$130 million commitment from Route 66 Ventures provides Sunlight Financial with more solar financing options

Sunlight Financial, a leading provider of loans for residential solar systems, announced a new partnership with Route 66 Ventures, a private investment firm that makes credit and equity investments in high-growth companies in the financial services sector. Route 66 has committed $130 million to Sunlight. This investment will allow Sunlight to introduce new financing products,

Wunder Capital makes financing available to solar projects up to $1.5 M

Following the launch of its Term Loan product last spring, Wunder Capital is expanding its scope of project types that are eligible for financing. Wunder, a financier in the small to mid-sized commercial solar market, now services loan requests up to $1.5 million (previously capped at $1 million) and offers debt capital to third-party owned systems.

Ginlong offers weekly solar inverter NABCEP webinar trainings

Ginlong is offering weekly NABCEP trainings through webinars, onsite sessions and other videos. Solar contractors can attend to learn more about Ginlong Solis solar inverter products. Some upcoming webinars include: UL-certified Solis rapid shutdown device and SnapNRack mounting system solution: Feb. 24 4G new product release – Solis Single Phase 6 kW to 10 kW PV

Berkeley, California, chooses YgreneWorks PACE program for its residents

Berkeley, California, welcomed Ygrene Energy Fund’s YgreneWorks PACE (property assessed clean energy) program to help home and business owners finance a broad range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation upgrades. To date, Ygrene has been selected by 320+ cities and counties across California and Florida, making it the nation’s leading multi-state residential and

88% of California households now have access to HERO program

Starting today, more than 240,000 homeowners in 28 more California communities who want to go solar, or make efficiency-related repairs and upgrades can finance 100% of their home projects through the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program. The HERO program allows homeowners to pay for projects like new heating and air conditioning systems, drought-tolerant landscaping

Solar start-up ConnectDER receives funding from PRIME Coalition and Investors’ Circle

ConnectDER, an early-stage company developing a meter collar that enables residential solar to connect to the grid cheaply, safely and rapidly, has closed its $1.1 million Series A round with support from a first-of-a-kind investment collaboration between Investors’ Circle (IC) and PRIME Coalition. Nine individual IC investors were joined by three parties from the PRIME Coalition

MMA Energy Capital reaches nearly $400 million in renewable energy investments

MMA Energy Capital, a Maryland limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MMA Capital Management, announced that it has reached nearly $400 million in originations of renewable energy investments for the joint ventures it manages, and its own account, since its inception two years ago with volume in 2016 more than tripling 2015 origination volume.

3 misconceptions of PACE financing

This condensed article is based on a report released by Morningstar Credit Ratings and re-posted with permission. Read the full report here. As financing of energy-efficient projects through property assessments becomes more widespread, concerns and misconceptions regarding its use and oversight have become more common. Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC explores three misconceptions it has heard from market

Ask a Vet: The importance of telling a great story with Solar-Log’s Anthony Conklin

In our second edition of our newly launched Ask a Vet podcast, we got a chance to speak with Anthony Conklin, president and general manager for Solar Data Systems North America. Solar Data Systems’ Solar-Log monitoring platform is used in residential and commercial PV projects and is compatible with more than 100 brands of inverters.

Renovate America partners with Greenworks Lending on commercial PACE financing

Renovate America, the nation’s leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, and Greenworks Lending, the nation’s most experienced commercial PACE financing team, announced a national partnership to spur efficiency and renewable-energy investments on commercial buildings. Under the national partnership, Greenworks Lending and Renovate America will begin offering commercial PACE financing through the HERO