San Francisco (January 24, 2014) — Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ), a business research publication for the climate change industry, has named Clean Power Finance® a winner of its 2013 Business Achievement: Finance award.
“CCBJ recognized a number of innovative projects that either broke ground or saw their way to completion in 2013 in solar, energy storage, carbon capture & storage and adaptation,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego), publisher of Climate Change Business Journal.
CCBJ honored Clean Power Finance for empowering the U.S. residential solar industry, reducing solar soft costs and facilitating utility investment in residential distributed generation (DG) solar.
“We are very pleased to be included in an impressive group of organizations dedicated to combatting climate change,” said Nat Kreamer, CEO of Clean Power Finance. “Our model demonstrates that clean, solar energy can be profitable for investors and the solar industry while also saving consumers money. And our unique approach has allowed traditional power companies to successfully invest in residential DG solar, which is a natural extension to their businesses.”
CCBJ honored 31 companies for their contributions to mitigating climate change in 2013. The 2013 CCBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XII in San Diego, Calif. on March 12-14, 2014.
About Clean Power Finance
Clean Power Finance (CPF) is a financial services and software provider for the residential solar industry. CPF connects solar professionals with institutional investors through the CPF Market, the online platform that allows electric power companies to invest in residential solar. CPF also provides the solar industry with CPF Tools®, a leading solar sales SaaS application. Solar professionals use the CPF Market to access a variety of unbranded, third-party owned finance products. Investors and lenders use it to invest in solar assets that provide reliable rates of return with managed risk. Founded in 2006, CPF manages half a billion dollars of project financing on behalf of third-party solar investors that include major corporations, electric power companies and financial institutions. To learn more about CPF, please visit http://www.cleanpowerfinance.com.
About the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards
In October-December 2013, Climate Change Business Journal solicited nominations for the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of CCBJ staff and CCBJ editorial advisory board members. (Disclaimer: company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations.)
Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Climate Change Business Journal®, which covers nine segments of the Climate Change Industry, and Environmental Business Journal®, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.