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SUNCAST: Jim Spano on Solar Development & Finance

2019-08-02T19:42:26+00:00

Jim Spano is co-founder of Radiant REIT, Managing Partner of Spano Partner Holdings and a nationally recognized expert in solar development and finance. He has been instrumental in the development of over 300 megawatts of solar generation primarily in the Northeast United States. He is the founder and President of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA), Vice-President of the Mid Atlantic Solar and Storage Industry Association (MSSIA), on the board of the International Battery and Energy Storage Association (IBESA), a conference committee member of the Intersolar North America Conference, as well as numerous other industry positions. Read the [...]

SUNCAST: Jim Spano on Solar Development & Finance2019-08-02T19:42:26+00:00

Triple Pundit: How Institutional Investors Can Harness the Solar Power Boom

2019-08-02T19:34:45+00:00

Over the past decade, demand for solar energy has skyrocketed in the United States and abroad – a trend that is expected to continue well into the 2020s. Despite the consistent growth of this transformative market, investment into the solar sector has been volatile and met with mixed results. Solar stocks, for instance, have taken investors on a wild ride time and again. There are several reasons for this, such as uncertainty in tax incentives, global trade restrictions and supply gluts. But there has also been a common thread to these historically unpredictable investments. Most publicly listed solar companies manufacture solar energy equipment, [...]

Triple Pundit: How Institutional Investors Can Harness the Solar Power Boom2019-08-02T19:34:45+00:00

The First True Renewable REIT in the market: An interview with Jeff Just of RadiantREIT

2019-08-02T19:48:40+00:00

As the solar industry prepares strategies for dealing with the investment tax credit (ITC) step down, there is a silver-lining in that tax equity will become a smaller part of the capital stack, making more room for debt to fill that gap and enabling developers to own more of their assets. By owning more of their assets, developer's business model will shift from that of a service provider to asset owner. RadiantREIT is aiming to seize this opportunity by being the first-ever mortgage REIT offering loans to the solar energy market. The company uses a model that finances solar like [...]

The First True Renewable REIT in the market: An interview with Jeff Just of RadiantREIT2019-08-02T19:48:40+00:00

Renewable Energy World: Long-term financing for solar is possible and critical for supporting continued industry growth

2019-08-02T23:56:06+00:00

By Jim Spano Installed solar capacity in the United States exceeded 10 GW for the third year in a row in 2018, and the pace of growth is expected to continue. The first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the history of the U.S. solar market, according to a recent report from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Yet inefficient and costly project financing inhibits many solar developers from tapping into the market’s true potential. With changes to the investment tax credit (ITC) looming, there is an opportunity to address some of the long-term [...]

Renewable Energy World: Long-term financing for solar is possible and critical for supporting continued industry growth2019-08-02T23:56:06+00:00