Foreign Companies Shouldn’t Pick Winners and Losers in US Energy

Suniva, Inc., a bankrupt solar module company based in Georgia and owned by a Chinese conglomerate, has filed a rare petition under the 1974 Trade Act that could cost nearly 90,000 American jobs across the U.S. solar industry. Continue Reading

US Solar Secures Project Financing Facility from Alliance Fund II

United States Solar Corporation (“US Solar”), a leading community solar developer, announced today it has secured a project financing facility from the Alliance Fund II, LP, an affiliate of North Sky Capital which is advised by New Energy Capital Partners (“NEC”), a leading investor in clean infrastructure real assets.  This capital will be used to support the development of US Solar’s 100+ MW solar portfolio, with an initial focus on the Minnesota community solar market. Continue reading

2016 Greenhouse Gas Impact

In 2016, the solar, landfill gas, and fuel cell projects funded by New Energy Capital offset over 1,190,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents.  This figure represents investments from the Infrastructure Credit Fund, the Alliance I Fund, and the Alliance II Fund, and is more than double that of 2015. Continue Reading

Why Natural Gas Is The New Coal

Surrounded by coal industry workers, donned in khaki pants and polo shirts, President Trump signed an executive order in March pulling the plug on his predecessor's plan to close hundreds of coal-fired power plants to reduce carbon emissions.  "You're going back to work," Trump told the miners. Continue Reading

Buyouts: Need to Meet

The U.S. solar market is surging, with capacity having grown by 95 percent last year.  "I was fortunate enough to participate at the beginning," said Scott Brown, who in 1987 helped found the company that is now First Solar. Continue Reading