Commercial Solar Asset Ownership: Landscape and Strategies

by Michelle Davis

This report is available for purchase or as part of GTM Research's U.S. Downstream Distributed Solar Service.

The non-residential solar sector experienced a surge in growth in 2016 and is expected to grow 9%, on average, for the next 5 years. This report aims to clarify the current ownership landscape in the non-residential sector and the strategies employed by the major commercial solar owners.

For this study, many of the top non-residential solar asset owners were surveyed for their total capacity brought on-line in recent years and their projected pipeline for 2017. In some instances, total owned solar capacity was estimated utilizing GTM’s comprehensive project-level datasets. GTM Research targeted national commercial solar asset owners that have capabilities in solar development.

Non-Residential Historical and Forecasted Capacity Additions

This report covers the non-residential ownership landscape, origination strategies, customer acquisition strategies, and provides profiles for the top commercial solar asset owners.

Companies profiled in the report include:

AES Distributed Energy | Constellation | Greenskies/Clean Focus Yield | NextEra Energy Resources | NRG | Soltage

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Michelle Davis Senior Analyst, Solar

Michelle Davis is a senior solar analyst at GTM Research with a focus on the downstream US distributed solar market. She tracks the competitive landscape of installers, financiers and technology providers in the residential and commercial market segments. Prior to joining GTM Research, Michelle held various research positions focused on renewable energy, covering topics as varied as the energy water nexus to utility investments in electric vehicle charging stations. She has a BS in Biology from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Antioch University with a focus on sustainability.

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