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  • Financing Energy Storage Projects Financing Energy Storage Projects:
    Assessing Risks — Part Two

    July 13, 2017 - In part one of this article, we discussed the types of energy storage and the incentives that are supporting its development. Now let’s look at the financing issues and the project risks associated with energy storage today.

  • Apple's Clean Energy Financing Apple Issues a Second Green
    Bond to Finance Clean Energy

    June 19, 2017 -Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again.

    On Tuesday, the iPhone maker issued a $1 billion green bond to fund renewable energy generation. It builds on $1.5 billion worth of bonds the Cupertino, California-based company sold a year ago to further its goal of running 100 percent of its operations on renewable energy.

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  • Financing Your Solar Facility 5 Tips to Get Your Solar Facility Financed

    Nov. 29, 2016 -Here is a list of best practices to make the fniancing process as easy as possible. Examples are based on either a ground mount or rooftop solar facility that is not constructed. However, this process can be used for constructed projects or wind power, waterpower, renewable natural gas or energy storage projects with some modifications.

  • Solar Backed Bonds Solar-Backed Bond Opens New
    Path for Renewable Energy Financing

    February 2, 2016, Renewable Energy World -Early in 2015, a unit of Shenzhen Energy Group Co. started looking for ways to find new sources of capital for solar plants that wouldn’t compete for cash with its parent company’s hydro and coal projects. The answer was a new kind of security and a first for China.

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  • Help Fight Big Banks Dirty Energy Help Fight Big Banks
    Dirty Energy With a Sierra
    Club Credit Card

    The Sierra Club recently made a public commitment to divest its own organizational money from pipeline banks and, for the last four years, we've partnered with a bank that doesn't invest in dirty energy, has never earned a dime on fossil fuels, and would never consider funding a pipeline.

    The Sierra Club's Visa® Platinum credit card is offered through Beneficial State Bank, a do-no-harm community bank that is committed to transparent banking practices and providing fair wages.

    Click now for more information.

  • Clean Energy States Alliance Clean Energy States
    Alliance (CESA)

    CESA is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA members—mostly state agencies— include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country.

  • Sunpower Solar Loan Programs Sunpower Solar
    Loan Programs

    SunPower is offering several loan options.

    Click now to see if any of them suit you.

  • Alliance for Renewable Energy What Others Are Doing

    Since 1991, over 40 other nations, states, and provinces, have pioneered legislation that have proven to promote the fastest, cheapest, and widest growth of renewable energy. In many of these countries these policies are called "Feed-In Tariffs" (FITs), also known as "Renewable Energy Payments." Producers of renewable energy are paid a premium rate or "tariff" for each kilowatt of energy they "feed into" the grid. The name has changed but the fundamental principles of these policies stay the same.

  • DSIRE™ -State Incentives Database for Renewable Energy and Efficiency If Green is
    What You Desire

    It's the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is currently operated by the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University, with support from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Financing Wind Projects Finance Blows In the Wind

    Publicly financed funds, such as those managed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the California Energy Commission, the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, and other clean energy funds, are primarily looking for the most cost-effective ways of leveraging private funding to maximize benefits to taxpayers.

  • Florida State Solar Power Rebates, Tax Credits, and Incentives Is Florida Really
    the Sunshine State?

    With all those miles of sandy beaches and groves of orange trees, who could argue with naming Florida the Sunshine State? From Tallahassee to Miami, and at all points in between, Florida has an amazing outdoor environment warmed by the sun. Is there a more perfect location for using solar energy resources? Click now to find out what the Florida legislature is doing to promote clean energy and protect the environment.