The Leading Networking and Deal-Making Hub for the Solar Industry!

The Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit is recognized as the leading gathering place for the industry’s deal makers. Each year, senior-level solar and financial executives mingle in an intimate setting that provides for an efficient, in-depth, and focused networking experience. From beginning to end, the Summit offers up constant opportunities to meet key dealmakers, learn about their plans for the upcoming year, and capitalize on new prospects that will lead to successful deals. Networking extends into the night with hosted dinners and other activities. The Summit’s unique environment has led previous attendees to rate it as the best value solar event in the industry—“worth every minute of my time” says one attendee.

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Akin Gump

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has one of the world’s leading project finance and renewable energy practices. We represent developers, lenders, equity investors, manufacturers, technology companies and other sector participants in a broad array of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on the development, financing, operation, acquisition and disposition of renewable energy projects and renewable energy companies.

Our team has significant experience across all renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuel and hydroelectric projects and over the past year we have been lead counsel on the three largest renewable energy projects financed in the United States.

STOEL RIVES

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STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Baker & McKenzie

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With a network of more than 4,000 locally qualified and internationally experienced lawyers, Baker & McKenzie is one of the world’s leading global law firms and a long-standing leader in the renewable energy industry. Our Global Renewable Energy and Clean Technology practice provides a full range of legal services to participants in the wind, solar and bioenergy sectors and we have represented clients on market-defining transactions throughout the U.S. and the world. Working seamlessly across our 77 offices in 47 countries, we help clients structure, acquire, finance and implement projects and manage their investments, whether in developed, developing or transition countries. Our ultimate aim is to efficiently provide commercially effective solutions to our clients at every stage.

Ballard Spahr

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Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, providing a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. BofAML is among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. As part of BofAML, Renewable Energy Finance (REF) specializes in tailored financing products and services for renewable energy projects and equipment. REF’s offerings include tax equity investments and a variety of structured debt products. The REF team works closely with BofAML’s investment banking, commodities and structured solutions teams to raise capital for renewable energy clients, with solutions ranging from standard financings to highly structured transactions and financing programs, each tailored to a client’s unique needs and objectives.

CCA Group

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CCA Group is a premier independent investment banking firm that provides financial advisory services to Issuer and Investor clients in the Global Asset Finance marketplace. The firm is focused on creating innovative financing and investment opportunities utilizing fixed capital assets that are essential to the end user. Our team of senior professionals leverages knowledge gained from years of experience investing in and managing fixed assets to provide rational advice to our clients.

Deloitte

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DELOITTE’S M&A practice provides, comprehensive and strategically focused tax, accounting and advisory services to both financial and corporate buyers. With a global network of over 4,000 M&A specialists, clients have access to experienced professionals in all forms of acquisitions, investment and financing structures, disposition alternatives, and post transaction and integration activities. Our multi-disciplinary approach teams top-flight M&A professionals, industry specialists and technical experts to provide fact-based answers and independent advice geared to helping clients minimize risk and maximize returns.

Foley & Lardner

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Foley & Lardner LLP is a national law firm that provides a full array of legal services to assist the rapidly changing and ever more complicated energy industry. Our energy practice is broad and diversified, delivering comprehensive solutions and the leading-edge tools required to serve regulated and unregulated industry participants in this increasingly competitive market. Foley’s wind and solar practices are part of our national Energy Industry Team, advising clients in the development, investment, acquisition, construction, and financing of renewable energy facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry.

KeyBanc Capital Markets

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KeyBanc Capital Markets provides deep industry expertise and capital markets and advisory solutions to companies in targeted verticals which include Consumer & Retail, Healthcare, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Utilities, Power & Renewables, Diversified Industries, and Technology, through Pacific Crest Securities. With over 800 professionals across a national platform, the firm has more than $27 billion of capital committed to clients. Our award winning Equity Research team provides coverage on more than 775 companies.

Marathon Capital

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Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a three-time recipient of the “Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor” Award (2013, 2014, 2016), as well as the “Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year” Award (2016) in Power Finance & Risk’s Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.

MUFG

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MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum
of corporate, commercial, retail banking, and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including access to investment banking, personal and corporate trust, capital markets, global custody, transaction banking, and other services. With assets of $120.0 billion as of March 31, 2016, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings, and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥298.3 trillion (JPY) or $2.6trillion (USD), as of March 31, 2016. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company, and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., have corporate headquarters in New York City.

Whitehall

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Established in 2010, Whitehall & Company is a boutique investment bank focused on M&A and corporate advisory services as well as debt and equity placement for clients. Whitehall offers experienced, focused investment bankers and capital markets professionals with expertise in the origination, structuring, syndication and execution of transactions across industry sectors and markets of execution that assist clients in leveraging their capabilities and streamlining execution of transactions. Whitehall has led M&A advisory, debt and equity capital raising transactions for top tier corporate and private equity clients across the power generation and development, investor owned and cooperative utilities, oil and gas, real estate, industrial and aviation sectors. All securities offered through Whitehall Capital Markets, LLC, an affiliate of Whitehall & Company, member FINRA/SIPC.

Fredrikson & Byron

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Renewable Energy Group assists clients to successfully complete development and financing of renewable energy projects, and acquire and divest renewable energy assets throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Our work also extends to the supply chain, including manufacturing, construction and service companies, where we help them with mergers and acquisitions and other commercial concerns to advance their interests within the renewable energy market.

GE Energy Financial Services

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GE Energy Financial Services’ experts invest globally across the capital spectrum in essential, long-lived, and capital-intensive energy assets that meet the world’s energy needs. In addition to capital, GE Energy Financial Services offers the best of GE’s technical know-how, technology innovation, financial strength, and rigorous risk management. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the GE business unit helps its customers and GE grow through new investments, strong partnerships, and optimization of its approximately $18 billion in assets. GE Energy Financial Services holds approximately $9 billion in renewable energy investment commitments, primarily in wind and solar.

Jinko Solar

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JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in over 20 countries around the globe. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an annual capacity of 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3.5 GW for solar cells, and 6.5 GW for solar modules, as of June 30, 2016.

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. works closely with top financial institutions and key stakeholders in the solar industry.  Publically vetted by trusted industry third party laboratories, JinkoSolar is one of the fastest growing and most reliable PV suppliers in the United States and Canada. The North American headquarters is located in San Francisco with 5 regional sales offices.

Luminate – Solar

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Luminate is a leading consultancy in solar power, providing the solar industry and financial markets with advisory, independent engineering and solar resource assessments in support of feasibility, development, M&A, and financing. Our team is led by power project finance veterans and industry leaders in solar energy research, development, and assessment. We provide services to Fortune 500 and smaller project developers, tax equity investors, investment funds, senior debt lenders, capital markets, and governmental agencies. Our experience comprises over 10 GW of solar power, ranging from rooftop portfolios to the world’s largest utility-scale projects.

Paragon Energy Advisors

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Founded in 2004, Paragon is a leading provider of financial advisory services and has unparalleled expertise in tax equity and sponsor equity structuring, solicitation and placement as well as M&A for renewable and conventional energy projects. Paragon’s professional team has advised project sponsors and tax equity investors in connection with over 50 renewable energy projects totaling over 5,000 MW of generating capacity and requiring approximately $10 billion of capital. These capital raises have included development stage projects and portfolios, projects under construction and projects in operation, and have involved tax partnerships, sale-leasebacks, pro rata sales and other financial structures. In the solar power segment, we have provided both sell-side and buy-side tax and sponsor equity advisory services on residential, distributed generation (C&I), and utility scale projects totaling over $2 billion in transaction value. Our solar power project geographic experience includes projects located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam.

Paragon clients and partners include leading energy project developers, tax equity investors and lenders, strategic investors and private investment firms.

Droel

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Droel, PLLC is the most knowledgeable and experienced firm within the Renewable Energy Industry, assisting clients with solving complex issues or completing intricate deals. We make every client our number one priority, addressing every matter, large or small, with equal amount of dedication, care and attention. At Droel, PLLC, we always meet our client¹s expectations in regards to deadlines and goals, and we¹re always available when you need us. Droel, PLLC has years of successful representation on record, helping us to become the most trusted advisors, as well as helping to create long-term relationships with all of our clients. We¹re passionate about Renewable Energy law, and our other practice areas include, but are not limited to, Business, Construction, Employment, Real Estate and Litigation. Call Droel, PLLC now and see the Droel difference for yourself!

DNV-GL

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DNV GL is the world’s largest provider of independent renewable energy advice. The recognized authority in onshore wind energy, we are also at the forefront of the offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the DNV GL name is new, the company has a rich heritage in renewable energy stretching back to the 1970s. Our organization now integrates the powerful legacy of GL Garrad Hassan and DNV KEMA. We provide independent technical and engineering services, products and training. Customers include renewable energy developers, investors, lenders, manufacturers, construction firms, owners, operators, insurers, non-profit / government organizations, and large-scale utility firms. Our team of dedicated experts is present in all major and emerging global markets for renewable energy. DNV GL’s global perspective is informed by local understanding that can only come from a local presence.

EDF Renewable Energy

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EDF Renewable Energy is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States for its own accord as well as for third parties. EDF Renewable Energy’s portfolio consists of 4 gigawatts of developed projects with 1.9 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.

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