Mercatus has introduced new second generation platform Mercatus 2.0 to accelerate securitisations of residential and commercial solar portfolios.

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The Mercatus 2.0 comprises enhanced features such as portfolio analysis and automated ratings for both the residential and commercial segments.

The new additions are expected to be major enablers for the onslaught of distributed generation solar securitisations, which are planned to occur in 2014.

The enhanced tools of new release will help investors in making more informed decisions when allocating budgets and resources with enhanced data and analytics for real-time performance measurements.

Mercatus has assessed over 11GW of solar projects, and currently serves 40% of the distributed generation US solar market, since its 2009 inception.

Mercatus CEO Haresh Patel said the new platform is the answer, providing the fastest and most accurate solar investment analysis and decision making tools in the industry.

"As Wall Street begins to eye the industry as an emerging asset class, new financing vehicles such as Yieldcos, MLPs, Solar REITs, and PACE financing require a sophisticated solution to rapidly deploy capital and help the industry reach its full potential, both as a mainstream source of distributed generation and a viable asset class," Patel added.

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