Sol Systems Blog

- 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...

- August 11, 2014

The Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out: High Drama at the State House

Change has come to the Massachusetts solar market, but not in the way many were expecting. Amid the controversy of this summer’s proposed changes to the Massachusetts solar market,,...

- August 08, 2014

Chill from Ohio RPS Freeze Extends to Neighboring Solar Markets

On June 13, Ohio made history by becoming the first state to “freeze” its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The passage of SB310 was a major setback for the renewable industry in...

- July 31, 2014

Massachusetts SREC-I Auction throws a curveball to the markets: What impact will this have on SREC-II projects.

Round II of the Massachusetts SREC-I clearinghouse auction failed to clear yesterday, July 30. A third round will be held on Friday, August 1st, 2014. As we described earlier in an...

- July 30, 2014

Massachusetts SREC Clearinghouse Auction Underway — Here’s What You Need to Know

The Massachusetts solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market is undoubtedly one the most complex incentive programs. Among its complexities is the annual clearinghouse auction mechanism,...

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