletter analyzing the solar industry’s latest trends based on our unique position in the...

- 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,...

- 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,...

- August 28, 2014

Interested in Developing a 650 kW+ Solar Project in Massachusetts? Think Again (Or Be Very Patient)

This week's announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) may have taken some Massachusetts solar developers by surprise. Immediately following the announcement...

- August 14, 2014

Disruptive Innovation Alert: Regulated Utilities Vie for a Piece of the DG Solar Pie

After gaining a reputation for being one of solar’s most outspoken naysayers, Arizona Public Service (APS) shocked the industry by announcing its intent to get into the residential...

- August 14, 2014

August 2014 Project Finance Journal

  Below, we have included excerpts from Sol Systems’ August 2014 Solar Project Finance Journal, which is a monthly email newsletter that our project finance team distributes to our...

- August 13, 2014

How Local and Regional Developers Can Compete with Solar Giants

Local and regional developers often seek our project finance team’s advice on bidding into requests for proposals (RFP’s), and how they can win against larger players. Truthfully, RFP’s...

- August 13, 2014

Insurance Companies Present Opportunity, Not Threat, to Solar Industry

A whitepaper from Zurich Risk Engineering cautioning against the installation of photovoltaic rooftop systems received some buzz this past month, with some solar industry insiders even...

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