Investment Insights

America Cannot Afford to Sit out the Renewable Energy Transition

In May, Real Assets Adviser published an article expressing misgivings about the cost and benefits of a transition to renewable ...

On Our Radar: Slave Labor and the Solar Panel Supply Chain

Investors are concerned about the sourcing of solar panel materials in parts of China with documented human rights abuses. Greenbacker ...

Planting Pollinators: Restoring Ecosystems on Solar Sites

Greenbacker’s solar projects do more than just produce clean energy—they also support declining pollinator populations. Being a good steward of ...

Reflections on Greenbacker, Ten Years in

All businesses begin with a dream. Greenbacker’s began in 2011, when a group of founders came together around a common ...

Wind Power, Freezing Weather, and the Renewable Energy Landscape in Texas

The mid-February winter storm in Texas has dramatically underscored the importance of reliable power generation. Record low temperatures, historic snowfall, ...

Tax Equity: A Boost for Investors in Renewable Energy Projects

Tax equity is an essential—and growing—component of renewable energy investing. According to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Project Finance NewsWire, tax equity ...

Driving Economic Growth by Democratizing Renewable Energy Investing

With the approach of the winter flu season, the United States faces a new wave of uncertainty regarding increasing coronavirus ...

Stability in a Storm: From Pandemic to Climate Crisis

As the global pandemic wreaked havoc on financial markets, investors experienced dramatic volatility in their portfolios. For some, this has ...