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March 2022

Leyline Identifies Top States for Solar, Discusses Interconnection Challenges, Highlights Mid-Mid Debt & More

If you are new to Leyline Renewable Capital, our mission is to fight climate change by providing flexible capital solutions to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy. As former developers, the Leyline team knows the challenges in the project development cycle and has the expertise and capital to help.



Leyline's Insights: Top States for Large-Scale Solar

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) notes that the top states for installed solar capacity as of Q3 2021 were California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona – but these states may not be the best to target for clean energy investment in the future.

We identified the top upcoming markets for solar by developing a model that considers planned coal retirements, incentives for solar developers, the presence and strength of a renewable energy portfolio standard, the presence or absence of a net metering policy, and more.



The Ukraine/Russia Conflict Only Strengthens the Case for Renewables

For years, Russia has been known as an energy superpower. As the world’s third-largest oil producer and second-largest natural gas producer, fossil fuel sales account for a significant portion of the country’s economy and have long provided the country with political leverage.

With the recent conflict in Ukraine, western countries are caught in the middle of an energy conundrum. Not only have fossil fuel supplies and projects been disrupted by the war, but countries are struggling to balance condemning and sanctioning Russia with continuing to meet their energy needs.

Interconnection Delays Impact Clean Energy Deployment

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that the Earth will almost certainly reach or exceed 1.5 degrees in the next decade or two. While there is already tremendous acceleration in renewable energy, most of the overall emissions cuts will need to come from the power sector and be completed by 2030 to stay at or below the 1.5-degree target. 

In the United States, solar, wind, and other renewables would have to produce roughly half of the country’s electricity by 2030 – much faster than federal estimates.

The United States must move quickly to add renewable energy to the grid. However, interconnection backlogs and upgrade costs shouldered by clean energy developers are slowing the process considerably. Read more about why this is an important issue for lenders such as Leyline Renewable Capital.


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Renewable energy developers, even the ones who successfully evolved beyond the start-up phase, often need financing for a myriad of reasons, including speeding up project development, entering a new market, or facing other obstacles. Leyline’s Mid-Mid Debt Solution may be a great source of capital for more established developers looking to accelerate their growth. Learn more.


In 2021, LAR celebrated its first anniversary! A lot of change can come in a year – the LAR team grew both within ourselves and together to understand our rhythms and strengths. As a team, we can reflect on some major accomplishments in Q4, upholding our commitment to listen and learn, reflect, and speak out through it all. Read more from our Q4 Equity and Environment Report.

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