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In this episode of SolarWakeup Live I talk to Thomas Byrne of CleanCapital. We talk about the difficulty to scale smaller solar and what path CleanCapital is taking to achieve this. Since the interview CleanCapital has acquired several portfolios and taken an investment from BlackRock. Thomas Byrne is founder and CEO of CleanCapital. CleanCapital is a technology-driven investment platform that delivers capital throughout the clean energy sector, and offers capital to developers of new assets and liquidity to owners of existing assets. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects for owners, lenders and other market stakeholders. Since its founding in 2016, CleanCapital has acquired nearly $300M of operating distributed solar assets. Prior to CleanCapital, Thomas was a partner at True Green Capital, a private equity firm, and a lawyer at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has led numerous landmark financings in the clean energy space with more than $5 billion of transaction experience. Thomas is widely published and speaks regularly on clean energy, finance, technology, policy and innovation. * CleanCapital Announces New Investment from BlackRock’s Renewable Power Group * CleanCapital Accelerates Solar Acquisitions, Announcing 13MW Deal in Indiana and Ohio * CleanCapital and BlackRock Announce New Partnership to Drive Capital into Distributed Clean Energy Markets This episode is sponsored by UtilityAPI, the engine that speeds up your solar sales process. Stop making your customers get their utility bills and do it instantly with UtilityAPI. Go to UtilityAPI.com/SolarWakeup for a free single meter utility bill pull.