Sara Rafalson's Blog Posts

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...

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...

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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