Entries by Colleen Young

Solar Builder – CleanCapital acquires brownfield solar developer BQ Energy

CleanCapital acquired 100% of the ownership interests in BQ Energy (BQE), a renowned landfill and brownfield renewable energy developer, and plans to leverage its expertise in this segment as a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of CleanCapital. CleanCapital will fund the development of projects in BQE’s substantial long-term pipeline.

Solar Power World – Op-ed: Let’s close the loop on tariffs to create a sustainable clean energy economy that benefits all

For the last decade, “tariff” has been an all-too-familiar term in the solar industry, evoking a mix of strong opinions among stakeholders. In 2012, the Obama administration first imposed tariffs on certain imported cells and modules in an attempt to rescue the declining solar manufacturing industry. In 2018, the Trump administration expanded this approach with the imposition of Section 201 solar tariffs. The Biden administration followed its predecessors in extending the Trump-era tariffs earlier this year. After a decade of various tariffs on solar imports, the U.S. solar manufacturing industry is still struggling.

ABF Journal – CleanCapital Secures $200MM Credit Facility from Rabobank

CleanCapital closed a credit facility of up to $200 million to support its pipeline of distributed solar and energy storage projects. Rabobank will act as mandated lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent for the facility. The facility is structured with an accordion and will grow over time to accommodate CleanCapital’s expanding portfolio of operating solar assets.