Entries by Thomas Byrne

Future remains bright for solar despite the Trump tariff

Despite the Trump Administration’s assertion that it will benefit the solar industry, the decision to impose a tariff on solar panels will have the opposite effect. While attempting to prop up a handful of American manufacturing jobs that may never materialize, many more jobs installing solar systems are at risk as the pace of installations […]

CleanCapital 2017 Year in Review

By Thomas Byrne, Jon Powers and Marc Garrett 2017 was a big year for CleanCapital. As a company, we continue to revolutionize the clean energy market through simpler finance. Clean energy remains a largely untapped investment opportunity for many unfamiliar with the asset class and developers lacking access to capital needed. CleanCapital is addressing these […]

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. […]

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 […]