Sol Systems Blog

- April 16, 2015

Legalize It: Behind the Movement to Make PPAs Legal

The PPA dominoes are beginning to fall: Iowa, South Carolina, and Georgia have opened up their markets to third party financing. North Carolina is among the states that may be next....

- April 16, 2015

Keep the Ship Sailing Smoothly in a Lumpy Solar Development Seascape

Nobody likes to sleep on a lumpy mattress, or to eat lumpy mashed potatoes, cream of wheat, or grits. Solar developers and investors don’t like lumpy solar markets either, but that...

- April 15, 2015

Prepaid PPAs: Nice, but “Nichey”

For commercial and small utility-scale solar, the prepaid PPA is a great idea — in theory. By prepaying for expected generation over the contract term, the long term price that the...

- April 13, 2015

Stall on Takeoff: NYSERDA Program Re-Emerges, Still Lacks Rooftop Opportunities

When NYSERDA announced on March 26 that they were withdrawing their >200-kW Megawatt Block program from launch for significant revision, we confess that we were optimistic.  Reportedly,...

- April 10, 2015

Illinois SREC Market Heats Up

It’s game time. Well, almost. The Illinois solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market is poised to take off, and the Illinois Power Agency’s (IPA) first Supplemental Photovoltaic Procurement...

- April 08, 2015

Making Residual Value Real: Where is Solar's Emilio Estevez?

It is no secret that costs of capital must decrease to make distributed generation a massively scaling resource. And, as costs of capital steadily decrease, the “residual value” — what...

- March 31, 2015

Is Community Solar Coming to Maryland?

Although renters or homeowners with shaded roofs may be ineligible to “go solar” themselves, they can subscribe to a share of a community solar project so that a portion of their electric...

- March 20, 2015

Why Option R is a Big Deal for Southern California’s Commercial Solar Market

Rate structure changes in favor of demand charges in both the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) utility territories have discouraged the development...

- March 17, 2015

Will 2015 Be the Year of Commercial Solar?

The numbers are out. Greentech Media and SEIA’s latest Solar Market Insight Report showed that commercial-scale solar’s growth has been less than impressive. In fact, their research...

- March 17, 2015

Are Company Acquisitions the Best Way for Utilities to Acquire Solar Pipeline?

In an attempt to get in on the solar game, there has been a trend whereby utilities are acquiring commercial solar companies. Most recently, Duke announced that it had acquired a major...

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