30 Jun '13, 2am

What Makes Solar Startups an Attractive Investment for Energy Companies?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Are utilities friends or foes when it comes to promoting solar energy generation? There is, of course, no straightforward answer. As solar energy gains a foothold in the nation's electricity supply, more utilities and their parent companies are adding or revising their strategies. Some of them are fighting solar policies that could erode their profits while they (or another affiliate of their parent companies) also invest in solar. Solar startup Clean Power Finance is benefiting from several energy companies' enthusiasm for solar, particularly the residential segment . The San Francisco-based company announced Thursday that it's received a $5 million equity investment from Duke Energy. What makes the Duke investment interesting is that it's betting on the growth and successful exit of a startup, which provides software and leases to companies that in turn ...

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