Sara Rafalson's Blog Posts

Sol Systems - 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...

- March 16, 2015

Why QFs Should Qualify for Your Attention

The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) was implemented to encourage, among other things, the development of renewable energy sources. Under PURPA, electric utilities...

Sol Systems - February 23, 2015

Will Commercial Solar Offtakers Ever Accept Form Legal Documents?

“We can unlock the potential of the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market if we only had form legal documents!” says everyone, all the time. If only it were that simple. Rule...

Sol Systems - February 19, 2015

February 2015 Solar Project Finance Journal

Below, we have included excerpts from Sol Systems’ February 2015 Solar Project Finance Journal, which is a monthly email newsletter that our project finance team distributes to our...

Sol Systems - February 19, 2015

Early Stage Pipeline? Yes, Please.

Traditionally, investors preferred to see a deal after it had reached certain milestones, such as executed site control and/or an electricity offtake agreement. Now, however, financiers...

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....

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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