PURPA Reign

Michigan Could Grow Solar Market with New Avoided Cost Methodology

Blog Grace Kankindi | June 21, 2017

PURPA Reign: Michigan Could Grow Solar Market with New Avoided Cost Methodology

Recently, the Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) approved a final order to the approach the Consumers Energy Company (“Consumers Energy”)…
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Blog William Patterson | April 19, 2017

Cash Purchase vs. PPA in the Commercial Market: Own Your Situation

In 2016, 47 percent of new residential solar customers chose cash deals with their new systems as opposed to signing…
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Blog Ben Margolis | November 17, 2016

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…
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Blog Andrew Dewey | May 02, 2016

Providing Value: Certainty in Financing

For developers seeking financing for a sub-500kW project, all-in price is never the only consideration. The price of a project…
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Blog Sara Rafalson | April 14, 2016

Development Capital: Giving Local and Regional Developers a Leg up on the Competition

It is not always easy being a local or regional solar developer going head-to-head with a national giant to win…
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Blog Andrew Dewey | March 07, 2016

So, You’re Developing a Sub-500kW Solar Project…

Sol Systems reviews all types of solar projects for investment, from small non-profits up to large utility- scale solar farms,…
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Blog Ben Margolis | August 12, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Storage – A Primer

Batteries have been blowing up lately. No, I’m not talking about EV battery fires. I’m talking about the immense hype…
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Blog Sara Rafalson | April 14, 2015

Prepaid PPAs: Nice, but “Nichey”

For commercial and small utility-scale solar, the prepaid PPA is a great idea… in theory. By prepaying for expected generation…
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Blog Sara Rafalson | February 18, 2015

Will Commercial Offtakers Ever Accept Form Legal Documents?

“We can unlock the potential of the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market if we only had form legal documents!”…
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Blog Sara Rafalson | February 18, 2015

Early Stage Pipeline? Yes, Please.

Traditionally, investors preferred to see a deal after it had reached certain milestones, such as executed site control and/or an…
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