Why Commercial Solar Needs 'FinTech'

As has often been noted, the commercial market segment is not installing solar nearly as rapidly as residential and utility-scale. Reasons for this are myriad and complex, but one of the most agreed upon hurdles in this market is limited access to affordable capital. Availability is particularly limited for smaller…

UpSolar Partners with Wunder Capital to Provide Customers with Equipment Financing

Wunder Capital, an online solar lending platform, and UpSolar America, a leading international developer, manufacturer, and distributor of PV modules, announced a partnership today that will bring flexible-term equipment financing to UpSolar customers. The program will provide purchasers of UpSolar products the option to finance their order with a Wunder…

Three Questions to Ask Your Solar Financier

As solar professionals take an increasingly involved role in helping their customers secure loans, it is important to have a thorough understanding of how various options can affect a client. Financing offers can vary greatly from one lender to the next, particularly in the small-medium sized commercial space. Small but…

Quick Summary: The 50 States of Solar

Last month, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center and Meister Consultants Group released their 2015 Policy Review, “The 50 States of Solar”. The report sets out to provide key stakeholders in the solar PV industry with an overview of trends in relevant policy and regulation. It includes analysis of activities…

Financing Statements & Solar Systems

What are they? Who cares about them? And what could they mean for your solar project? Any time a business borrows money from a creditor (i.e. lender), the creditor is likely going to file a UCC-1 financing statement to secure their claim to whatever collateral has been put up…