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Are There More Willing Investors Than Bankable Solar Projects?

April 24, 2014 by Herman Trabish

There are now more investors with cash seeking projects. But there still is not enough tax equity, construction and term debt financing available for bankable renewables projects. While there is a distinct lending class for utility-scale solar and wind, there aren't for commercial and industrial distributed generation.[read more]

RET Review: Roadblock or Opportunity?

April 24, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Sometimes I wish I had decided to sell solar systems instead of research and advice. From the outside, it often seems like you guys are all making the big money and I’m just fiddling round the edges, but then I look at the volatility and complexity that you face and think I made the right decision.[read more]

Net Metering Is in the Air: Solar Energy Progress in Massachusetts and Other States

March 19, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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Massachusettes Solar

Last week, we reported on recent legislation in Massachusetts that would increase homeowners’ access to net metering across the state. The legislation would be good for solar, and it seems likely to pass in solar-friendly Massachusetts.[read more]

Can Distributed Storage Help Expand the Midwest Solar Energy Market?

March 1, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

When we looked at some of the most interesting state markets for distributed storage, Illinois did not make the top of the list. But northern Illinois, which is the westernmost part of PJM territory, is exactly where Intelligent Generation is looking to make inroads.[read more]

Arizona Preserves Net Metering by Charging a Small Fee to Solar Owners

November 15, 2013 by Herman Trabish
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After two days of impassioned public comment on the future of net metering, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 3-2 yesterday to charge $0.70 per kilowatt to solar owners to help offset utility revenue losses associated with the growth of rooftop solar.[read more]

Global Solar PV Installations Will Double, Hit Grid Parity By 2020

November 15, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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PV Growth

Continually declining solar photovoltaic prices will continue to power an international market surge, with annual installations doubling by 2020 en route to grid parity around the world, despite each international energy market presenting different conditions for PV growth.[read more]

Commercial Solar: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

September 6, 2013 by Nigel Morris
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Two issues when dealing with commercial solar installation are assessing the risk of things going wrong and how to compete in a distorted market, with a huge range of prices and varying degrees of compliance. I’m going to tell you a real story about just how wrong it can get.[read more]