Entries by kWh Team Members

Solar Getting Credit Where Due? Financing Options Expanding Despite 201

Originally posted in Julien Dumoulin-Smith’s Bank of America Merrill Lynch Alternative Energy Report, February 6, 2018. Despite the clear headwinds from a rising yield curve of late, we note continued focus on bringing costs down through a variety of methods including increased leverage as financial firms get more comfortable with the risk profile of solar, […]

Developer Inks Financing with First Solar Revenue Put

Originally posted on SparkSpread. A U.S. developer recently closed financing for a 30 MW (ac) portfolio of solar projects in Virginia with what is thought to be the industry’s first solar revenue put. The deal, which was executed by developer Coronal Energy and a AA- rated insurance company, was structured by kWh Analytics, a solar […]

#Solar100’s Ed Feo: The Hank Aaron of Solar Development

Originally posted on pv magazine USA. Richard Matsui, Founder of kWh Analytics, speaks with Ed Feo, President of Coronal Energy. Hank Aaron and Ed Feo have had homerun successes in baseball and solar development, respectively. While they are known for their out-of-the-park hits, it is perhaps their lesser-known ‘plate discipline’—knowing when to swing and when […]

Winter 2018 DealFlow from kWh Analytics

Greetings, Since we are all focused on the impacts of the Section 201 ruling and the latest tariffs, we thought it would be a good time to share some uplifting news that we are tracking in our data: The fourth quarter had a tremendous amount of deal activity, with over 50 deals closed during the […]

Project Finance NewsWire: Risk Management for Solar Projects

Originally posted on December 2017 Project Finance NewsWire. The Solar Energy Industries Association published a guide called “Best Practices for Solar Risk Management” in September. Jason Kaminsky, chief operating officer of kWh Analytics and the author of the guide, Ed Rossier, a director of project management for renewable energy investments at US Bank, and Mike […]

#Solar100’s Julia Pyper: The Anna Wintour of Cleantech Media

Originally posted on pv magazine USA. Richard Matsui, founder of kWh Analytics, speaks with Julia Pyper, reporter and Senior Editor at Greentech Media. The two journalists-turned-editors Julia Pyper and Anna Wintour have much in common when it comes to their roles in their respective industries: In their ability to read and report on the times […]