Entries by kWh Team Members

#Solar100’s Shayle Kann: The Malcolm Gladwell of Clean Energy

Originally posted on pv magazine USA. Richard Matsui, Founder & CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President of Research & Strategy at Energy Impact Partners. Shayle Kann is clean energy’s own dedicated Malcolm Gladwell. Throughout his career, Kann has prioritized the ability to be “curious, analytical, and a storyteller.” He has […]

Energy Production Insurance for Your Solar Project, From Swiss RE and kWh Analytics

Originally posted on Greentech Media. A new insurance product from kWh Analytics guarantees up to 95 percent of forecasted energy production for asolarplant, providing security for solar developers in a regulatory environment where it’s been scarce. The “solar revenue put” offers backing for a project that makes lending debt less risky for banks. Using its […]

New Solar PV Tool Accurately Calculates Degradation Rates, Saving Money and Guiding Business Decisions

Originally posted on NREL. Also available on Solar Power World, Solar Industry Mag, pv magazine. RdTools standardizes calculation methods providing better module performance and degradation analysis April 10, 2018 How long a product can be expected to perform at a high level is a fundamental indication of quality and durability. In the solar industry, accurately […]

Top 5 Takeaways on Solar Risk Management

Originally posted on SEPAPower. Risk management is critical to the growth of the solar industry. Navigating the nuances of solar risk management was the focus of a workshop, “Solar Risk Management: What Is It and Why It Matters to Investors, Sponsors & Asset Managers,” at the recent Solar Asset Management North America (SAMNA) conference in […]

Currents Podcast Ep23: Solar Revenue Puts with Richard Matsui, kWh Analytics

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Currents podcast available on iTunes, other podcast apps, and here: https://chadbournecurrents.com/2018/02/26/ep23-solar-revenue-puts-with-richard-matsui-kwh-analytics/ “Richard Matsui, CEO of kWh Analytics, joins us to discuss the Solar Revenue Put, an innovative new financial product that may change the way solar projects are financed. While the solar industry faces the potential impact of tariffs, we explore how […]

Credit Suisse’s Michael Weinstein: Solar Revenue Put can help Sunrun and other residential sponsors to keep solar growing

Originally posted in Michael Weinstein’s Credit Suisse Alternative Energy Solar Snippet, page 3, February 23, 2018. Higher debt proceeds could also keep WACC lower. ABS proceeds have increased from 62% of loan to value (LTV) for SolarCity’s first solar ABS issued in 2013 to 77% for their last ABS issued in December 2017. Recently, kWh […]