Clean Power Finance Announces Growth Equity Investment from Duke Energy, Helps SEPA Educate Utilities about Distributed Solar

  Clean Power Finance Announces Growth Equity Investment from Duke Energy,
  Helps SEPA Educate Utilities about Distributed Solar

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- June 27, 2013

Clean Power Finance (CPF), the leading provider of financial services and
software for the distributed solar industry, today announced Duke Energy, the
largest electric power holding company in the U.S., as its latest strategic
growth equity investor. Duke joins existing CPF equity investors Edison
International and two unnamed utility holding companies.

"Clean Power Finance is a leader in the rooftop solar distributed generation
market -- one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing spaces in our industry,"
said Jim Rogers, chairman and CEO of Duke Energy.

“There are a number of ways CPF helps power companies invest in and profit
from distributed solar,” said Nat Kreamer, chief executive officer of Clean
Power Finance. “Duke’s investment is a vote of confidence in our business and
the future of distributed solar.”

As part of its ongoing efforts to educate electric utilities about the value
and benefits of distributed solar, CPF will present a joint webinar with SEPA
(the Solar Electric Power Association) on August 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The
webinar will inform SEPA utility members and non-members about how they can
invest in distributed solar generation as well as benefit from distributed
solar operating on their grids.

“Many electric utilities do not know how they can take advantage of third
party owned distributed solar,” said Kreamer. “CPF is educating the power
industry about distributed solar’s economic and physical advantages.”

About Clean Power Finance

San Francisco-basedClean Power Finance(CPF) provides financial services and
software to the distributed solar industry. CPF connects solar professionals
with institutional solar finance investors through the CPF Market™, the online
business-to-business marketplace for distributed solar financing, and provides
the solar industry with CPF Tools™, the leading solar sales SaaS application.
Solar professionals use CPF to access a variety of unbranded, third-party
owned finance products and easy-to-use solar sales quoting and design tools.
Investors and lenders use CPF to invest in distributed solar projects that
provide reliable rates of return with managed risk.Founded in 2006, CPF now
manages half a billion dollars of project financing on behalf of third-party
solar investors.To learn more about Clean Power Finance, please
visithttp://www.cleanpowerfinance.com.

Contact:

Clean Power Finance
Alison Mickey, 415-963-4319
amickey@cleanpowerfinance.com
 
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