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SRECTrade to Speak at GTM U.S. Power & Renewables Summit – November 8, 2017

Posted November 6th, 2017 by SRECTrade.

On Wednesday, November 8, SRECTrade’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Allyson Browne, will be speaking on a panel at GTM’s U.S. Power & Renewables Summit in Austin, Texas.

Allyson will join moderator Colin Smith, Analyst, Solar at GTM Research and fellow panelists Terry Grant, Managing Director at Marathon Capital, and Peter Mathews, General Manager, North America at Solar Edge, to discuss solar cost trends and long-term market implications. Allyson will focus on the interplay between the cost per watt of solar (including the impact of possible tariffs resulting from the Section 201 trade case), federal tax incentives like the ITC, and solar renewable energy credit markets, and how these cost and revenue streams contribute to development (or lack thereof) in the residential and C&I sectors.

The panel, How Low Can They Go: What is Driving Down Solar Cost and What are Longer-Term Market Implications?, will be held at 11:20 am on Wednesday morning. See the full agenda here.

SRECTrade Introduction Video

Posted November 2nd, 2017 by SRECTrade.

Here at SRECTrade, we are constantly working on making solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) straightforward – efficient to manage, transparent access to markets, and easy to understand.

Regardless of whether you are a large solar portfolio manager or a residential system owner, SRECTrade exists to provide expertise in managing solar RECs. We focus on accelerating the adoption of renewable energy by providing services and technology that minimizes the time, cost, and risk associated with achieving the benefits from SRECs.

In an effort to explain all this, SRECTrade recently produced a video outlining RECs and SRECTrade’s online platform and services.

To view the video, please click the image below.

SRECTrade to present at Solar Power International 2017

Posted September 5th, 2017 by SRECTrade.

Heading to Solar Power International (SPI) 2017 this year? Come visit the SRECTrade team! SRECTrade’s CEO, Steven Eisenberg, and CTO, Lewis Wagner, were selected to present at this year’s poster reception. The reception will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 5-6 p.m. on the trade show floor.

Steven and Lewis will be presenting a poster entitled “Scaling Up Solar Incentive Markets: Standards to Unlock Innovation, Investment and Value”. The poster addresses the following:

Two technology factors with large influence on the REC market are providing open and equitable access to underlying registries and the development of software solutions that institutionalize portfolio management. SRECTrade has campaigned to open the underlying REC registries, resulting in the development of the first Application Programming Interface (API) for NEPOOL GIS and an improved API for PJM GATS. Open access to the underlying REC platforms is fundamental to the growth of renewable energy adoption. In 2017, the SREC market in PJM and MA is estimated to exceed $2b in transactions, exposing organizations to potential costly risks and operational mistakes.

Most registries do not have APIs and those that do are limited. Decision makers are resistant to change, but the benefits are clear. Open access places the cost of innovation on the market and reduces the dependency on central authorities.

To reduce portfolio management costs and mitigate risk, the ability for organizations to either buy or build software is critical. The absence of APIs prevents organizations from building or procuring services. We seek to solve this by advocating for APIs and providing comprehensive management services.

A lack of standards and access to underlying data fuels complexity and ultimately increases risk and the cost of doing business. To reduce soft costs and the burden to REC portfolio managers, the industry needs to drive towards free and open data communication. Achieving this will unlock innovation, investment and value across the market.

SRECTrade to speak at Intersolar Finance Symposium – July 10, 2017

Posted July 6th, 2017 by SRECTrade.

On Monday, July 10, 2017, SRECTrade’s CEO, Steven Eisenberg, will be speaking on a panel at the Intersolar Finance Symposium. The panel, entitled “Orange Button: attacking costs and increasing transparency via (portable) finance data standards”, will begin at 2:15 p.m. PT. The panel will focus on Orange Button and other initiatives companies in the solar industry are taking to standardize data portability, transparency, and availability. Steven will focus on the efforts SRECTrade has taken with regards to standardization in the SRECs markets, including initiatives to streamline solar asset certification and on-boarding, tracking registry technology integrations, and SREC transactions. Other panel participants include Michelle Savage (Moderator), VP of Communications at XBRL US, Melanie Gnazzo, Partner at Chapman and Cutler, Sam Adeyemo, COO at Aurora Solar, and Jason Kaminsky, COO at kWh Analytics.

April 23, 2015 Facility Management Introduction and Demo – Webinar Slides and Recording Available

Posted April 24th, 2015 by SRECTrade.

On April 23, 2015, SRECTrade hosted a webinar introducing a new facility management feature for solar installation and development partners. This new feature will help partners more effectively track referred solar facilities from the start of the application process through ongoing SREC sales.

Key features include:

  1. Portfolio overview of all referred systems and their SREC certification status
  2. Robust search engine to easily find clients and system information
  3. Status updates to track systems through the application process
  4. Downloadable reports with system details

For access to the slides please click here: SRECTrade 04/23/15 Facility Management Product Overview. For a video recording of the webinar, click the image below.

This document and recording is protected by copyright laws and contains material proprietary to SRECTrade, Inc. It or any components may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of SRECTrade, Inc. The receipt or possession of this document does not convey any rights to reproduce, disclose, or distribute its contents, or to manufacture, use, or sell anything that it may describe, in whole or in part. If consent to use these materials is granted, a link to the current version of this document on the SRECTrade website must be included for reference.

Turning the page on 2013: Exciting changes at SRECTrade

Posted December 20th, 2013 by SRECTrade.

A note from our CEO, Brad Bowery:

As 2013 concludes, it marks the end of my 5th and final year at SRECTrade. As we head into 2014, my close colleague for nearly 4 of those years, Steven Eisenberg, will assume the role of CEO. Steven has led our business development efforts and driven the growth of our brokerage desk and I am fortunate to have someone I can trust to take over our business and continue what my partner, Kevin Quilliam, and I have created.

For the 5th consecutive year, 2013 was our best year yet, and prospects look even better for 2014! In the last two years, our products and services have been fully defined, we have put a great team in place and our business has achieved ever-elusive profitability in a highly uncertain solar industry. SRECTrade has evolved from a simple website hosting monthly auctions in 2008 to a full services brokerage desk, online marketplace and SREC transaction management software platform. In early 2014, we will be launching a major overhaul of our entire website. SRECTrade 2.0 is a project started in 2012 to rebuild our entire infrastructure from the ground up. I’m very excited for the launch of the new site as it appropriately reflects the maturity of our business over the past few years.

With the company in good hands and the business in a healthy place, I felt this was a great time to move on to my next adventure. I have a passion for building companies and have at least one more startup in me! In the meantime, I am looking forward to seeing SRECTrade continue to prosper under Steven’s guidance.

Finally, our company wouldn’t be what it is today without help. Over the past 5 years, I’ve been joined by a brilliant business partner, an extremely supportive investor, 6 co-founders, 15 employees, 25 interns, 300 channel partners, 10,000 customers, over 60 energy suppliers and the kind folks at the various state agencies including MA DOER and CEC PTS, PA AEPS and PUC, MD PSC, DC PSC, DE SEU and PSC, NJ BPU and OCE, PUC of OH, PJM GATS, and NEPOOL GIS who have all contributed to making our vision, of a transparent, online platform for transacting SRECs, a reality. In this respect, I have been remarkably fortunate.

I am most proud when I think of our wonderful employees who have stuck with us through thick and thin. In over 5 years, we have turned over just one employee, which is a testament to the work environment that we, collectively, have created! I am also lucky to have been continuously on the same page with a great partner and investor, both of whom have been tremendous assets along this journey. They were particularly incredible throughout the difficult decision to make this transition and I am grateful for all they have done.

Thank you for a great 5 years, and here’s to many more!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Brad Bowery

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PV America East Solar Panel Video on RenewableEnergyWorld.com

Posted February 11th, 2013 by SRECTrade.

Last week in Philadelphia, SEIA and SEPA put on the PV America East solar conference. SRECTrade CEO Brad Bowery was featured on a panel with representatives from SunEdison, SolarCity and groSolar titled “Florida to Maine: Mastering Multi-State Solar Opportunities” covering the diverse set of challenges solar firms face entering the East Coast markets. Below is a video hosted by Renewable Energy World that followed up on some of the themes touched on during the 1.5 hour session.

 

SRECTrade and GTM Research Launch Report Series on US SREC Market Dynamics

Posted September 21st, 2012 by SRECTrade.

Greentech Media Press Release Can Be Found Here

SREC Market Monitor provides quarterly financial and demand analysis on the state SREC markets that account for nearly one-quarter of total U.S. PV installations.

SRECTrade and GTM Research today release SREC Market Monitor, the solar industry’s first quarterly report series devoted to covering state SREC markets in the U.S. With SREC programs forecasted to account for nearly 25 percent of the 3.2 gigawatts to be installed nationally in 2012, understanding the risk and opportunity latent in SREC states will be imperative for industry players.

At 72 pages, SREC Market Monitor: 2nd Quarter 2012 provides qualitative state-by-state SREC market analyses, regulatory policy updates affecting these markets, quarterly bid/offer pricing by state, data on SREC supply by state, historical SREC pricing, as well as updated RPS figures for each SREC market. The reports analyze the following markets: Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

FIGURE: SREC Info Map, Q2 2012


Source: SREC Market Monitor: 2nd Quarter 2012

“Over the past five years, SRECTrade has specialized in providing liquidity, transparency and an unparalleled amount of insight into the complex movements of SREC markets across the U.S.,” said Brad Bowery, CEO of SRECTrade. “Our partnership with GTM Research now allows us to go beyond structuring transactions and reach a larger audience who can employ the market monitor to better assess the risk and opportunity of these complex SREC mechanisms.”

“State markets driven by SREC incentives now make up nearly 25 percent of total U.S. installations annually,” said Shayle Kann, VP of Research at GTM Research. “Our quarterly report series with SRECTrade strengthens our U.S. PV foundation and provides our clients with the most timely analysis on the SREC potential, as well as the possible pitfalls, for their businesses.”

For more information on SREC Market Monitor and to purchase a copy, visit www.greentechmedia.com/research/srec-market-monitor.

SAMPLE SREC ANALYSIS BY STATE

  • NEW JERSEY: Trading volume increased in New Jersey as prices stabilized in anticipation of new legislation signed in July. Forward contracts have seen the largest increase in activity as the spot and forward price curves converge.
  • MASSACHUSETTS: After two years of significant undersupply and high SREC prices, rates of installation increased dramatically in Massachusetts, leading to a 50% drop in the 2012 SREC spot price. As market participants adjust to the reality of oversupply, it is clear that the market will trade well below the price support in the early part of the year.
  • MARYLAND: Maryland continues to find support in the legislature for its SREC program. In May, the solar carve-out requirements were moved forward by two years. While this change has kept Maryland from facing a pending oversupply, the market continues to grow at a rate designed to meet requirements under the new legislation.
  • DELAWARE: In April, Delaware launched the pilot of its SREC Procurement Program managed by the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and administered by SRECTrade on behalf of Delmarva Power. The program represents a significant shift in the state’s SREC market that could become a model for other states struggling with SREC volatility. It is the first independent, statewide solicitation for long-term SREC contracts.
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Washington, D.C. market continues to be a bright spot for the solar industry. Given the small, urban footprint of the district, the solar carve-out is an ambitious piece of legislation. Constrained by space, smaller solar installations will dominate this market, naturally preventing the wild swings in supply that have led to volatility in other markets.
  • PENNSYLVANIA: SRECs continue to trade in the $20 to $30 range with an occasional spike. Despite attempts by sponsoring lawmakers, Pennsylvania continues to struggle to garner support for a legislative fix that would accelerate the solar RPS and create demand for SRECs.
  • OHIO: The market was particularly slow in Q2 as 2012 trading activity concluded. In-state demand had been strong over the past few years, but there has been a slowdown as supply has steadily grown to meet that demand. Meanwhile, the OH-adjacent market, which includes SRECs from states that border Ohio, continues to be significantly oversupplied.

Interested in purchasing this quarter’s SREC Market MonitorClick here to learn more.

SRECTrade names Alex Sheets as Director of Environmental Markets

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by SRECTrade.

Sheets brings 5 years of renewable energy market experience at World Energy and SunEdison to SRECTrade’s Environmental Markets team.

San Francisco, CA, July 2, 2012 – SRECTrade, Inc. today announced that Alex Sheets has been named Director of Environmental Markets. Alex joins SRECTrade to expand the firm’s growing presence among institutional project developers and electricity suppliers in the solar renewable energy certificate (SREC) markets.

“Alex has been both a pioneer in environmental markets at World Energy and an expert on managing SREC portfolios for SunEdison, one of the world’s largest solar developers,” says Brad Bowery, Chief Executive Officer for the company. “He brings to our team the perfect combination of electricity supplier relationships and solar development expertise to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers in the SREC markets.”

Prior to joining SRECTrade, Alex Sheets was the SREC Portfolio Manager for SunEdison. In that role, he was responsible for managing one of the largest SREC portfolios in the nation, developing the firm’s trading strategy and executing transactions through a large network of relationships in the energy industry. Alex was also integral in the firm’s development process, advising SunEdison’s project finance team in existing markets and exploring incentive programs in new markets. At World Energy, Alex helped build the publicly traded energy firm’s Environmental Markets desk, exploring carbon and renewable energy credit opportunities throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Alex has an Undergraduate Degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in International Trade & Investment Policy from George Washington University.

“We have always approached our work with a level of preparation and knowledge that sets us apart in the SREC market. I think that is most evident in the information we provide in our research notes, blog and newsletters. We’re excited to bring Alex on board because he expands the depth of our knowledge, particularly in structured SREC transactions. I expect that he’ll be a huge asset for our institutional clients as they assess the various options available to them in these markets,” concluded Bowery.

For additional information, please contact: Sam Rust at press@srectrade.com or (877) 466-4606.

SRECTrade, Inc was founded in 2007 with the aim of developing the market for solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) through a transparent, software-focused approach. Today, 60 megawatts of solar projects across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast use the firm’s software to track and monetize their SREC portfolios. In addition to providing asset management and transaction software, the firm offers SREC auctions and brokerage services to its diverse solar client base along with one of the most widely read research blogs in the industry.