Clean Energy Finance Forum
September 22, 2014
by Michael Puckett
Recent attention and growth in clean energy development has largely been focused on either the household scale or the utility scale, leaving the medium-scale market to languish. Despite significant challenges, a growing number of players in the industry are beginning to recognize this untapped potential.
Village Power Finance, based in Palo Alto, Calif., uses a model that engages community organizations, small businesses and investors to streamline the development and financing of solar and energy efficiency projects.
Michel Puckett from the Clean Energy Finance Forum recently spoke with Ty Jagerson, founder and CEO of Village Power Finance, to learn more about the challenges facing medium-scale green energy development. They discussed what Village Power Finance is doing to overcome these obstacles.
Jagerson has had a long and varied career in energy. He started one of Ukraine’s first energy service companies (ESCOs); co-founded SolFocus, a concentrated PV manufacturer; and was president of HelioPower, a provider of integrated renewable energy solutions. He left HelioPower in 2013 to found Village Power Finance. Read more…