The Solar Industry: A Year in the Life

The Solar Industry: A Year in the Life

My, oh my. How much can change in a year. As we close out another year of The Sol SOURCE, we reflect on how much has changed between Q4 2015 and Q4 2016. Last year, the solar industry was racing to a December 31, 2016 placed in service deadline, or else facing the...
Risky Business: Assessing Risk for Offsite Renewables

Risky Business: Assessing Risk for Offsite Renewables

Last month, we touched on basis risk as an advantage for solar compared to other energy technologies Although basis risk needs to be addressed, and is a natural starting point, we find other potential risks are often overlooked by host customers and developers. If...
The SOL SOURCE, November 2016

The SOL SOURCE, November 2016

The SOL SOURCE is a monthly journal that our team distributes to our network of clients and solar stakeholders. Our newsletter contains energy statistics from current real-life renewables projects, trends, and observations gained through monthly interviews with our...
Fueling the Tax Equity Machine

Fueling the Tax Equity Machine

The extension of the ITC and bonus depreciation continues to drive a strong solar market; however, it also exacerbates the tax equity “bottleneck” experienced by many developers and investors. Looking ahead to 2017, tax equity scarcity will likely grow. In January, we...
Room in the Breeze: Why Solar Competes for Offsite Renewables

Room in the Breeze: Why Solar Competes for Offsite Renewables

Offsite renewables have certainly been a hot topic in 2016. Last year, corporates procured 3.24GW of wind and solar energy combined. While wind has historically comprised the majority of offsite transactions, comprising nearly 85 percent of announced transactions, GTM...