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What can solar learn from the 2008 financial crisis in the age of Covid-19?

2020-04-13T19:52:01+00:00

Even as global PV forecasts fall, tax equity dries up and unemployment rises, Jim Spano, co-founder of RadiantREIT, believes that the right type of government stimulus could not only help the solar industry recover — but drive it to new heights. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009, the U.S. Treasury created Program 1603, which gave payments, instead of investment tax credits, to income-generating clean energy projects. Read the Full Story Here

What can solar learn from the 2008 financial crisis in the age of Covid-19?2020-04-13T19:52:01+00:00

Addressing Finance Challenges Facing Large Solar Projects

2020-04-13T19:49:26+00:00

Tell us about yourself and your company RadiantREIT. I am the co-founder and head of originations at RadiantREIT,and I lead other ventures in the solar and real estate industries as a managing partner of Spano Partners Holdings, a real estate investment firm. I am also the co-founder of My-Resi, an energy storage development company. I am the founder and president of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA), vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Solar & Storage Industry Association (MSSIA), on the board of the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA), a founding member of The CleanTech Leaders Roundtable, and [...]

Addressing Finance Challenges Facing Large Solar Projects2020-04-13T19:49:26+00:00

Why Solar Investments Make Sense For Family Offices

2020-04-13T19:41:01+00:00

Solar energy is rapidly expanding and shows no signs of slowing down. Over the past decade, the industry has experienced an average annual growth rate of 50%. Working in real estate, finance and renewable energy, I’ve seen how investors — from the biggest fund management firms to individuals — are taking note, and family offices are particularly well positioned to invest in this growing market. Read the Full Story Here

Why Solar Investments Make Sense For Family Offices2020-04-13T19:41:01+00:00

Opportunity zones explained: A helpful solar incentive

2020-04-13T19:28:34+00:00

Federal opportunity zones, which offer tax benefits to qualifying businesses, are little known and not always well understood. But they can offer important advantages to solar companies, adding to solar tax benefits such as the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Opportunity zones were created to promote economic development in low-income communities by allowing companies to defer capital gains taxes, said Roman Petra, attorney for Nelson Mullins who specializes in commercial real estate transactions. Read the Full Story Here

Opportunity zones explained: A helpful solar incentive2020-04-13T19:28:34+00:00

Eliminating Capital Constraints For C&I Development With Jim Spano, RadiantREIT

2020-04-13T19:25:50+00:00

Jim Spano is co-founder of RadiantREIT, 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. Listen to this Podcast [...]

Eliminating Capital Constraints For C&I Development With Jim Spano, RadiantREIT2020-04-13T19:25:50+00:00

Aurora Blog

2019-12-16T17:18:31+00:00

Federal opportunity zones, which offer tax benefits to qualifying businesses, are little known and not always well understood. But they can offer important advantages to solar companies, adding to solar tax benefits such as the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Read the Full Story Here

Aurora Blog2019-12-16T17:18:31+00:00

Your First Thousand Clients with Mitch Russo

2019-12-16T17:03:50+00:00

Sometimes, it pays to look at what projects you have on the sidelines because they just might be what will lead you to success. Jim Spano is an Air Force veteran who specialized in Russian linguistics. After leaving the service, he went on to work for the Metropolitan Insurance Company and later on put up an insurance brokerage that eventually became a high-net-worth financial planning firm. Read the Full Article Here

Your First Thousand Clients with Mitch Russo2019-12-16T17:03:50+00:00

Ep74: RadiantREIT: Solar Market Disruptor

2019-10-04T21:21:47+00:00

Jim Spano, co-founder of RadiantREIT, joins us to discuss the evolution of the solar market and the idea behind his new company. RadiantREIT has an interesting business model for providing long term fixed-rate debt to solar projects. To access this podcast click here

Ep74: RadiantREIT: Solar Market Disruptor2019-10-04T21:21:47+00:00

Jim Spano, Managing Partner at Spano Partners, Founder & Director of Origination for Radiant REIT – Episode 35

2019-10-04T21:44:58+00:00

Jim Spano is Managing Partner at Spano Partners, and Founder & Director of Origination for Radiant REIT. He is a dedicated philanthropist that has already put 300 MW of solar in the ground and has created a fund to provide $10B over the next three years. To access this podcast click here

Jim Spano, Managing Partner at Spano Partners, Founder & Director of Origination for Radiant REIT – Episode 352019-10-04T21:44:58+00:00

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