Clean Energy Group hosted a webinar on financing options for clean, resilient power solutions. Resilient power technologies, such as solar PV with energy storage, could ensure against the devastating consequences of power outages. The challenge to implementing these technologies is financing, especially for low-income communities, which need resilient power the most and suffer disproportionately from severe weather events. In this webinar, Clean Energy Group Senior Finance Director Rob Sanders provided an overview of several clean energy finance strategies for low-cost, long-term financing of resilient, clean-energy technologies. Henry Misas, Senior Project Engineer and Solar Specialist at Bright Power, also presented, describing the development process for resilient power projects and the specific concerns of funders and banks that the project developer needs to address.
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at: http://www.cleanegroup.org/assets/Uploads/RPP-Financing-Options-Webinar-complete-slides.pdf
– Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions, a report by Rob Sanders, CEG Senior Finance Director, October 2014
– How to Finance Resilient Power: Emerging Models Post-Sandy, a blog post by Lew Milford, CEG President, October 2014