Entries by kWh Team Members

#Solar100’s Bryan Birsic: The Tony Stark of C&I Solar

Originally posted on pv Magazine USA. In this #Solar100 Interview, Richard Matsui, Founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Bryan Birsic, Co-founder and CEO of Wunder Capital. While Bryan Birsic probably doesn’t self-identify as a “genius-billionaire-philanthropist-superhero,” elements of his story mirror that of Marvel’s business magnate Tony Stark. Leveraging their tech expertise and respective […]

Renewable Energy World Announces Its Inaugural Solar 40 Under 40

Originally posted on Renewable Energy World. San Francisco, Calif. — In an effort to recognize the up and coming rock stars of the solar industry, Renewable Energy World is pleased to announce its first “class” of 40 under 40 changemakers in the solar industry. Renewable Energy World’s Solar 40 Under 40 recognizes these individuals and […]

Swiss Re Stops Insuring Businesses With High Exposure to Thermal Coal

Originally posted on Greentech Media. Swiss Re took a step forward this week in its commitment to manage carbon-related sustainability risks and support the transition to a low-carbon economy. As of Monday, the Zurich-based firm no longer provides insurance or reinsurance to businesses with more than 30 percent exposure to thermal coal. The thermal coal […]

Banks Wade Carefully into Solar Merchant Waters

Originally posted on Power Finance & Risk. Lenders financing solar projects are beginning to give credit to uncontracted revenues and novel hedging products amid intense competition in the bank market, with certain caveats. According to a new database called Solar Lendscape, launched by risk management and data firm kWh Analytics, as many as 10 lenders […]

Lenders Want Solar Deals

Originally posted on SolarWakeup for June 26, 2018. Lenders Want Solar Deals. The great team at kWh analytics is sharing some data about lenders interested and active in solar. Catching me off guard was the sheer number, almost 50 banks, that made it into the ‘solar lendscape’ which explains the competitive cost of capital that is […]

kWh Analytics Launches Searchable Solar Financing Database

Originally posted on SolarWakeup. Leading solar risk management firm kWh Analytics has launched Solar Lendscape, a searchable database designed to connect project developers with financing solutions. The Solar Lendscape catalogs the solar industry’s most active lenders, including their check sizes, target market segments, and product type. This list will be updated regularly. kWH Analytics is […]

Alternative Energy: A Maturing Renewables Industry

Originally posted in Credit Suisse Alternative Energy Report, authored by Michael Weinstein, Maheep Mandloi, Khanh Nguyen. “We attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street (REFF) this week in New York. The event was attended by lenders, tax equity providers, and major renewable developers. More Discussions Around Shorter PPAs and Merchant Risk: Over the past […]

Data Begins Insuring Output for Solar Systems in Virginia

Originally posted in The Energy Fix. A new, data-driven, service backing two large solar systems in Virginia promises to ensure systems deliver at least 95% of their projected output. The service is a “solar put.” It was developed by kWh Analytics in Silicon Valley for Coronal Energy and its clients Dominion Energy and the Central […]

California and the Southwest Excel in New Ranking of Top Performing Solar Projects

A new analysis from kWh Analytics provides a benchmark for solar project output around the country. Originally posted on Greentech Media. A first of its kind dataset from kWh Analytics ranking production at individual solar power plants around the country, indicates that California and the Southwest still have the upper hand in solar energy output. […]

kWh Analytics and Solar Finance Council Release the Industry’s First ‘Asset League Tables’

Featured coverage: Greentech Media, Solar Power World. To highlight accomplishments in the solar industry, avail stakeholders of quality performance benchmarks, and encourage adoption of data best practices, kWh Analytics partnered with the Solar Finance Council to present the industry’s first “Asset League Tables” report, published today. Drawing from kWh Analytics’ data repository, this report includes […]