22 Sep '11, 12pm

OneRoof Energy Gets $50M For Roofer-Installed Solar PPAs: Installing solar panels on residential rooftops is n...

OneRoof Energy Gets $50M For Roofer-Installed Solar PPAs: Installing solar panels on residential rooftops is n...

Investors Hanwha International (the same firm with a controlling interest in Hanwha SolarOne), U.S. Bank (a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)), and Black Coral Capital provided the $50 million in financing to create this new residential leasing model for the roofing profession. Earlier investors in the firm include The Quercus Trust, Yellowtree Energy, and Spring Ventures. U.S. Bancorp has provided financing resources for several other residential PPA firms. OneRoof Energy works with roofers to lease and install residential photovoltaic systems. The firm builds and maintains the systems for homeowners and works with builders and roofers to integrate the roofing and solar installation into one process. As with most solar PPAs, there are no upfront costs and monthly bills approximate or are lower than current electric bills. A warranty covers the roof and the solar insta...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/OneRoof-Energ...

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greenbiz.com 22 Sep '11, 6pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 22 Sep '11, 6pm

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