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Market Update — August 7th 2017

This week’s market update covers: JP Morgan Chase plans to source all of its energy from renewables by 2020 and facilitate $200 billion in clean energy financing by 2025. The Department of Energy launched a $7.8 million grant program for startups facilitating clean energy investment. SunPower will sell its stake in its yieldco, 8point3. Renew[…]

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Market Update — July 31st 2017

This week’s market update covers: A group of conservative, free-market policy groups have joined in a coalition to oppose the Suniva trade case. Vela Energy issued Europe’s largest solar PV bond, which raised $453 million. Renovate America launched its 11th securitization at 130 basis points over interpolated swaps. Macquarie Group selected an advisor as it[…]

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T-REX Adds Depth and Experience to ABS Team

Brings asset-backed securities (“ABS”) strength across sales and product strategy. NEW YORK, NY — July 25, 2017 — Following the recent closing of its $10 million Series B financing round, T-REX is strengthening its ABS expertise, announcing the appointment of Nicole Lawrence as director of client development for securitization and Jason Brodsky as head of[…]

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Market Update — July 24th 2017

This week’s market update covers: Major institutional investors like BlackRock and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have been dramatically expanding their investments in renewable energy assets. Barclays participated in its first PACE ABS deal, acting as an underwriter on Renovate America’s latest deal. Solar loans are considered to be on the riskier end of ABS[…]

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Market Update — July 17th 2017

This week’s market update covers: Non-traditional ABS is up 50% in H1 compared to H1 2016, with $1.2 billion in solar and PACE ABS issued so far this year. Brookfield Renewable Partners issued its first-ever green bond. Utilities vs. Rooftop Solar: Two different takes on whether attacks on net metering will kill rooftop solar or[…]

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Market Update — July 10th 2017

This week’s market update covers: Securitized asset classes grew by $243 billion in the first six months of 2017, a 40% YoY increase. Customer acquisition costs, the amount needed to sell someone a solar system, are on the rise even as solar systems face plunging costs. Natixis Real Estate Capital and Ivanhoé Cambridge sold the[…]

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Honing Solar Financing Tools Can Build the Market

Written on July 03, 2017  by Ellen Abramowitz Published by Clean Energy Finance Forum How can solar financing be improved in the United States? Experts shared their vision for the future at the Green Investing Conference held by the Information Management Network (IMN) on April 27 in New York City. Attendees included energy investors, rating agencies, legal[…]

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Market Update — June 28th 2017

This week’s market update covers: Suniva’s trade case could result in a 66% drop in US demand for solar over the next 5 years. Enel will acquire demand response provider EnerNOC for $250 million. New innovations in residential solar servicing seek to increase efficiency and performance. Reuters — U.S. solar demand could drop 66 percent[…]

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Market Update — June 19th 2017

This week’s market update covers: Suniva filed a case to impose heavy tariffs on foreign solar panels, a move which, if approved, could cost the US solar industry 88,000 jobs. The International Finance Corp. invested $3 million into a Wall Street startup that helps banks reduce their financial exposure to each other. American Solar Direct,[…]

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Market Update — June 12th 2017

This week’s market update covers: The US energy storage market had its biggest quarter ever, seeing year-over-year growth of more than fiftyfold. The alt finance market grew 22% between 2015 and 2016, reaching $34.5 billion in origination volumes but marking a significant slowdown compared to prior years. A settlement between SunEdison and Terraform Power and Terraform[…]

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