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Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - May 16, 2014

Will the Panel Price Bump be a Q3 Solar Deal Breaker?

Panel prices are trending up. Depending on module make, model, and the order size, the increase looks to be somewhere to the tune of 6-8 cents per watt, or a cost of 70-75 cents per...

Sol Systems - April 23, 2014

Financing Lessons Residential Solar Can Teach the Commercial and Industrial Sector

As new and old solar investors seek investment opportunities in distributed generation (DG) solar, there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the residential and commercial...

- April 09, 2014

Webinar Invitation – Everything You Need to Know about the Massachusetts SREC II Program

The Massachusetts solar renewable energy credit (SREC) program has been critical for driving the massive solar growth in the state. However, regulatory uncertainty has loomed since...

Sol Systems - March 05, 2014

Virginia Makes Progress Toward More Favorable Solar Market

It is no secret that Virginia lags far behind in its track record on solar energy, especially compared to neighboring states such as D.C., North Carolina, and Maryland. Thanks largely...

Sol Systems - February 06, 2014

Is the Pennsylvania Solar Market on the Rebound?

Pennsylvania has long been a model of a solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market gone wrong. The market was (and still is) four times oversupplied, and SREC prices fell to $20 in...

Sara Rafalson

Sara Rafalson

Sara Rafalson manages accounts for Sol Systems’ network of over 3,000 residential and small commercial customers. Additionally, she manages SREC installer partnerships and is responsible for Sol Systems' marketing and communications efforts....

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