About this course

Get tax benefits and do good for the world. This is a conversation with existing owner/investors on how they got started, what they look for in a project, common pitfalls, benefits and disadvantages.

This was originally recorded as a live webinar for the HeatSpring community.

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Course outline

1 module • 8 assignments • 59 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 6 assignments
How to Invest in a Solar Project: Get Tax Benefits and Do Good for the World

  • Introductions (06:47 minutes)
  • First Solar Projects (05:05 minutes)
  • Active and Passive Income, Sourcing Opportunities, and Building the Team (10:03 minutes)
  • Finding Investors, Biggest Constraints, and Future Growth Options (12:50 minutes)
  • Team Dynamics and Advice to New Investors (12:54 minutes)
  • Considerations around Risk and Final Thoughts (11:52 minutes)


  • Chris Lord

    Managing Director, CapIron, Inc.
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    Christopher J. Lord is the Managing Director of CapIron, Inc., a firm focused, among other things, on helping clients plan, structure and close financings involving renewable energy projects, including Distributed Generation and Utility-Scale Projects. Mr. Lord graduated from Cornell Law School, and practiced corporate law in firms, and in-house, for over 25 years. He... Learn more

  • Nick Giannotti

    Managing Member, Redball Ventures
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    Business: Dedicating my time and resources to good people with good ideas in good markets. Renewable Energy and early stage growth businesses are a passion. Personal: My passion revolves around problem solving. I enjoy providing solutions to people, organizations, and society, in general. I want to make a long standing impact on society whether it is with a... Learn more

  • Keith Cronin

    SunHedge LLC
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    What kind of world do you want to live in? Two plus decades of cleantech experience on our journey together to sequester carbon in meaningful ways. Blessed with a multidisciplinary skill set of development, finance, business, and deep connections globally. The road to your destiny is often a curved line. After a decade on the East Coast, it catapulted me to Hawaii to... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

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