23 Jan '15, 10am

In the Quest to Finance Smaller Commercial Deals, Pipeline is King

In the Quest to Finance Smaller Commercial Deals, Pipeline is King

Is the solar industry starting to pay more attention to the commercial solar market? From our vantage point, it seems that way, even if just slightly. We are increasingly being approached by developers looking for ways to finance portfolios of smaller projects, as well as standalone sub-1MW deals . Why are developers going smaller than the traditional 1MW+ deals? We’ve got some theories: Incentive design in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York is pushing developers toward the rooftops and away from the larger utility-scale projects. Some not-so-attractive contracts for utility-scale projects (like RE-MAT in California) are encouraging developers to do the same. Smaller projects have shorter timelines; they are done quicker, have fewer logistics to worry about (interconnection timelines , etc.), and provide a faster way for developers to get money in the door and move o...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/01...

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