Mercatus Releases North America Solar Trend Report

Posted by Haresh Patel    Oct 3, 2014 7:10:00 PM

Yieldcos ignite low- cost capital and fuel investor demand for operating assets.

San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) October 1, 2014 - Mercatus Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software and services for the renewable energy finance market, today released its North America Solar Trend Report for First Half 2014. The report draws on robust data from more than 2,500 commercial solar projects from more than 50 investors and 300 developers.

Key findings in the report include the trend of more operating assets coming on the market and the acceleration of investment in Northeast projects.

The report indicates that the number of operating

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Mercatus Welcomes Cathy Grossi To The Team

Posted by Haresh Patel    Aug 8, 2014 3:40:15 PM

Mercatus is pleased to announce that Cathy Grossi has joined the management team as Senior Director of Product Management.  Cathy will be responsible for leading the product vision, strategy and roadmap.  “There is a tremendous opportunity to transform energy investing and to bring automation and efficiency to investors through a single software platform,” said Cathy.  “Joining Mercatus is an exciting opportunity to create solutions that enable energy investing to grow at a rapid pace.”

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Banking the Upstart Solar Industry: Featured in American Banker

Posted by Haresh Patel    Jul 30, 2014 8:35:00 AM

Solar has made a lot of progress as a mainstream energy source. We're no longer discussing whether solar is a viable option, but rather what mechanisms we can put in place to make it accessible to more people. The key challenge now is that better and more sophisticated funding solutions are needed to help the solar industry reach its full potential.

This spring, we had the pleasure of sitting in on the Banking on Solar working group, which was organized by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Representatives of the solar industry were joined by bankers, regulators and lawyers. The goal was to address the barriers that banks face when lending to businesses and homeowners for solar upgrades and equipment.

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SolarCity Deal Lights Way for Solar Securitisation - Mercatus Featured

Posted by Haresh Patel    Jul 29, 2014 4:42:00 PM

SolarCity may have created a securitization blueprint for the future last week with a new trade that sidesteps worries about repaying tax credits if the underlying collateral goes bust.

The company embedded a master lease provision in the trade to avoid triggering the repayment of those credits on any project in the deal that ends up in foreclosure.

Fears about such repayments have long stymied securitization in the solar sector, and indeed SolarCity is thus far the only entity that has sold a trade based on solar panel leases.
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SunEdison's Yieldco - Terraform Power - Goes Public Today

Posted by Haresh Patel    Jul 18, 2014 2:07:00 PM

SunEdison's yieldco, Terraform Power, is set to raise nearly $500 million today through an IPO. Investor demand for Terraform shares has appeared to be strong in the leadup to the IPO. The offering price was nudged up on Wednesday from between $19 and $21 per share to between $23 and $25

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Mercatus Awarded Energy Finance Solution Provider of the Year - USA by Acquisition International Magazine

Posted by Haresh Patel    Jul 7, 2014 9:26:00 AM

On July 3, 2014, Acquisition International Magazine named Mercatus, a California-based provider of enterprise-level software solutions for the energy finance industry, to its 2014 list of Business Excellence Award winners as the Energy Finance Solutions Provider of the Year for the USA.

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REFF Wall Street 2014: Roundup

Posted by Quentin Notte    Jul 3, 2014 9:49:16 PM

We had the pleasure of attending the Renewable Energy Finance Forum that was held on June 25 and 26 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The annual event is hosted by ACORE, a nonprofit organization that is committed to promoting renewable energy.

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Mercatus Announces Participation in Intersolar Symposium:

Posted by Haresh Patel    Jun 27, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Mercatus to Moderate Panel with SolarCity, SunEdison, Gestamp and Ecoplexus Executives 

San Jose, CA – June 25, 2014 – Mercatus, Inc. a leading provider of on-demand software and services for the renewable energy finance market, today announced that its CEO, Haresh Patel, will be the moderator of Intersolar: Solar Finance and Asset Symposium’s panel discussion about commercial and industrial solar finance.  The panel will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA on July 7th at 11:50 am

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Solar Access to Public Capital & Banking on Solar

Posted by Haresh Patel    May 13, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Earlier this month, we sat in on the in-person meetings of the Solar Access to Public Capital and Banking on Solar working groups*. Both groups are supported by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the Department of Energy. The meetings included more than 50 participants who represent various stakeholders in the solar industry.

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Mercatus Aims to Accelerate Solar Securitizations - Adopts SAPC Standards

Posted by Haresh Patel    May 1, 2014 5:26:00 PM

This piece is also featured on PVSolarReport

Mercatus announces that it has formally adopted the SAPC Working Group standard contract documents for both residential and commercial solar. The move provides yet another vote of confidence in the SAPC standards, which have been widely supported by the solar industry. 

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sematech helped ignite the U.S. semiconductor market. Haresh Patel, CEO of Mercatus, Inc., believes that the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) initiative will have a similar impact on the solar industry.

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