Category: solar financing

Window Street Financial Aims to Let the Fresh Air in for Solar Financing

The UC Berkeley-based startup wants to ‘eliminate the wall in Wall Street’ and make solar financing a place where customers know – and like – their lenders.
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Will the End of Solar Subsidies Kill or Strengthen the Solar Industry?

A new white paper from Stanford University argues that the coming end of the big federal solar subsidy may end up helping the solar boom -- but not everyone agrees.
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Why 2015 Will Be a ‘Transformative Year’ for Renewable Energy in the US

This year (as well as the next two years) may mark a turning point for renewable energy in the US, as solar and wind grow -- and some incentives fall away).
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How a Home Solar Financing Tool Can Also Save California Water

As the Golden State suffers through a historic drought, PACE financing -- which can be used to make home solar more affordable -- can also fund home water efficiency projects.
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Grid Alternatives Brings Smart Solar Financing Option to Low-Income Homeowners

In a groundbreaking program, the nonprofit solar installer will pay for a solar lease so it can access incentives and spread solar to more low-income areas.
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The USDA Has Become Farmers’ Best Friend for Clean Energy

The new Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is bringing $280 million in grants and loans for clean energy on America's farms.
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Claudia Wentworth’s Personal Charge: Bring Down the Price of Solar

The CEO of Quick Mount PV is in the midst of reimagining the entire installation process as a way to bring the price of solar down to $1 per watt or less.
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Google Invests Another $300M to Help SolarCity Spread the Solar Boom

The latest investment by the internet giant in the solar giant will expand the solar boom by about 25,000 new solar homes and 500 MW of new solar capacity.
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Solar Financing Guide Explores the Ins and Outs of Leases, Loans

The Clean Energy States Alliance has published an in-depth report on how homeowners should approach solar financing for the best possible deal.
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Solar Industry Heavyweights Step in to Standardize Solar Financing

SolarCity, Sunrun and others are picking up the reins of an effort to make PPAs, leases and solar financing in general as straightforward as possible.
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