SolarCity’s recent securitization deal may have been small in size but it’s done big things for the future of the asset class.

Haresh Patel, CEO of Mercatus, the software solutions provider for the energy finance industry,  believes securitization is likely to feature as a key financing alternative to fund commercial solar projects as manufacturers look to move away from the government subsidized, investment tax credit. The ITC is a 30% tax credit for solar systems on residential and commercial properties, set to be reduced in 2016.

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