How does impact investment and low-cost foundation capital affect community solar programs differently than other capital sources; and what are the typical requirements and processes for interaction that an individual should expect after receiving funding from impact investors and low-cost foundation capital sources?

  • Expect monitoring of a different and longer list of performance metrics than seen from different capital sources. Claims about emission savings, job creation, or the promotion of economic development should be defensible through an audit. Expect to have to go through verification and measurement and verification processes imposed by impact investors.
  • Use your investor as a network to find mission aligned partners and suppliers.
Karina Zafiro