Sara Rafalson's Blog Posts

Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - 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...

Sol Systems - 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....

Sol Systems - 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...

- 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 18, 2014

December 2014 Solar Project Finance Journal

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

- December 18, 2014

A Look Back at 2014: What Does a Shortage of Bankable Projects Mean for C&I Solar?

Solar project development is cyclical: more capital chases projects, oversupply of capital brings down yields, capital exits the space, more projects chase the money; rinse, lather,...

- November 20, 2014

The Road to Interconnection May Be Rocky

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...

- November 20, 2014

November 2014 Project Finance Journal

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

- November 18, 2014

Extra Credit for Whoever Gets C&I Credit Right

Unlike residential, which has standardized credit scores, or utility-scale, which generally has utility off-takers, commercial and industrial (C&I) credit is incredibly complex – and...

Sara Rafalson

Sara Rafalson

Sara Rafalson handles business development and strategic partnerships for Sol Systems' SREC business. She also oversees the Sol Systems customer service team, which covers 4,000 customer accounts and nearly 50 MW in capacity. Ms. Rafalson's...

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