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Experts Only Episode 17: My Conversation with Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Join us this week for a great conversation with Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  Ethan’s career has taken him from baggage checker on the Clinton campaign to the White House to MTV to the early days of clean energy covering Cape Wind. For the last 12 years, as Head of […]

Jon Powers

Innovative and Resilient: Global Clean Energy Economy is Unstoppable

This post was co-authored by Jon Powers and Zoe Berkery. Good news! Despite a range of uncertainties in 2017 and the beginning part of 2018, clean energy remains a strong economic driver with untapped investment opportunity. Clean energy investments are high, the private sector continues to be a driving force, and corporations are demanding clean […]

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 […]

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.