28 May '13, 12pm

Wiser Capital Aims to Match Solar Project Developers with Building Owners and Investors

As solar energy becomes more widely accepted by a broader spectrum of investors, an increasing number of services also are cropping up to match money with projects. Wiser Capital is launching an online portal to do that and targeting installations in the commercial market. The Santa Barbara company launched its new website in April, actually, but the site's full features won't be up and running until next month. The company is designing the site to attract three groups of people -- investors, project developers and building owners -- and to coordinate the funding of projects from 100 kW to 1 MW. That project range can been difficult to get financing, said Wiser's managing director, Nathan Homan, because banks sometimes charge too hefty a transaction fee. At the same time, Wiser is banking on a growing interest from wealthy individual and corporate investors who see solar i...

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