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How Solar Investors Can Help Pave The Way For A Green Economic Recovery

2020-09-25T02:36:48+00:00

As an entrepreneur in the telecommunications infrastructure industry during the 2008 financial crisis, I learned that infrastructure is a safe business to be in during an economic downturn. That’s because infrastructure projects are long-term investments that have innate value and can survive the vagaries of financial markets. I’ve since applied that lesson to my work in the clean energy industry by establishing a solar mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) in which solar projects are financed as infrastructure. Aligning loans with solar’s long-term characteristics reduces the cost of financing and allows public and private entities the ability to invest in solar [...]

How Solar Investors Can Help Pave The Way For A Green Economic Recovery2020-09-25T02:36:48+00:00

Thriving Solar Market Braces for Possible Tax Equity ‘Chokepoint’

2020-09-25T02:31:51+00:00

A shortage of tax equity would hit smaller developers hardest, though the industry remains hopeful that lawmakers will help. But in that same conversation, investors from First Horizon Bank and M&T Bank said they were decelerating or done with investments for the year. And even as global investment bank RBC Capital Markets expects to nearly double its volume this year, “developers are finding many doors closed,” said Yonette Chung McLean, who works on that bank’s tax equity desk, in the same panel discussion. That’s put pressure on developers as well as financiers. Jim Spano, who develops projects through his firm Spano Partners and [...]

Thriving Solar Market Braces for Possible Tax Equity ‘Chokepoint’2020-09-25T02:31:51+00:00
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