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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 solar financing space. To view the full Journal or subscribe, please e-mail pr@solsystemscompany.com. As we reported on last year, sponsor equity is in abundance as new players flock to…

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The Megawatt Block Program: Setting New York Solar Up for Success

Research support provided by Eric Lustgarten. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is getting closer to solidifying the next iteration of its solar incentive program with the creation of the Megawatt Block. Perhaps befitting what may be one of the last major new cash incentive programs for solar, it could be…

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2MW of Solar Energy Admitted into Cornell University

Today, Sol Systems announced it has successfully financed Cornell University’s Snyder Road Solar Farm, consisting of a 2MW array on eleven acres of Cornell property in the Town of Lansing. The capital sources for the transaction included development capital from Distributed Sun, sponsor equity from Building Energy Holding USA and a tax equity investment managed by…

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Sol Systems to Speak on Women in Solar Energy Webinar

Sol Systems Senior Associate, Sara Rafalson, will speak on a webinar on Women in Solar Energy, a newly formed non-profit resource and membership organization for women in the solar industry. Rafalson is a vice president of the non-profit organization, where she leads communications and efforts to coordinate volunteers through committees that support the group’s programmatic…

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D.C. Releases Proposed Community Solar Regulations

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 game was only just beginning as D.C. solar stakeholders awaited instructions from the D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) on how the program would be implemented. This fall,…

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Sol Systems Finances 944kW California Church Solar Project in Partnership with Washington Gas Energy Systems

Sol Systems announced today that it successfully financed a 944 kilowatt solar project in partnership with its investor client, Washington Gas Energy Systems (WGES), a subsidiary of WGL (NYSE: WGL). The operational solar energy system is located at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, Calif., and A-C Electric served as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider….

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Massachusetts Updates 2016 Managed Growth Allocation, Developers Still on Edge

Massachusetts solar developers breathed a sigh of relief after last week’s announcement. After the initial August 26th announcement that the 2016 Managed Growth Capacity Block would be 0MW, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) opened a public comment period.  As expected, solar stakeholders expressed their concern over the 2016 allocation, citing that the DOER…

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Solar Projects Aren’t the Only Thing We Bring to the Finish Line

Sol Systems Tops 360 Teams to Win 200 Mile Relay Race On September 12-13, nine members of the Sol Systems team ran a 200 mile relay race stretching from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC. Winding through hills and valleys, day and night, the team steadily made its way to the finish line, beating over 360…

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September 2014 Solar 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 network of clients and solar stakeholders. Our newsletter contains solar statistics from current real-life solar projects, trends and observations gained through monthly interviews with our solar project finance…

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

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 solar financing space. To view the full Journal or subscribe, please e-mail pr@solsystemscompany.com. The solar tariff dispute is leading to longer procurement times and altering module selection….

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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 solar financing space. To view the full Journal or subscribe, please e-mail pr@solsystemscompany.com. YieldCos remain one of the solar industry’s biggest buzz words, as they should be;…

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Solving the Sub-1 MW Solar Financing Gap

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 solar financing space. To view the full Journal or subscribe, please e-mail pr@solsystemscompany.com. The middle market, particularly projects in the 50kW – 200kW range, pose challenges to all…

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Trapped in the Down Elevator? A New Perspective on the Net Metering Debate

Given the endless blog articles rehashing the same old net metering arguments, perhaps it can be helpful to examine the experience of another industry.   Specifically, what is probably, after solar, the renewable energy and smart grid storage device with by far the highest market penetration.  I refer of course to the biomass-aerobic-respiration-assisted elevated kinetic energy mass…

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Interested in Developing a 650 kW+ Solar Project in Massachusetts? Think Again (Or Be Very Patient)

Yesterday’s announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) may have taken some Massachusetts solar developers by surprise. Immediately following the announcement of the allocations for the 2014 and 2015 Managed Growth capacity, commercial and utility scale solar developers across New England began counting down the days to when the 2016 capacity amount would…

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Meet the Sol Systems SREC Customer Service Team

Meet the Sol Systems Customer Service (CS) Team: Sara Rafalson, Alex Mas, Victoria Ngare, and Bridget Callahan. Together, they manage accounts for Sol Systems’ customer base of over 4,200+ solar energy system owners in thirteen states who rely on Sol Systems to sell their solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). Their responsibilities are broad, including customer…

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How SREC Markets Streamline Solar Financing & Stimulate Market Growth

Solar renewable energy credit (SREC) markets are a highly efficient tool for financing solar projects. This market-based mechanism saves a lot of headache for policymakers and stakeholders alike while stimulating the growth of solar on much of the East Coast.

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Sol Systems COO & General Counsel Stephanie Smith Named C3E Award Finalist

The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Ambassadors has named Sol Systems General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Stephanie Smith, as a finalist for its annual awards program for mid-career women’s leadership and achievement in clean energy. The C3E Initiative was launched in 2010 by the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial, serving to create opportunities for…

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Sol Systems Closes First Half of $100 Million Q3 Investment in North Carolina Solar

Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar farms have begun producing power, racking up another 18.2 MW, equal to taking about 2,400 passenger vehicles off the road for the year.  A significant portion of the investment responsible for the projects was managed by Washington, D.C.–based solar investment and financing firm, Sol Systems. “Tax structured investments have been critical…

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Sol Systems CFO Installs Solar Array on Maryland Home

This summer,  Sol Systems’ very own CFO, George Ashton, had a 9.78 kW solar array installed on the roof of his Maryland home. Pictures of the system can be seen below.  

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Employee Spotlight: Anna Noucas

At Sol Systems, our team is our number one asset. Their dedication and passion for bringing creative financing solutions to the solar industry are essential to our company’s success. Our company has experienced a lot of recent growth, and we are proud to employ some of the brightest talent in the renewable energy industry. This month,…

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