Richard Matsui, founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, is back to give us an update on their Solar Lendscape from the asset owners’ perspective. We get into their methodology, discuss the recent trend of refinancing and how refinancing is being built into models, strategic partnerships in the industry and more.
Though the conversation around energy resources and decarbonization often focuses on politics, a significant portion of decisions made in the energy generation business is driven by pure economics — Is it cheaper to run X resource relative to resources Y and Z at a given point in time?
Sean Park: Yes, and this is one of the reasons we were excited about kWh Analytics. I donʼt think many VCs get it, but itʼs about infrastructure finance.
In Episode 55, Richard Matsui, CEO and co-founder of kWh Analytics, joins us again to share the company’s popular Solar Lendscape and discuss the current solar market.
Katherine Elliott has worked as a software engineer in the renewables sector since 2011. She is a software engineer for HelioStats, KWh Analytics’ risk management platform.
In Episode 23, Richard Matsui of kWh Analytics sat down with us to explain the solar revenue put.
kWh Analytics has structured its Solar Revenue Put for a portfolio of 4,000 residential systems totaling 35 MW-DC, insuring the long term production of the portfolio to ease investor’s worries.
kWh Analytics was awarded the 2018 Finance Innovation Award at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) for its invention of the Solar Revenue Put
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.
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.
RdTools standardizes calculation methods providing better module performance and degradation analysis
It is hard to fathom just how much solar has been installed in the last few years—over 1.3 million systems added 36GW of capacity to the grid.
Now even NRG may be looking to sell NRG Yield, a top five YieldCo. With NRG under pressure to cut costs, this news stokes growing concerns about the future of YieldCos.
We all know that asset management is in many respects the under-loved function within a solar company. Solar asset management involves the ongoing management of financial, commercial, and administrative tasks necessary to ensure the optimal financial performance of a solar PV plant or portfolio of plants.
But with the rise of InsurTech in the last two years, Silicon Valley has become the epicentre of the biggest figurative earthquake to rock the industry for some time.
The sun-kissed avenues of Northern California which house the technologists who have come to run the world are thousands of miles away from London.
Rate of Degradation Tools: Open-Source Degradation Analysis Toolbox,” a joint collaboration between kWh Analytics and NREL, was recognized as one of the Top 3 posters in its session at the 2017 PV Reliability Workshop.
A funny thing happened recently: We wrote an article suggesting that a lower cost of capital, driven by increased debt in project finance transactions, would help to mitigate some of the new risk the solar industry faces in 2017.
It’s late in the fourth quarter. The Golden State Warriors, pride of the Bay Area, are down by two. Draymond Green rebounds the ball and passes to three-point savant Steph Curry — arguably the greatest shooter on the planet. What could go wrong?
Bloomberg New Energy Finance chief editor Angus McCrone had a sobering piece last week on the potential impact on renewable energy financial investments in the event of an increase in interest rates by central banks.