Agenda

Solar Summit 2014 | April 14 – 16, 2014 | Phoenix, AZ

Pre-Conference Seminar : April 14

Pre-Conference Seminar: The Future of U.S. Distributed Solar Project Finance

Sponsored by:

  1. 1:00pm 1:15pm

    GTM Research Introduction & State of DG PV Project Finance

    Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, GTM Research

  2. Session One - Traditional Vehicles
  3. 1:15pm 1:30pm

    Unleashing the Supply of Tax Equity

    Brett Prior, Global Business Development, SunEdison

  4. 1:30pm 1:45pm

    Debt: Driving Down Interest Rates

    Michael Midden, Senior Director, Sol Systems

  5. 1:45pm 2:00pm

    Project M&A: Trends and Valuations

    Edwin Feo, Chief Operating Officer, Coronal Management

  6. 2:00pm 2:15pm

    Moderated Discussion
  7. Session Two - New Horizons in Distributed Solar Finance
  8. 2:15pm 2:30pm

    Solar - Storage Financing

    Tom Leyden, CEO, Solar Grid Storage

  9. 2:30pm 2:45pm

    YieldCos: Opportunity and Risk

    Tuan Pham, President, PowerFin Partners

  10. 2:45pm 3:00pm

    Securitizing Distributed Solar

    Michael Mendelsohn, Senior Financial Analyst, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

  11. 3:00pm 3:15pm

    Moderated Discussion
  12. 3:15 3:45pm

    Coffee Break
  13. 3:45pm 5:15pm

    C&I Project Screening Methodologies: How to Accurately Price Risk to Unlock Financing


    Moderator: Ned Harvey, COO, The Rocky Mountain Institute

  14. Opening Dialogue

    Panelists will set the stage by articulating the benefits of standards and the need to more accurately price risk in C&I, explain how improved standardization in project finance can help particular C&I solar PV sectors and identify the priority areas in need of improved accuracy to price risk. truSolar will be introduced as a possible solution, how it works, current status and 2014 plans.

    Conrad Burke, Global Marketing Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Evelyn Butler, Global Director, Business Development, Energy & Industrial Systems UL LLC Brian Carey, US Cleantech Advisory Leader PwC Chase Weir, CEO, Distributed Sun

  15. Buyers vs. Sellers

    To unlock capital and increase project velocity, it is essential for buyers and sellers to align on the need to collaborate on standards that establish a linkage between the cost of capital vs. risk in complementary ways. C-level executives, conference attendees and select industry experts will be invited to weigh in on either side of the “Buy or Sell” side in an interactive dialogue to answer: How do we best reduce the friction? Where do we start? Can we agree?

    Chase Weir, CEO, Distributed Sun Patrick Fox, Director of Origination Hannon Armstrong Capital Tarik Bolat, Managing Director Renewable Energy Trust Capital, Inc.

  16. Close – Do we have a deal?

    Standards only matter if they matter. If these solutions existed today, how much more quickly could we deploy a $100M of project capital, what savings could be realized and would the market expand more quickly? A cross-section of panelists, “Buyers” and “Sellers” will cap the discussion in combination with audience Q&A.

    Chase Weir, CEO, Distributed Sun Patrick Fox, Director of Origination Hannon Armstrong Capital Tarik Bolat, Managing Director Renewable Energy Trust Capital, Inc.

  17. 5:15pm 7:00pm

    Welcome Reception


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