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News Update: Which Solar Investment Tax Credit Strategy Can Survive the Federal Political Climate?

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum news update. To subscribe, use the form in the sidebar to the right. Features Which Solar Investment Tax Credit Strategy Can Survive the Federal Political Climate? What are the political options the United States solar industry faces as it seeks to avert the…

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Which Solar Investment Tax Credit Strategy Can Survive the Federal Political Climate?

by Kat Friedrich What are the political options the United States solar industry faces as it seeks to avert the impact of the phase-out of the federal investment tax credit (ITC)? A policy paper produced by researchers at The George Washington University, “Softer Solar Landings: Options to Avoid the Investment Tax Credit Cliff,” explores four…

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A Hands-On Workshop on Energy Efficiency Financing Program Design

by Lisa Veliz What does an effective energy efficiency financing program look like? On May 31 in San Francisco, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) convened 23 representatives from across the country in a workshop led by Cadmus Group. They explored current challenges facing program designers. Investors, entrepreneurs, asset managers, and regulators were all…

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Value-of-Solar Study Proposed for Massachusetts

by Kat Friedrich At a public event in Boston on June 11 called “Designing Solar’s Value: A Stakeholder’s Forum,” speakers outlined an ambitious proposal to shift the entire framework of solar financing in Massachusetts to a value-of-solar model. The newly-founded Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC) cosponsored the event, which was hosted by Solar Energy…