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Examining the current Tax Disadvantages that Solar Power faces at the Federal and Local levels
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Wiser Way To Invest In Solar

Wiser Way To Invest In Solar | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Accredited investors interested in solar energy projects will soon be able to tap into the fast-growing market through a new web-based platform from Wiser Capital LLC of Santa Barbara, Calif.
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Good discussion by Financial Advisers magazine on our company and vision for the future.  

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Peering Over the 2017 Horizon for Solar, Part 2: Beyond the ITC : Greentech Media

Peering Over the 2017 Horizon for Solar, Part 2: Beyond the ITC : Greentech Media | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Yuri Horwitz and Will Graves explore the post-ITC future of the U.S. solar industry.
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Can Securitization Debt Fit with Tax Equity in the Solar Financial Landscape? Part 1

Can Securitization Debt Fit with Tax Equity in the Solar Financial Landscape? Part 1 | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Renewable energy finance is complicated — so is securitization. Fitting them together calls for some clever financial and legal engineering.
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As solar technologies mature, people and companies have begun to investigate more sophisticated investment options.  We agree that the securitization of solar has huge potential and and think our standardization and transparency will help get the industry there faster.

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The Encyclopedia of Solar Securitization, Part 2 : Greentech Media

The Encyclopedia of Solar Securitization, Part 2 : Greentech Media | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Richard Mull of KPMG explains how to take advantage of solar securities.
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House clears streamlined energy spending bill - Politico

House clears streamlined energy spending bill - Politico | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Politico House clears streamlined energy spending bill Politico On the House floor and in the Appropriations Committee, Republicans deflected several Democratic attempts to restore funding for a suite of DOE renewable energy programs, scientific...
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Frightening how backwards this bill is. Thankfully the Senate and President understand the importance of a clean energy future.

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Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise - The Huffington Post
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While we agree that there are potential pitfalls to investors, we think the benefits of a more democratized system outweigh the risks.  As a solar industry, it's up to us to ensure we're being responsible in our outreach to potential investors.

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Institute for Energy Research | MURPHY: Do “Green” Tax Policies ...

The production and investment tax credits for renewable electricity provide a tax credit of 2.0 cents per kWh of power for the first 10 years of electricity production generated from qualifying renewable sources (primarily solar, ...
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MLPs: A Bargain for Renewable Energy or a Devil’s Bargain? : Greentech Media

MLPs: A Bargain for Renewable Energy or a Devil’s Bargain? : Greentech Media | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Everyone seems to love master limited partnerships. Well, almost everyone.
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Is MLP Parity Act a Game Changer? - Investing Daily

Is MLP Parity Act a Game Changer?
Investing Daily
Section 613 of the tax code requires qualifying energy sources to be depletable resources or their derivatives such as crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas and coal.
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Mr. Rapier doesn't think renewable energy has the staying power for MLPs to make sense.  What do you think?

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Senator Wyden Calls For Equal Tax Treatment of Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels

Senator Wyden Calls For Equal Tax Treatment of Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
There's no doubt about it, development of renewable energy is time consuming and expensive, which is probably why it isn't nearly as advanced as fossil fuel energy sources.
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SEIA Provides #Tax Policy Comments During National Tax Reform Debate - #Solar Industry

SEIA Provides #Tax Policy Comments During National Tax Reform Debate - #Solar Industry | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
SEIA Provides Tax Policy Comments During National Tax Reform Debate Solar Industry Calling for "stable, reliable, well-structured tax policy," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has weighed into the tax reform debate currently taking...
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#Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) | via @SEIA

#Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) | via @SEIA | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Paying taxes today? Think about the 30% tax credit available for installing renewable energy - save some carbon... http://t.co/MQgx6TBPwM
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Baseload power is a myth: even intermittent renewables will work

Baseload power is a myth: even intermittent renewables will work | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Energy efficient buildings and appliances, solar hot water, on-shore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, concentrated solar thermal (CST) power with thermal storage and gas turbines burning a wide range of renewable liquid and gaseous .....
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Wiser Capital Commentary: One Step Closer To A Fair Solar Tax Policy

Wiser Capital Commentary: One Step Closer To A Fair Solar Tax Policy | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
By Nathan Homan, Solar Power World Contributor Momentum is steadily building for the Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) Parity Act, moving us one step closer to a tax policy that awards renewable energy the same advantages as fossil fuels. The legislation would modify the tax code to open up MLPs to renewable energy projects. There is
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Senators Call For Extension Of Key Energy Tax Credits

Senators Call For Extension Of Key Energy Tax Credits | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Twenty-four senators are asking the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to renew a slate of tax credits for renewable energy and efficiency, some of which are set to expire at the end of the year.
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Renewable energy brings job growth, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and economic stability.  It's time to bring some certainty to this growing industry. 

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A Call for Cost Comparisons: How Can the US Achieve a Renewable Energy Transformation?

A Call for Cost Comparisons: How Can the US Achieve a Renewable Energy Transformation? | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Carnige Melon University’s Climate and Energy Decision Making Center’s recent study, “Regional variations in the health, environmental, and climate benefits of wind and solar generation,” is a testimony to the difficulty of cost justifying...
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Should we offer incentives for energy production or decreased pollution?  What we decide could change renewable energy tax policy.

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The Encyclopedia of Solar Securitization, Part 1 : Greentech Media

The Encyclopedia of Solar Securitization, Part 1 : Greentech Media | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Richard Mull of KPMG LLP explains the who, what, why and how of solar securitization.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about solar securitization (part 1 of 2)

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UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC lifts longtime advertising ban for hedge funds, others

* Hedge funds, others will be permitted to use TV, Internet* Lifting of advertising ban required by 2012 JOBS Act* Commissioner Aguilar dissents, cites risks of fraud* SEC bans felons, law breakers
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Follow up to yesterday's scoop. More details on implementation. 

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What Would a Solar Asset-Backed Security Look Like?

What Would a Solar Asset-Backed Security Look Like? | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Interest is building in the potential to issue asset-backed securities (ABS) collateralized by the receivables of solar energy companies.
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APS Responds to Sunrun CEO Ed Fenster on Net Metering : Greentech Media

APS Responds to Sunrun CEO Ed Fenster on Net Metering : Greentech Media | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
The net metering debate continues to burn.
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The author points to California as a place where net metering works because the generation of electricity is decoupled from transmission and distribution.  We couldn't agree more.  But we also think that the value of DG solar needs to be assessed on its own to determine if there are additional benefits that can be monitized.

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Is the IRS Considering Solar REITs?

Is the IRS Considering Solar REITs? | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
On June 7, 2013, the IRS released the public version of the private letter ruling (PLR) that it issued to Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. prior to that company’s IPO in April.
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Good headway for solar REITs. 

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A Rare Bipartisan Clean Energy Bill Is Ready for Passage

A Rare Bipartisan Clean Energy Bill Is Ready for Passage | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Congressional lawmakers from both parties are taking a step to catalyze the nation's clean energy economy: After 32 years of restricting a crucial investment tool to expanding fossil fuels, they're pushing to open it to renewables.
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It should be just as easy to invest in renewable energy as it is to invest in fossil fuels.  

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What Value Does Warren Buffett See in #Solar? - @MotleyFool

What Value Does Warren Buffett See in Solar?
Motley Fool
... with solar astounding.
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How to Overcome the Barriers to #Solar Energy for Manufacturing Facilities

How to Overcome the Barriers to #Solar Energy for Manufacturing Facilities | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
Sustainable Plant How to Overcome the Barriers to Solar Energy for Manufacturing Facilities Sustainable Plant Part of a 2-MW system financed by a power purchase agreement, the array atop storage structures of California's San Diego County Water...
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US Tax and Securities Laws Impede Solar Revolution - Huffington Post

US Tax and Securities Laws Impede Solar Revolution - Huffington Post | Solar Energy Tax Policy | Scoop.it
US Tax and Securities Laws Impede Solar Revolution
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But that evolution is not likely to happen if the U.S.
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