30 May '15, 9am

Creative Solar Finance Grows the Pool of PV Investors and Customers - Greentech Media

Creative Solar Finance Grows the Pool of PV Investors and Customers - Greentech Media

SolarCity and Bank of America open up tax equity investment Tax equity investments have helped drive the phenomenal recent growth of the multi-billion-dollar solar industry -- but it's mostly the big banks that have gotten in on the action. Investors in solar tax equity such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google, and U.S. Bank deploy funds in $100 million and $200 million chunks, which allows transaction costs to be minimized relative to these large funds. Large transaction costs keep smaller banks and businesses from being able to participate in solar, a low-risk investment that can help meet sustainability goals. But SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch just announced a $200 million tax equity investment program for solar projects that allows community banks to participate in tax equity -- and opens up an enormous potential pool of new investors. Investors can inves...

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