30 Jun '14, 2pm

6 trailblazers banking on clean energy finance

6 trailblazers banking on clean energy finance

Clean energy innovation typically takes the shape of technological breakthroughs, such as high-efficiency solar photovoltaic cells designed to absorb a broader range of the solar spectrum, which — at least theoretically — should enable arrays to convert more incoming sunlight into electricity. But no amount of technology progress alone can make much of an impact without the proper financial tools to drive meaningful volumes of solar, wind and other forms of clean energy in the marketplace. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) — which traditionally has focused on technology — is leading two solar lending working groups made up of more than 100 financial institutions, solar installers and service providers, law firms, consultancies and regulators. Dawn of a new age in renewable energy financing "We are right at the begi...

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