IPED Conference: Financing Solar Energy
June 17 & 18, 2010
The Four Seasons Hotel, Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
Why You Should Attend
It is predicted that by 2025, 10% of US electricity will come from solar energy. Today, that percentage is less than 1%, but the use of solar energy is on the rise, increasing at a rate of 40% annually over the past several years. The tremendous opportunities to participate in the growth of the solar energy field—and the fact that energy has been and will continue to be a focus of the current Congress—make being a part of the solar energy movement not only exciting but also one of the safer investments available in today’s business environment.
This two-day conference will focus on:
- The Basics: An overview of the technologies and how they can be used in commercial and residential facilities;
- Up-to-date information on pending legislation and current federal and state policies for solar energy;
- How to finance your project, including an overview of the various sources of available money;
- Components of a deal structure: Who the players are, what their roles are, and how they interact;
- Tax Credit Equity Rules: The basics for structuring tax credit transactions;
- Case Studies on various successful solar projects around the country; and
- Debt and equity updates.
Who Should Attend
- Financial Institutions, Investors, and Lenders that use energy tax credits or other methods of financing to invest in or lend against solar facilities or that want to learn about the current state of the solar finance industry, as well as those that see the great opportunity and potential of this alternative energy source
- Government Agencies and Municipalities looking for practical and cost-effective ways to encourage solar energy, as well as those looking to understand which pieces of the financial puzzle can be met by the private sector and which pieces require governmental encouragement
- Energy and Tax Accountants, Lawyers, Environmental Consultants, and other Professional Advisers who need to know the current trends in solar project finance or who want to enhance their practice in the solar energy industry
- Solar Installers, Integrators, and Developers who design and install solar energy systems
- Building Owners looking to lower operating expenses or to protect themselves against increasing electricity costs by using solar energy
- Companies, from Start-ups to Blue Chips, that invest in every part of the solar spectrum, including investors, panel manufacturers, “green employment agencies,” and other solar service providers
- Nonprofits and Educational Institutions that need advice as they play a role in renewable energy projects as hosts of solar installations and as advocates for solar energy
For more information and to register, visit http://www.ipedinc.net/.