Publications - Finance
While broadly adopted, state renewable portfolio standards (RPS) remain controversial in some regions, and continue to be at the center of political discourse. This white paper, prepared for ACORE in conjunction with the Environment and Energy Policy Practicum at the George Washington University Law School, provides a perspective on each of the four main types of RPS revision or repeal being considered and the current strength and long-term viability of state RPSs. >Read More
2012 Year End Edition (Released April 2013)
The US-China Market Review regularly examines the most significant developments in renewable energy markets, finance, and policy in the U.S. and China. The Review is a product of ACORE's US-China Program (USCP) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), with expert contributions from ACORE members.
April 10 -- NREL has launched an initiative to build an open-source database from solar facilities across the country, giving the private market tools to develop investment vehicles to tap low-cost public capital. >>View Article
April 3 -- On Tuesday afternoon, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO, unveiled a new leasing program for Tesla’s Model S sedan. >>View Article
March 8 -- An Oakland, California-based startup called Mosaic has introduced a crowdfunding platform that could deliver some financial stability to clean energy firms. >>View Article
January 30 -- Sungevity, one of the top online photovoltaic (PV) retailers and solar leasing companies, recently shored up $125 million in new financing to boost its business. >>View Article
January 22 -- A San Francisco startup may win approval as soon as this month to become the first firm allowed to raise money for solar-power projects as a REIT, the financing vehicle used in $640 billion of U.S. property ventures. >>View Article
2012 Edition (Released November 2, 2012)
This interactive report provides an executive summary on the status of renewable energy implementation at the state-level. Compiling financial, renewable energy resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary for all who are interested in the highlights of the renewable energy sector in every state.
U.S. PREF provides educational resources on the topic of financing renewable energy companies and projects, and explaining how public policies are affecting, or could potentially affect, the availability of capital and the methods used by the private sector. US PREF is a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy.
Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States
This joint report from ACORE, REEEP and the Alliance to Save Energy gives concrete examples on how state and local governments in the United States are successfully promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. It is designed to share successful program and policy models that can be easily replicated around the country, as well as adapted for implementation in emerging markets.