Greetings from Solar Canada 2014! We've joined leaders in the industry to share some of these exciting announcements:
1) CoPower launches platform for investing in clean energy We're thrilled to announce the launch of our online investment platform. CoPower investors across Canada financed our first two projects: a solar installation in Windsor, ON, and energy efficiency upgrades at the Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto. Check out our official media release for more details.
3) Investment platform Lending Club raises IPO terms Amid market excitement surrounding online investment platforms, Lending Club, a US-based platform for investing in personal loans, raised its terms for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. The listing would raise over $900 million, and value the company at around $6.5 billion.
3) SolarCity CFO: "Buckle up, it's going to be an amazing ride" One of our core beliefs at CoPower is that with greater scale and easier access to capital, new deployment of clean energy will continue to outpace other forms of energy. SolarCity, the solar installation company headed by Tesla Motors' Elon Musk, recently held an earnings call where they explained how they're on track to reach a cost of under $2 per installed watt of residential solar power, a figure that's competitive with grid power in almost every US state.
4) Slides from Cleantech Drinks CoPower's Raphael Bouskila gave a well-received presentation on the financing side of cleantech at Cleantech Drinks Montreal last month. We've had several requests for the slides and it's our pleasure to share them with you. Check them out here.
The CoPower team