The Future of U.S. Distributed Solar Project Finance

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GTM Research Introduction & State of DG PV Project Finance

Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, GTM Research

Session One - Traditional Vehicles
Unleashing the Supply of Tax Equity

Brett Prior, Global Business Development, SunEdison

Debt: Driving Down Interest Rates

Michael Midden, Senior Director, Sol Systems

Project M&A: Trends and Valuations

Edwin Feo, President, Coronal Group LLC

Moderated Discussion
Session Two - New Horizons in Distributed Solar Finance
Solar - Storage Financing

Tom Leyden, CEO, Solar Grid Storage

YieldCos: Opportunity and Risk

Tuan Pham, President, PowerFin Partners

Moderated Discussion
Coffee Break
C&I Project Screening Methodologies: How to Accurately Price Risk to Unlock Financing
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

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.

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.

Welcome Reception


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