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Solar Land Solutions - Online Marketplace To Match Landowners and Building Owners with Utility and Community Solar Developers

Solar Land Solutions is seeking to develop an online marketplace that would match up landowners and building owners with large, flat roofs with solar developers in the utility and community solar space. The landowners and building owners would receive lease offers (or purchase option offers if interested) on their land or rooftops from solar developers. They could choose between developers who met their particular criteria, ...more »

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Ra Power Management

Ra Power Management is a solar asset management and advisory firm offering a comprehensive software solution for distributed solar investors and developers. RPM’s platform lowers solar "Other Soft Costs" by empowering clients to efficiently scale and manage their financial and operational workflows: -Align priorities between solar investors and developers -Implement traditional financing models via RPM's cutting edge ...more »

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PVBid: Industry Growth Through Efficient Estimating

PVBid brings an innovative, flexible, and efficient approach to determining the cost of a PV system. Emphasizing speed and feedback, PVBid allows PV integrators real-time insight into operations and costs. PVBid will be used by solar integrators across the U.S., companies ranging from small residential to large commercial. It targets those that want to reduce cost volatility by better understanding their real costs. ...more »

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Solar Power Report - The Independent Guide to Solar

The solar shopping experience is broken. If consumers research solar power online, they either end up at a company website or at a lead generation service. That might look like an information overload, but in truth there is a lack of reliable and transparent information that consumers can trust in order to make a big investment. Solar Power Report will solve this problem by acting as Consumer Reports for solar -- the ...more »

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Certain Solar: Prototyping the Next Generation of Solar Financing

Solar finance innovation has the potential to reduce risk, drive down cost, and expand the market. The next generation of solar finance will embed big data tools that adapt to changing market conditions and lessons from behavioral economics to provide energy consumers with smart options. Certain Solar is excited to accelerate development of their peer-reviewed, patent-pending solar finance innovation with the SunShot ...more »

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Window Street Financial

When someone chooses to go solar, they are trying to do the right thing for the environment. But when solar systems are leased, as is the case for 75% of systems today, one of the main beneficiaries are the banks on Wall Street who finance the project. The idea of big banks profiting doesn’t match up with many customers’ inner motivation to make things better. Our customer is someone who wants solar, but also wants their ...more »

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GreenCoin: an open-market solar energy production incentive credit

Incentive credit payments issued by State governments, for example, the $0.15 to $0.54 paid per kWh generated in Washington State, are an important, if not critical tool used to promote solar and other renewable energy installation and operation. They are important to both the end user of the renewable system, and the supporting businesses such as installers and material fabricators whose businesses rely on installation ...more »

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Village Power Finance Platform for Endowment Project Investments

Solar Endowments Village Power Finance is a peer-to-peer finance platform for clean energy assets. We serve primarily community organizations like educational and non-profit organizations, houses of worship, and municipalities. Our unique finance platform enables us to pull together capital from diverse investor pools -- local community members, institutional investors, crowdfund investors, and also endowments. Because ...more »

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How do I minimize soft costs?

Hardware costs have essentially bottomed out while soft costs remain sky-high in the US residential install market. If I know the array design and product I want, how can I bypass all the customer acquisition, marketing and overhead costs and simply pay for a product and a reasonable install cost?

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Sharing the Sun: Solar Power for Tenants and Solar Disadvantaged Homeowners

The home solar PV movement has been booming in the U.S. in recent years but there remains a huge number of Americans with no access to solar power. Of the 80 million owner-occupied properties in the U.S. (67% of total) roughly 25% are well suited for PV installations due to suboptimal roof orientation, shading from trees and infrastructure, or in the case of apartments and condos; there is no ownership of the roof. Few ...more »

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Financing Model

A new financing model that offers risk-mitigated, scalable project pools attractive to a broader class of financial investors, but also offers property owners participation in such project financings to earn additional cash flow from their properties.

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Solar for Munis, universities, schools, hospitals (MUSH)

Many munis, universities, hospitals, churches, schools, clubs and non-profits have limited options to explore going solar because of financing obstacles.

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