If you were a nonprofit and you Googled “solar for nonprofits”, very few solar installers would appear and the reason why is simple. Most installers don’t think nonprofit solar projects will pencil...
For a primer on PACE financing see HERE. While Utility and Residential solar grew more than 50% annually (from 2012-2015, no exact 2016 numbers yet), the Commercial sector’s growth has been...
As a state without a solar carve-out (no SREC market), and no net metering, Tennessee is expected to install 476 MW of solar electricity over the next five years, more than five times the solar...
1) Who will be off-taking the power? Make sure you find a suitable partner. In order to conduct project due diligence, financiers evaluate the creditworthiness of the counterparty that will utilize...
Solar integrators use all sorts of tools to complete the tasks that keep their businesses moving forward. These include the obvious hand and power tools to install the solar equipment and the less...
Lenders of solar loans include traditional community banks as well as specialty lending platforms. Unlike a third-party ownership (TPO) model, a homeowner that purchases their solar system outright...
The following is a general breakdown of the ideal tilts to meet the energy demand you are hoping to get out of an array: Year-round loads: Tilt angle equals latitude Winter loads: Tilt angle equals...
The emergence of the PPA and access to financing has been a game changer for the solar industry. Of course the improving technology, declining equipment costs, streamlining permit and net-...
Calculating the payback on an investment in a photovoltaic (PV) system is not as easy as it seems at first glance. Firstly, the elements of the calculation are different for homeowners than for...