News Releases

By BayWa r.e. renewable energy
on 6/7/2017
  • commercial solar
  • solar financing
Today we're chatting with James Coombes, manager of American Renewable Capital. James has over twenty years of financial advisory experience, and has been developing & financing solar energy projects since 2008. For the four years prior to the formation of ARC, James was responsible for commercial project financing for SunPower Corporation (SPWR), a leading solar panel manufacturer & project developer. From 2008 to 2011, he was responsible for commercial, municipal and residential financing at REC Solar (now acquired by SunRun and Duke Energy) read more...
By Solar Builder Magazine
on 6/9/2017
  • solar installation
  • energy storage software
  • energy storage
Energy Toolbase packed the demo stage with attendees who wanted to hear more about its new energy storage software. Energy Toolbase might be the most robust tool out there for behind the meter data and PV system modeling and proposal generation, and its new energy storage component is going to be just as robust. We will have more coverage on this posted soon. read more...
By Solar Builder Magazine
on 6/6/2017
  • solar financing
  • solar installers
Spoiler alert: You make money installing solar in the Midwest the same way you do anywhere else. Bummer, huh? So why did we put together this 22-page report? Well, identifying those opportunities and executing them in a less mature market requires a different approach. In this FREE downloadable special report, sponsored by Solar FlexRack, we talk to a few solar companies that have done this already. read more...
By Sustainable Capital Finance
on 5/18/2017
  • C&I solar
  • commercial solar
  • avoided cost analysis
The C&I solar sector is maturing and with it, third-party ownership is on the rise. A critical component to design and diligence of a third party owned commercial solar system is the avoided cost analysis (ACA). In order to discern a fair and beneficial PPA rate for the off-taker and estimate customer savings, the ACA must be accurate and dependable.It would to be easy if customers were charged a flat fee per kilowatt-hour for their electricity usage. As long as the PPA rate was read more...
By Solar Novus Today
on 4/24/2017
  • solar design
  • solar layout
  • solar design software
The many PV design solutions on the market today go beyond simply taking the guesswork out of laying out a photovoltaic system or solar plant. Many have similar features, such as taking shade into account in energy production modeling. Yet others provide more robust designs and reports such as those including bankability details, full sales proposals, a complete bill of materials. Today it's common for software to be cloud-based, and many come with a free trial period. read more...