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Joanna Schroeder

  • a new white paper, Evolution of the Grid Edge: Pathways to Transformation, GTM Research identifies three pathways that different states will follow in their transition to the emerging grid-edge and distributed electricity system. To get there, they will follow one of three pathways: “The Advanced Energy Consumer,” “The Innovative Regulator,” and the “Proactive Energy Provider.”
  • A new report by Clean Energy Group proposes bundling loans for resilient power projects, such as solar PV with battery storage, to get this clean energy market to scale. The report shows how to use an old finance tool, a warehouse credit facility, to assemble portfolios of loans for resilient power projects, which will protect vulnerable populations from power outages during severe weather events. “Ramp Up Resilient Power Finance: Bundle Project Loans Through a Warehouse Facility to Achieve Scale,” explores using this proven loan bundling approach to finance resilient power projects across the country, to move from financing of single projects to financing of many projects in a loan portfolio.
  • BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH has qualified for the inclusion in the “dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme,” that will establish laser based wind measurement technology and implement a verification site for remote sensing devices in Brazil. The programme is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and has the aim to financially promote German companies in opening up new markets and spur development.
  • NRG Renew and SunShare are partnering to finance and build 8.2 megawatts (MWac/10 MWdc) of community solar projects along the Front Range of Colorado (including Colorado Springs and Denver), which is enough to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years. This project will more than double NRG’s existing community solar portfolio. Once completed and online in mid-2015, this will be one of the largest operating community solar portfolios in the nation, comprised of five ground-mount sites, four in Denver’s bustling metropolitan area and one in nearby Colorado Springs.
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