Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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Legal, Policy & Regulatory ConsiderationsMembers only Login
In order for PACE programs to be successful, there are a complex set of legal requirements and financial guidelines that must be taken into consideration. These policies allow the tool to function as well as bring about financial viability for the...
PACE Financing OptionsMembers only Login
David Rogers explores the many starting funds that can be used for capitalization options for the initial investments into a PACE district, including bonds, grants, loans and more. David also focuses on the process of issuing PACE bonds.
Owning the Benefits of Solar+StorageMembers only Login
This report from the Clean Energy Group is intended to start a discussion of the broad range of options for owning and financing solar+storage systems. It is designed to open up the conversation to explore a variety of models, including PACE...
Six Stages of Solar BankabilityMembers only Login
In this paper, ABB examines the first five stages of solar development to see how the decisions made during the development process affect a project’s bankability. ABB then takes a look at a crucial sixth stage, customer enablement. This stage...
Legal Issues in PACE FinancingMembers only Login
Caleb Bell of Bricker & Eckler provides an overview of several legal issues involved utilizing PACE financing. He provides specifics regarding state authorizing legislation, special assessments, lien priority, federal regulatory issues, and state...
Public-Private Clean Energy FinanceMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA introduces several energy financing programs from around the country giving an idea of the spectrum of tools available for economic development organizations involved in clean energy finance.
Financing Resilient Power ProjectsMembers only Login
This report from Clean Energy Group examines how to finance resilient power projects using a warehouse facility credit. The report suggest a bundling of loans for resilient power projects to achieve scale in the clean energy market.
Renewables 2014: Global Status Report
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) details the status of the renewable energy market in this report. Market, industry, and investment trends, as well as the policy landscape are examined.
Trends Shaping Our Clean Energy FutureMembers only Login
This annual report by IREC presents information and a perspective on the year’s renewable energy and energy efficiency progress and challenges across the U.S., and recommendations that are helping shape clean energy's future.
Financing Energy Efficiency and RenewablesMembers only Login
Doug Lamb with McGuireWoods gave this presentation at the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority 2013 Bond Summit in Charleston, outlining the planning process, deal structuring, market trends and incentives for financing clean energy...