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Solar and tigers and bears oh my!

It’s not everyday you get to help install a solar system…it’s also not every day you get to do it in the jungle with elephants and rhinos passing by… Earlier this month I took an incredible trip to Nepal with GRID Alternatives where I helped install a 1.2 kW off-grid solar system in the Chitwan […]

Thomas Byrne

Four takeaways from Fintech Rising — How innovative technology is transforming finance

I had the opportunity this week to participate in roundtable discussion with finance leaders on “Innovations in Finance” at the Fintech Rising Summit. While 2017 was a big year for the fintech space, there were four major takeaways from our roundtable discussion on Wednesday: Machine learning and algorithms are driving efficiencies and validating investment opportunities. […]

Jon Powers

Understanding the Solar Trade Case: My Conversation with SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper

Solar power has blossomed over the last 10 years from a nascent industry to a $23 billion market that continues to grow. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for a candid discussion on the current state of the U.S. […]

Jon Powers

CleanCapital Acquires $30M in New Solar Operating Assets: Is Your Project Next?

It’s an exciting time to be in clean energy finance. The solar industry continues to set records and surpass obstacles. On Monday the solar industry faced the challenge of a once-in-a-hundred-year event: a total solar eclipse that took 9 GW of solar offline. Thanks to advancements in grid resiliency, grid operators throughout the nation were able to manage electricity demand throughout the eclipse and ramp solar production back immediately after it passed.

Leading By Example — What we can learn from the military’s adoption of clean energy

This article was originally published in NAREIM Dialogues — Spring AR2017 issue. Serving in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, we both had life changing experiences that have led to careers focused on continuing our service to our country. It was those experiences that led us to personally understand the high price that our country pays […]

Jon Powers

Why solar is here to stay (and ripe for investing)!

This is an incredibly exciting time for the solar industry as we continue to surpass major milestones. Last year, was the strongest year ever for the industry and we celebrated one million installations. While we may only be one month into 2017, solar shows no signs of slowing down this year. Costs of installations are […]

Thomas Byrne

Why we launched CleanCapital

A few years ago, I refinanced my law school loans with SoFi. I was ushered through a painless process that resulted in better loan terms and a lower rate. As a lawyer that was involved in billions of dollars of clean energy transactions, I was accustomed to inefficient, painful financings. My SoFi experience offered an […]