Commercial Banks, Credit Tightening, and Interest Rate Effects on Solar Development, an Opportunity for Specialty Lenders
April 26, 2023
2023 was supposed to be a watershed moment for the solar industry considering the alignment of policy in the form of the IRA and the restoration of the global supply chain. Yet, the macroeconomic environment isn’t quite cooperating, particularly for the solar developers and EPCs (engineering, procurement, and construction firms), who build the projects that are fueling our energy transition.
SVB Failure Will Not Leave a Void in Solar Development Finance Market
Noting the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the firm’s role in sustainable lending, several industry players have predicted a slow-down in what was predicted to be an extremely active year for solar development. But as updates continue to emerge it’s important to recognize the role of specialty non-commercial bank lenders.
Executive Moves: Sol-REIT Names Ursula Godoy-Arbelaez Chief Financial Officer
Ursula Godoy-Arbelaez has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sol-REIT. Godoy-Arbelaez most recently served as CFO and Treasurer for CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE: CTT) a self-administered and self-managed, publicly-traded REIT. She brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, capital allocation, mergers & acquisitions, finance, treasury, investor engagement, risk management, and accounting to the Sol-REIT team.
Where is the Solar industry going right now?
February 10, 2023
Jim Spano of Sol-REIT answers questions about the current state of the solar industry, citing some adventurous times riding the "solar coaster." Listen to what he and Dave Anderson of "The Solar Podcast" discuss as the near-term future of solar.
Sol-REIT Joins Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership with a Goal of $175 Million in Funding for its Community Solar Segment by 2025
January 11, 2023
Sol-REIT has joined the NCSP as part of the firm’s commitment to fund greater than $175 million in community solar projects by 2025.
C&I Solar Led by Large Corporate Investment While Middle Market is Poised to Gain Traction
January 4, 2023
The top corporate solar users per SEIA in 2022 include giants such as Meta and Amazon. Meanwhile, the middle market of Solar is poised for growth as several key market challenges are being met by expansion of state incentives and market standardization.
Suncast with Nico Johnson
December 2, 2022
Can this put more Money in Solar Developers' Pockets? Episode 546 Jim Spano, Co-Founder, Sol-REIT
Sol-REIT's response to the Biden Administration's emergency declaration
June 10, 2022
In an effort to revive the domestic Solar Industry, The Biden Administration has enacted a two-year emergency declaration to pause new import tariffs on solar manufacturing components and accelerate the domestic solar adoption.
Clean Power Hour, Speeding the Energy Transition
May 25, 2022
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