Entries by Thomas Byrne

How technology adds value for clean energy investors

Reposted from FinTek News, published 4/4/19. CleanCapital is sometimes described as a fintech company. While I’m not sure that label really suits us, it’s certainly true that my experience with fintech provided the ‘light bulb’ moment that led to founding CleanCapital. Today, technology underpins all that we do. Clean energy assets present enormous opportunity. Renewable […]

CleanCapital 2018 Impact Report

We continued our growth as a company in 2018. At CleanCapital, we are working to revolutionize the clean energy market through simpler finance.

This year demonstrated our ability to execute on large, complex deals in the distributed clean energy space. Our technology-driven approach, coupled with access to dedicated capital, streamlines and expedites the due diligence and analysis, required for complex deals to close efficiently. We’re looking forward to continuing to develop a robust clean energy marketplace that provides opportunities for investors and access to capital for developers, through a platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects.

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 […]