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Sol Systems - October 20, 2014

Can Solar Financing Partnerships Make the Middle Market Work?

With few exceptions, most commercial projects we see come from developers going out to the market with each individual project, which will then go to the highest bidder. That sounds...

Sol Systems - October 17, 2014

It’s Time to Ask the Wallflower Solar Markets to the Dance

If commercial solar project finance was high school, hot markets such as New York, California, Hawaii, and North Carolina would be the “it” girls: everyone is talking about them, and...

Sol Systems - October 17, 2014

October 2014 Project Finance Journal

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

Sol Systems - October 16, 2014

Is Your Solar Investor the Real Deal? How To Be Sure.

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...

Sol Systems - September 26, 2014

D.C. Community Solar Regulations Proposed

On October 1st 2013, the D.C. legislature passed the Community Solar Renewables Energy Act (B20-007), making D.C. the tenth state to pass community solar legislation. However, the waiting...

Sol Systems - September 18, 2014

Solving the Sub-1-MW Solar Financing Gap

The middle market, particularly projects in the 50-kW to 200-kW range, pose challenges to all financiers, including us. So, what do we do when developer partners call us to finance...

Sol Systems - September 16, 2014

September 2014 Project Finance Journal

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

Sol Systems - September 16, 2014

Hungry, Hungry YieldCos: Will They Find Project Pipeline to Satisfy Their Appetites?

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...

Sol Systems - September 16, 2014

Get in Line and Get Creative: How to Deal with Module Price Changes

The solar tariff dispute is leading to longer procurement times and altering module selection. Now, as developers build out their initial design specs with a specific module in mind,...

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...

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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