1305, 2020

Smart Grid Today – Podcast

Jim Spano is co-founder of RadientREIT, a firm pioneering the use of the REIT real-estate construct to treat solar generation deployments as real estate, making solar a very attractive investment. He also told us about his work using home solar plus battery storage to build virtual power plants. This industry is wide open and he has very few competitors and told us how regulatory constructs are blocking progress. LISTEN: Podcast

2704, 2020


Jim Spano’s strong financial background, as well as his expertise in real estate and land development, gives him a unique perspective among solar energy developers. Mr. Spano has played a key role in the development of projects totaling over 300 MWs in solar generation facilities. LISTEN: Podcast

2911, 2019

Your First Thousand Clients

Sometimes, it pays to look at what projects you have on the sidelines because they just might be what will lead you to success. Jim Spano is an Air Force veteran who specialized in Russian linguistics. After leaving the service, he went on to work for the Metropolitan Insurance Company and later on put up an insurance brokerage that eventually became a high-net-worth financial planning firm. His interest in real estate led him to establish his own company that focuses on renewable energy solar projects. In this episode, Jim shares how he was able to get back into the black after the real estate crash of 2008. He says that instead of always looking at the next product to deliver to the market, you need to think of developing a platform that would allow other products to get into the market. SOURCE: Mitch Russo

2007, 2019

SunCast – Solar Development and Finance

Jim Spano is co-founder of RadiantREIT, Managing Partner of Spano Partner Holdings and a nationally recognized expert in solar development and finance. He has been instrumental in the development of over 300 megawatts of solar generation primarily in the Northeast United States. He is the founder and President of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA), Vice-President of the Mid Atlantic Solar and Storage Industry Association (MSSIA), on the board of the International Battery and Energy Storage Association (IBESA), a conference committee member of the Intersolar North America Conference, as well as numerous other industry positions. LISTEN: Podcast









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