Stratton Report One Minute Video Interview at SPI 2017

Jigar Shah
President
Generate Capital

For additional coverage with Mr. Shah visit a past interview on  Financing the commercialization of new tech in the energy space

What are some of the challenges the small community solar market face?

Well, in general, the whole purpose of community solar was to allow customers who are renters or low income or others to participate in Solar. But what you are finding is that in fact, the banks are still asking the community Solar developers to do the same traditional formula of very high credit quality customers buying the power under 20 year contracts. And so, the challenge is there is a real like dichotomy between what investors want and what the policy makers want. And so, I think for community Solar to be successful, there has to be some sort of coming together between the investors and the policy makers.