31 Jul '14, 4pm

Check out this article from @SolarIndustry about NREL’s Banking on Solar working group.

If it seems obvious that solar projects run on money, how solar business can put potential customers in touch with money is not always so clear. This is particularly true for the residential solar marketplace, where budgets are often tight and ready sources of capital are few. Although some banks, credit unions and other lenders are beginning to loan money to homeowners who want to install solar systems, many financial institutions still see obstacles to offering these loans. Therefore, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched its Banking on Solar working group to address the barriers to lending for rooftop solar projects. "We saw that there was a need for direct lending activity that would help open up additional opportunities for consumers to own their residential systems outright," says Michael Mendelsohn, senior financial...

Full article: http://www.solarindustrymag.com/e107_plugins/content/cont...

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