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Newsletter: Assessing Solar Risk and Designing Climate Finance

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum newsletter. Features Assessing Risk for a Vast Commercial Solar Market Rocky Mountain Institute and the truSolar working group have developed a risk-screening tool targeted toward middle-market commercial solar projects. Read more… Designing Climate Finance for the Developing World Scaling up investment in developing…

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Assessing Risk for a Vast Commercial Solar Market

by Marley Urdanick Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the truSolar working group have developed a risk-screening tool targeted toward middle-market commercial solar projects. According to Jamie Mandel, manager at RMI, commercial rooftop and ground-mount systems, which can range from 10 kW to 1 MW, are not financed as often as they should be. The small-…

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Designing Climate Finance for the Developing World

by Kat Friedrich Scaling up investment in developing nations to reduce the hardships of climate change poses many challenges. The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, an international forum for improving social and economic policies, produced a report exploring this urgent situation in May. The report is titled “Scaling up and Replicating Effective Climate Finance…

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Newsletter: Where Distributed Generation May Meet Diversity

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum newsletter. Feature Investment Districts May Help Clean Energy Reach Minority Communities The nonprofit Center for Social Inclusion has developed an innovative policy paper that could attract clean energy financing and distributed generation to minority and low-income communities. Read more… News Court Ruling Encourages Corporate Investment…

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Investment Districts May Help Clean Energy Reach Minority Communities

by Kat Friedrich The nonprofit Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) has developed an innovative policy paper called “Energy Investment Districts” that could attract clean energy financing and distributed generation to minority and low-income communities. Ethnic minorities will be a majority of the United States population before 2050. This paper offers clean energy financing professionals an…