Energy Acuity is the leading provider of solar power generation and solar power delivery market intelligence. Below are the Top 10 U.S. Solar Financier’s by MW capacity within the Energy Acuity’s Solar Database.


Top 10 U.S. Solar Financier’s


1.) U.S. Department of Energy — Projects: 142 Capacity (MW): 3,928.07

The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

The U.S. Department of Energy has 4 main goals:

1.) Transform the Energy Systems – Catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies.

2.) The Science and Engineering Enterprise – Maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity, with clear leadership in strategic areas.

3.) Secure the Nation – Enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.

4.) Management and Operational Excellence – Establish an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success.

2.) KeyBanc — Projects: 21 Capacity (MW): 876.80

KeyBanc Capital Markets provides investment banking, commercial lending, treasury management, derivatives, foreign exchange, equity and debt underwriting and trading, and syndicated finance products and services to large corporations and middle-market companies. KeyBanc Capital Markets is a trade name under which corporate and investment banking products and services of KeyCorp and its subsidiaries, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC, and KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank N.A.”), are marketed.

3.) Goldman Sachs — Projects: 2 Capacity (MW): 846.20

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) is a bank holding and a global investment banking, securities and investment management company. The Company provides a range of financial services to customers, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Its depository institution subsidiary, Goldman Sachs Bank USA (GS Bank USA), is a New York State-chartered bank. It operates in three segments: Investment Banking, Trading and Principal Investments and Asset Management and Securities Services. In March 2010, the Company’s subsidiaries sold the La Francia mine and related infrastructure assets, including Concession 5160, and Adromi Capital Corp., the holder of the La Francia II concession, to a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

4.) Prudential Capital Group — Projects: 9 Capacity (MW): 743.50

Prudential Capital Group has been a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide for more than 75 years. Managing a portfolio of nearly $82 billion (as of 3/31/18), Prudential Capital offers senior debt and mezzanine capital, leveraged leases, credit tenant leases, and equipment finance to companies, worldwide. The global regional office network has locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Minneapolis, Newark, N.J., New York, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney*. For more information, please visit

5.) SunEdison, LLC — Projects: 56 Capacity (MW): 720.77

SunEdison is the largest global renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the world. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar power plants — delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government, and utility customers. SunEdison is also one of the world’s largest renewable energy asset managers and provides asset management, operations, maintenance, monitoring, and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.”

6.) SunPower — Projects: 10 Capacity (MW): 590.52

SunPower Corporation designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells and solar panels generate more power than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

7.) Google Inc. — Projects: 12 Capacity (MW): 586.50

You know Google… but just incase you don’t, ‘Google it’ 😏

8.) Pegasus Energy Partners — Projects:Capacity (MW): 350.00

Pegasus Energy Partners is a project development company looking to develop a 400MW solar farm in Alameda County, CA.

9.) NRG Energy — Projects: 5 Capacity (MW): 344.40

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S, built on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform.

A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, they continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy.

NRG has won numerous awards for industry leadership and many of it’s nationwide ecoNRG initiatives which are targeted toward meeting the challenges of climate change, clean air and natural resources protection.

10.) Apple Inc. — Projects: 4 Capacity (MW): 340.00

Apple is now globally powered by 100% renewable energy.


Source: Energy Acuity


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