Born and raised in a "solar home," Stephen Honikman has a lifelong interest in sustainable energy. His graduate work and early career honed a keen interest in capital markets, Web technology, and the commercialization of sustainable economic systems. Wiser Capital was formed to knit these interests together and scale access to a sustainable energy asset class: third-party financed commercial solar.
Today, Wiser Capital is a thought leader in mid-scale commercial solar finance. Wiser's Web platform and embedded Wiser Solar Asset Rating (WSAR) underwriting paradigm sources, scores, and streamlines commercial solar development and investment, accelerating the spread of, and participation in, point-of-use sustainable energy generation. Wiser identifies the compelling value in the asset class to each stakeholder: commercial energy consumers save money and access clean energy without up-front capital. Solar contractors create jobs and grow their business. And investors confidently deploy capital into attractive, sustainable energy assets.
While not evangelizing wiser investment in sustainable energy, Stephen appreciates living in Santa Barbara, California, where he counts his lucky stars for his amazing wife and does his best to keep up with his three kids.