US Solar Industry Indicators-1st Quarter 2011
Direct from the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA)
Solar Boom Not Slowing Down
Installed PV capacity in California is projected to reach 967 MW this year, the highest in the country and part of an increasing push by the most populous U.S. state to derive a greater portion of energy from renewable sources.
Houses With Solar Panels Sell for 3.5% More
Two studies offer new motivation for homeowners looking to go green, but are daunted by the high cost of solar systems: The units raise the value of houses when they're sold.
Master Financing Structure Opens Spigot to Mid-Sized Projects
Tax credits and accelerated depreciation are the fuel that fires many renewable energy (RE) projects. To allocate risk and reward associated with the project, the developer (also known as the sponsor) and the tax equity investor will often establish an advanced financial structure such as an all-equity partnership flip, a leveraged partnership flip, a sale-leaseback, or an inverted lease.