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Why sale leasebacks? How this PPA solution gets commercial solar projects financed

Why sale leasebacks? How this PPA solution gets commercial solar projects financed

November 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

An increasing number of solar developers are realizing they can use sale-leaseback financing to take advantage of tax incentives for solar installations, and in turn, reduce costs, conserve cash, increase profitability and enhance their brands. Reducing energy costs is a major consideration for many businesses and government entities because theyRead More

Solar Site Design sees success after completing Tennessee’s Energy Mentor Network program

Solar Site Design sees success after completing Tennessee’s Energy Mentor Network program

November 13, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

The Energy Mentor Network, a mentorship program that supports energy entrepreneurs and startups in Tennessee, announced its first graduate, Solar Site Design. The Energy Mentor Network is run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee. The goal of the Energy Mentor Network is to fosterRead More

Three takeaways from SEIA white paper on financing C&I solar with C-PACE

Three takeaways from SEIA white paper on financing C&I solar with C-PACE

October 30, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

The commercial and industrial (C&I) sector remains the biggest opportunity for solar, but also the most frustrating to finance. We looked at some boutique financing concepts in our Sept./Oct. issue, and last week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Alta Energy jointly released a white paper highlighting an underutilized financing tool: CommercialRead More

West Hills Construction to develop 20-MW of rooftop solar tracker projects

West Hills Construction to develop 20-MW of rooftop solar tracker projects

October 11, 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

West Hills Construction, a fourth-generation family owned design/build general construction firm, is developing up to 20 MW of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects utilizing Edisun’s rooftop tracking technology, PV Booster. The first project developed under this partnership is a 1 MW solar array installed on 368,000 square feet of a 528,000Read More

Tech CU offers new program to finance commercial solar projects up to $2 million, no money down

Tech CU offers new program to finance commercial solar projects up to $2 million, no money down

October 5, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), in conjunction with Belvedere Solar Finance, is introducing a solar financing program for its commercial, non-profit and government members. The program will allow members to finance solar systems ranging in price from $100,000 to $2 million with no money down. All financing will be structuredRead More

Watch: Solar Optimum adds 780-kW SunPower system across Laguna Woods Village

Watch: Solar Optimum adds 780-kW SunPower system across Laguna Woods Village

September 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

SunPower Elite Dealer Solar Optimum is helping Orange County’s premier senior living community Laguna Woods Village embrace energy efficiency by installing an aggregate total of approximately 780 kW DC, producing 1,337,333 kWH, offsetting the common area load that the community was paying high Southern California Edison electricity bills for. ThisRead More

Home Depot to add rooftop solar systems to 50 store locations

Home Depot to add rooftop solar systems to 50 store locations

August 21, 2017 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

The Home Depot will be adding PV systems at 50 of its stores as part of a continued alternative energy portfolio expansion. The average store roof, at approximately 104,000 square feet, will accommodate 1,000 panels, and the project is estimated to reduce electricity grid demand by 30 to 35 percent annually at eachRead More

System designs like this squeeze as much energy out of your available space as possible.

Why energy density matters — and three ways to maximize it

August 7, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

In previous generations of solar installations, the primary cost-driver was the electricity-generating modules. But in the past five years, as costs for the modules themselves have fallen, myriad other costs have become far more central to making the economics of projects work. The increasing financial burden of fixed-cost items likeRead More

PG&E to fund $10.3 million in new multifamily rooftop solar projects

PG&E to fund $10.3 million in new multifamily rooftop solar projects

July 31, 2017 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is making $10.3 million available for the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program, which offers rebates for affordable solar energy to families in disadvantaged communities across Northern and Central California. Supported by the MASH program, solar energy can lower monthly energy costs for tenants, improveRead More

Nautilus Solar installing portfolio of commercial solar projects for Kilroy Realty

Nautilus Solar installing portfolio of commercial solar projects for Kilroy Realty

May 22, 2017 at 7:56 am Comments are Disabled

Kilroy Realty Corp., a West Coast REIT, and Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a national solar project development and asset management company, are breaking ground on a portfolio of commercial solar developments spread across 9 of Kilroy’s class A office properties located between Southern and Northern California. The decision to developRead More