Newsletter: July 2018

In this email: Swiss Re investment; Solar Lendscape; Asset League Tables; We're Growing.
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You may have already heard the news this month: Swiss Re drew a new 'line in the sand' when it comes to stopping climate change. As reported in GTM, Swiss Re stopped insuring businesses with high exposure to thermal coal. When the world's second largest reinsurer classifies an entire type of power as "uninsurable," the power markets listen.

Instead, as part of “a progressive and structured shift away from fossil fuels,” Swiss Re has “invested in a new product with kWh Analytics, dubbed the Solar Revenue Put, which drives down investment risk by guaranteeing solar project performance, making these projects cheaper to finance.”

At kWh Analytics, we’re excited to share that we are currently in the process of transacting Solar Revenue Puts on $200m of solar power plants.

In addition, we have recently released free tools for our industry, including the Solar Lendscape and the Asset League Tables.

As always, feel free to reach out with feedback or questions you have about solar risk management.

Richard Matsui
Founder & CEO

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.

If you have a solar project in need of financing, we are happy to make an introduction to any of these lenders, free of charge. Just send us an email with a detailed description of your project. Contact with questions or comments.
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.

Drawing from kWh Analytics’ data repository, this report includes an overview of solar project performance, performance benchmarks, and an alphabetized list of the industry’s top performing solar projects at both the national and regional levels.

Download the complete report here:

We're Growing!

Know someone who you think would be a great addition to the kWh team? We're hiring! Looking for a Senior BD Director, Data Engineer, and Data Scientist to help lower the cost of solar.
Join the kWh Team

Jason Kaminsky Selected as “40 Under 40”

Congratulations to our COO Jason Kaminsky and the other “40 Under 40 Solar Changemakers”!

kWh Analytics in the News

  • Greentech Media: California and the Southwest Excel in New Ranking of Top Performing Solar Projects
  • pv Magazine: kWh Analytics tracks $8 billion in U.S. solar deals so far in 2018
  • Solar Power World: kWh Analytics and Solar Finance Council recognize the industry’s top performing solar projects
  • The Energy Fix: Data Begins Insuring Output For Solar Systems in Virginia
  • Credit Suisse: Alternative Energy: A Maturing Renewables Industry
  • SolarWakeup: kWh Analytics Launches Searchable Solar Financing Database
  • Power Finance & Risk: Banks Wade Carefully into Solar Merchant Waters
  • Greentech Media: Swiss Re Stops Insuring Businesses With High Exposure to Thermal Coal

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