Mercatus Awarded Renewable Energy Investment Software of the Year

Posted by Mercatus    January 22, 2015

Mercatus Awarded Renewable Energy Investment Software of the Year – 2014 by Corporate Livewire

Mercatus is pleased to receive the Corporate LiveWire Business Awards Journal “Renewable Energy Investment Software of the Year- 2014.” The award, which is determined by public nomination and a selection committee of business researchers, recognized Mercatus for its contributions to the Energy Finance Industry by simplifying energy investment and “leading the charge to unlock resources and capital for energy investors.”

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Mercatus Featured in Forbes

Posted by Haresh Patel    January 20, 2015

Forbes Magazine featured Mercatus in a report on trends in the solar industry. Key insights generated by The 2014 North American Solar Trend Report were highlighted. Mercatus CEO, Haresh Patel, and Director of Finance, Tom Vogt, interpreted the major findings in the report and provided industry forecasts.

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As Featured in SolarWakeUp: Solar Investment Executives, What Your New Year's Resolution Should Be!

Posted by Haresh Patel    January 12, 2015

The next two years will be a bonanza for US solar investors aiming to capitalize on the 30% Investment Tax Credit.  If you haven’t made your business New Years resolution here’s a recommendation.

10X your investments and grab market-share with the remaining 30% tax credit while also preparing for the hangover in 2017.

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Why Residential Solar blew past Commercial and Utility Solar, leaving them in the dust

Posted by Haresh Patel    December 17, 2014

Last week, at the GTM Solar Market Insight Conference in San Diego, I spoke on a panel called ‘Cracking the Code on Small Commercial’. To me, the important fact presented by GTM is that residential solar is blowing past the commercial segment in terms of growth and total installations, while commercial and industrial (C&I) scale installations have mostly flat-lined despite a large untapped market.

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Which way is the wind blowing: A battle for energy supremacy

Posted by Haresh Patel    November 24, 2014

Mercatus Expands Into Wind and Other Distributed Energy Asset Classes

Recognizing a broad market need, Mercatus expands its platform into Wind and other Distributed Energy assets classes. With this major enhancement we help leading energy producers and investors gain a competitive advantage and grow their business faster by accelerating the deployment of capital into a variety of technologies and distributed energy resources.

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Transparency - The Key to Increasing Solar Project Bankability: Featured In SolarNovusToday

Posted by Haresh Patel    November 17, 2014

Creating strong bridges between solar developers and investors is a crucial aspect of project bankability. One powerful way to increase deal flow and speed up project finance is for both sides to implement transparent processes. 

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Low-Cost of Capital Handbook

Posted by Haresh Patel    November 13, 2014

A changing US political landscape following mid-term elections has created massive uncertainty around extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).With a potential reduction of the ITC from 30% to 10% in the end of 2016, investors need to leverage new paths to maintain the stellar growth and profits solar power has experienced over the last decade. The Low-Cost of Capital Handbook explores the emerging financing innovations that are key to solar’s future including:

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Are you getting the information and insight to make good business decisions? Is it repeatable and scalable?

Posted by Haresh Patel    November 4, 2014

Everyday we hear executives complain:

“We scramble up to the last minute to produce a single consolidated global view of our business every time we have the need.”
“We run our Development Capital Committee and struggle making good resource and development capital allocation decisions due to lack of solid information and insight."

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Banking on Solar: SPI breakout group on unlocking capital flows

Posted by Haresh Patel    October 29, 2014


Last week at the SPI Convention in Las Vegas we participated in a breakout session on unlocking capital flows into solar power. The group called ‘Banking on Solar’ –which includes leadership from CitiBank, Solar City and the Connecticut Greenbank – discussed the barriers of institutional investment into solar assets and how the industry can mature quickly enough to overcome them.  

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Top Takeaways from the SPI Convention 2014

Posted by Tim Buchner    October 24, 2014

It’s was a busy week at the Solar Power International (SPI) Convention in Vegas. Here are my top takeaways from the conversations and seminars I took part in.

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