26 Apr '14, 4am

Financing Lessons Residential Solar Can Teach the Commercial and Industrial Sector..! vía @rewo…

Financing Lessons Residential Solar Can Teach the Commercial and Industrial Sector..! vía @rewo…

As new and old solar investors seek investment opportunities in distributed generation (DG) solar, there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the residential and commercial sectors. While residential solar developers have had significant success in obtaining financing for their solar projects , growth has been more sluggish in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, which we define broadly as projects that are behind the meter and are either rooftop or adjacent to a host. Despite several differences between residential and C&I, we think there are three basic lessons that C&I can learn from the residential space. 1. Develop Portfolios, Not Projects Residential solar companies aggregate large portfolios of solar assets and finance tranches of around 5,000-10,000 solar energy systems at a time. This distributes financing risks across thousands of assets. Al...

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