Market Analysis Insights
Residential Solar and the Uniform Commercial Code: A Primer on Solar-Financiers’ Rights in a Home ForeclosureSubmitted by Travis Lowder on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:44pm
U.S. residential solar PV has been growing at a breakneck pace. Annual installations have increased nearly five-fold in the past five years and, in 2014, surpassed annual commercial capacity additions for the first time in the history of PV market tracking.
By: Marley Urdanick
In the world of photovoltaic (PV) finance, historical performance data—or the lack thereof—stands as an obstacle to the risk assessment and credit evaluation of solar installations.
Tapping Underserved Solar Markets: Can We Extend Solar Deployment into Customer Sectors with Lower or No Credit?Submitted by Michael Mendelsohn on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:32am
Distributed solar deployment is often a game of off-taker credit. That is, behind-the-meter project success depends largely on whether the end-use customer has credit sufficient to support a long-term power contract or lease.
A significant portion of the NREL Project Finance Team's work over the past year has been leading the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group, which has brought together many of the critical stakeholders in the solar, finance, legal, and advisory spaces to lay the groundwork for the securiti