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Solar Leasing Continues to Lose Share to Loans - Renewable Energy World

Solar Leasing Continues to Lose Share to Loans - Renewable Energy World

Recently released data from NYSERDA demonstrates the increasing trend of consumers electing to purchase solar vs. lease (lease or power purchase agreement). In January in New York, the percentage of residential solar systems purchased was 46 percent, validating the shift that began in mid-2016 to purchases vs. leases. The same trend was seen in California , which experienced an increase in purchased systems from 42 percent in the beginning of 2015 to 53 percent in 3Q16. Solar Loan Capital Markets Activity In 2015 and 2016, there has been an increasing number of solar loan options for consumers that has been supported by capital markets activity. In early February 2017, Mosaic completed its first securitization of residential solar loans. The offering consisted of a single tranche of $138.95 million notes rated "A" by Kroll Bond Rating Agency that was supported by a collate...

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