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Financing Solutions to Help Your Business — Solar Engine. How To Reduce Your Solar Bid By 15% For ANY Nonprofit Solar Project. Step 3: Select Your Financing - Elements Capital Group. Step 3 : Select Your Financing At Elements Capital Group, we connect the dots between the consumer, the contractor and the lender in a way that simplifies the entire lending process.

Step 3: Select Your Financing - Elements Capital Group

Loans are made directly through the lender to the consumer—they do not go through Elements Capital Group or the energy contractor. Why is Commercial Solar a Good Investment?<br /> Solar Investment Returns and the 5 Key Factors<br />   Optimizing Utility Solar and Commercial Solar through LCOE. $324 Million In Economic Stimuli Across Florida Thanks To YgreneWorks PACE. Clean Power Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan January 9th, 2017 by Cynthia Shahan.

$324 Million In Economic Stimuli Across Florida Thanks To YgreneWorks PACE

Solar Engine. Step 3: Select Your Financing - Elements Capital Group. Lightyear Capital. Lightyear Capital Announces $95 Million Investment in Ygrene Energy. NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lightyear Capital LLC (“Lightyear”), a New York-based private equity firm focused on financial services investing, today announced that an investment fund affiliated with Lightyear has completed an investment of $95 million in Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc.

Lightyear Capital Announces $95 Million Investment in Ygrene Energy

(“Ygrene”), a provider of residential, multifamily, and commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) financing. This capital will allow Ygrene to continue to grow and brings Ygrene’s combined asset and operating capital raised to over $1 billion. Ygrene makes home and building improvements easy, accessible, and affordable through the PACE program, which enables property owners to finance projects through their property taxes. Ygrene is headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA and is currently approved to provide PACE financing in over 319 cities and counties across California, Florida, and Missouri. Mark F. How offsite PPAs change the game for solar professionals.

Like many of its peers, the management team at the National Aquarium in Baltimore struggled to find an adequate solution to meet its renewable energy goals.

How offsite PPAs change the game for solar professionals

Given the unique architecture of the building, the National Aquarium’s limited and aging rooftop could not support meaningful electricity generation. Determined to make a substantial environmental impact, and equally resolved to support local development in Maryland, the National Aquarium entered into an offsite power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 4.3-MW PV project. Located in nearby Cambridge, Md., and online as of May, the system will generate nearly 6,000 MWh of energy in its first year of operation, enough power to meet nearly 40 percent of the National Aquarium’s electricity needs for the next 25 years.

The Cambridge project embodies the Aquarium’s core conservation values and does so in a fiscally sustainable way. Before examining the new trend, let’s take a step back to get a better sense of just how far the market has come. CAP Solar – Saving money using solar energy for smaller non-profit organizations. Depreciation of Solar Energy Property in MACRS. Businesses rely on policy certainty to make long-term investment decisions.

Depreciation of Solar Energy Property in MACRS

SEIA supports smart tax policy that drives continued innovation in the solar industry. Depreciation is one aspect of the tax code that facilitates greater investment in renewable energy and ultimately lower costs for consumers. CommercialITC Factsheet Final. CivicPACE Program - Obtain Solar Energy Finance - The Solar Foundation. Supported by the U.S.

CivicPACE Program - Obtain Solar Energy Finance - The Solar Foundation

Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, the CivicPACE Program is working to support solar energy deployment by bringing property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing to tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits, affordable housing, faith based institutions, and schools. Property Assessed Clean Energy offers a secure way to finance 100% of the cost of energy saving building improvements, like solar energy, using capital provided by local government or private lenders. Loans are repaid through a building owner’s property taxes over a period typically lasting twenty years. By the end of 2013, the cumulative value of projects financed via commercial property-assessed clean energy (PACE) reached nearly $60 million – almost five times the amount seen just two years prior.1. The Economics of Solar Power Are on the Rise.

Morgan Stanley Blue Papers, a product of our Research Division, involve collaboration from analysts, economists and strategists across the globe and address long-term, structural business changes that are reshaping the fundamentals of entire economies and industries around the globe.

The Economics of Solar Power Are on the Rise

For the first time, the cost of generating electricity from the sun can compete with traditional sources of power in a number of key markets. HistretSP. LFC Capital. Investment Banking, Orange County, CA. Better Buildings Initiative. Not sure where to start on energy efficiency financing?

Better Buildings Initiative

Use this page to explore financing options and see how they compare to each other. Anywhere in the page, click on a Financing Option Button to learn more about that option, including how to connect with Financial Allies who can finance your projects. Energy efficiency is a powerful way to reduce operating costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the reliability of buildings. However, upfront costs are a major barrier to getting energy efficiency projects done. Many organizations don’t have the capital available to pay for the equipment, installation, and servicing of energy efficiency upgrades out of pocket. Better Buildings Initiative. Energy Efficiency Financing Navigator. Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center. Commercial.energizeny.

New financing methods could make solar more viable for non-profits. By: Philippe Hartley, SPW contributor Uncle Sam’s tax code unwittingly sends American non-profit corporations to the back of the solar line.

New financing methods could make solar more viable for non-profits

Step 3: Select Your Financing - Elements Capital Group. Pacific Mercantile Bank - Press Release. COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced the launch of its Solar and Renewable Energy Lending Group, which will offer specialized financing to companies engaged in sustainable, renewable energy projects across the United States.

Pacific Mercantile Bank - Press Release

“Renewable energy financing is an excellent fit with our commercial banking platform,” said Tom Vertin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank. “We specialize in developing the type of customized, flexible financing solutions required for small-scale renewable energy commercial projects. Capitalizing on the strong demand for renewable energy financing will provide another catalyst for growing our commercial loan portfolio in the years ahead.”

The new lending group will be led by Scott Reising. Mr. WHEEL Named Energy Efficiency Deal of the Year by Environmental Finance. EPC’s Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL) Program was named the “Energy Efficiency Deal of the Year” by Environmental Finance. The deal, $12.58 million in unsecured residential energy loans finalized in June 2015, was the world’s first securitization of energy efficiency loans.

EPC and its partners Citi, Renew Financial, and the Pennsylvania Treasury are honored to receive this recognition. The full article is available here, accessible with a free trial subscription to Environmental Finance. Environmental Finance is a news and analysis service that reports on sustainable investment, green finance and the people and companies active in environmental markets. Their annual “Deal of the Year” gives awards in 12 categories across the environmental sector. Hannon Armstrong.

Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans. The WHEEL Project: The Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL) project provides state and local governments a turnkey financing solution that can be tailored to their specific needs and objectives. The Energy Programs Consortium (EPC) organized WHEEL with the Pennsylvania Treasury beginning in 2009 to address concerns by state energy offices about the need for a national unsecured residential energy efficiency loan product that would support the retrofitting of the nation’s single family housing stock and meet broad-based public policy goals of transparency and inclusion of all income groups.

In addition, many states wanted a program where they would not be required to manage their own energy efficiency program in order to participate; WHEEL would provide contractor management, quality assurance, and data sharing in a transparent manner that also meets broad-based public policy objectives. WHEEL products are tailored to the needs of government partners/sponsors. Renewfinancial. Untitled. CollectiveSunTM, LLC, was created by seasoned professionals with deep domain expertise in finance and renewable energy. You can learn more about CollectiveSunTM at our About Us page. Donating money to a nonprofit for a solar project is one of the worst financial decisions possible because a nonprofit is not able to take advantage of the many tax benefits created to support renewable energy projects. The CollectiveSunTM platform solves this problem by creating a community supported Power Purchase Agreement. Our project page lists our currently available projects.

If your favorite nonprofit is not listed there, please ask them to contact us to learn about how they can participate. The minimum investment is $25. All investments are subject to investor suitability standards as required by securities laws. Solar Finance & Investment USA. Open Energy - Solar Finance: Access the capital you need for your next solar project. AEC Advanced Energy Capital. GI Energy US. Microgrid Energy. Financing Options - SunBug Solar Installation & Repair. Self-financed Typical buyers include for-profit commercial entities with adequate cash on hand to self-finance their solar investment, as the upfront cost is the full project price. Typical IRRs (internal rate of return) are in the 15-30% range, with a payback of 3-5 years. SPI 2016. "eventScribe", the eventScribe logo, "CadmiumCD", and the CadmiumCD logo are trademarks of CadmiumCD LLC, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from CadmiumCD.

The appearance of these proceedings, customized graphics that are unique to these proceedings, and customized scripts are the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of CadmiumCD and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written notification. All other trademarks, slogans, company names or logos are the property of their respective owners. Paying For Solar – Tips For Financing a Residential System. Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the SunShot Initiative’s series on solar and real estate. Read all the posts here. After you’ve made the decision to go solar, the next step is figuring out how to pay for it. Fixed Rate Home Energy Efficiency Financing. Local Lending for Solar PV Final Feb 2014. Smart Solar NOW in Houston, Texas servicing clients internationally. Contact the Sol Systems Team. Untitled. 65638. Featured Analysis. Quixotic Systems Inc. Richard Klein, President and Founder Richard Klein is the President and Founder of Quixotic Systems, which has designed and engineered some of New York City’s largest and most innovative solar systems.

Mosaic Raises $200M for Residential Solar Loans, Vivint Raises $313M. Energy Jobs: DOE SunShot, GE Current, Schneider Electric, Mosaic, Sunverge, AutoGrid, Folsom Labs. GE Current, GE's energy spinout, named Bruce Stewart as its new CMO, according to the Boston Business Journal. Previously, Stewart was CMO and senior VP at the Exelon-acquired Constellation Energy. AutoGrid Systems named Jeffrey Norman as VP of industry solutions. Most recently, Norman was the VP of emerging technologies at Leidos Engineering (the former SAIC), where he led the practice that supported utilities’ grid modernization initiatives. Clean Energy Financing Services. Become a HERO Registered Contractor. Solar Panels for Your Home. Hudson, Inc. White House Announcement Means ‘Today Is a Very Big Day for PACE’ Some barriers to popularizing the property-assessed clean energy (PACE) program across the U.S. were cleared today with an announcement made by President Obama at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PACE Roundup: Residential PACE Tops $2 Billion. PACE Roundup: Residential PACE Tops $2 Billion. Energy Sense Finance. Solar Engine. Solar Bill Passed in Maine Sets the Stage for an Innovative Alternative to Net Metering. Lawmakers in Maine voted last week to override a veto by Gov. Paul LePage to pass LD 1263, a legislative resolution that could help end debates on how to fairly compensate distributed energy producers. The Resolve, as the legislation is labeled in Maine, directs the Maine Public Utility Commission to convene a stakeholder group to develop an alternative to net metering for the state legislature to take up in the new year.

Under the current policy, utilities in Maine are required to credit customers at the variable retail electricity rate (about $0.13 cents per kilowatt-hour) for distributed solar generation produced on-site that is sent back to the grid. The stakeholder initiative opens the door for utilities and solar advocates -- which have clashed in several other states -- to collaborate on a new, long-term solar incentive policy, before the federal solar tax credits expire at the end of 2016. LD 1263 was supported by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, despite Republican Gov. Wholesale Solar Financing with Affordable Solar. Sunlight Financial. Finance 101 for Solar PV Professionals - HeatSpring Magazine. In order to sell solar PV projects, especially commercial projects, you need to understand finance. Understanding finance will allow you to calculate and communicate the financial benefit of a system to your client.

Solar Financing Companies & Solar Leasing. Solar Tax Equity Structures. CD EnergizeNY11. Shovel Ready Projects. LFC Capital. Solar Panel Cost Comparison. Solar Calculator. 2011 solar cdezine final. List of PACE programs. EF0213 PACE 2. Our Financial Alternatives - Demeter Power. Solar-broker. 63234. 63892. IREC Releases Revised Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs.

Channel Partners: Energy Efficiency Consumer Financing Options. Interstate Renewable Energy Council. 63234. Commercial.energizeny. Commercial.energizeny. PACE Financing For Energy Efficiency & Renewable Projects. PACE Talk: Picking Up Solar PACE. PACE Talk: PACE Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) Is a Game Changer for Connecticut and Beyond. EGIA Contractor Corner > Member Benefits > GEOSmart Financing Clearinghouse Page. NY Green Bank. CGC Home. SunSpec Home - SunSpec Alliance - Figtree PACE Financing for Solar, HVAC, Roofing, and Other Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Figtree PACE Financing. Commercial.energizeny. Commercial PACE. Featured Analysis. Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles a business partnership by World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund. The Solar Sharing Network. Home. Clean Energy Finance. Solar Energy Calculator - Code Green Prep. Home - BlueWave Capital.