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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.

AWS Truepower

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AWS Truepower provides the most accurate, reliable, and innovative clean energy project development, engineering and operations solutions available today. Energy developers, investors, utilities, system operators, and governments rely on the company’s 30 years of experience, proven expertise and technology to reduce uncertainty, mitigate risk, and maximize return on their investments. AWS Truepower’s suite of consulting and engineering services, innovative software, maps, and data products support the complete wind and solar project development lifecycle. Headquartered in New York, AWS Truepower has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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.

Chadbourne & Parke

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Chadbourne & Parke LLP is a franchise name in the independent power business. More than 80 lawyers work full-time in the project finance group, making it one of the largest such groups of any US law firm. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries, and is ranked number one in the US renewable energy market (in a shared ranking with Milbank) by the prestigious Chambers directory in London based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms. Chadbourne is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York and has other offices in Washington, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Almaty, Moscow, Warsaw, Kiev, Istanbul, Dubai and London.

sPower

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco, Long Beach and New York
City, sPower is the largest owner of utility-scale solar assets in the US. With 150+ operating
projects (1.3GW by 2017) and more than 5GW of projects under development, sPower is a
leading renewable energy developer and independent power producer (IPP).

Established in 2012, sPower is led by a seasoned management team with a 20-year proven
track record of working together to successfully manage multifaceted public and private
organizations in the energy sector. The same team founded EnergySolutions (NYSE:ES) and
ISG Resources (sold to Headwaters; NYSE:HW).

sPower has built a compact, cohesive team of exceptionally talented, passionate and
dedicated individuals with deep functional expertise across all phases of the development
chain — from land purchases to project acquisitions, permitting, regulatory, transmission
and interconnection, marketing, finance and operations.

sPower is committed to providing economically and environmentally responsible power
that moves the energy industry and our company forward. We are the renewable energy
company that delivers on what we promise — we do what we say we’ll do.

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.

Troutman Sanders LLP

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Recognized by U.S. News as a national top tier practice in the 2014 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Troutman Sanders provides top legal advice to utilities, independent power producers, developers, and financial, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the US and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power, natural gas and water industries as well as the renewable and alternative energy sector. Known for providing advice that maximizes client value, our energy practice works closely with our clients to guide energy transactions through compliance with energy regulation at the federal and state levels.Our comprehensive understanding of the energy industry and regulatory landscape makes us a “go-to firm” for clients seeking counsel regarding all types of energy transactions.

Wilson Sonsini

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is uniquely positioned to help companies and their financial partners realize the vast promise of the energy and clean technology field. The firm’s traditional leadership in the technology sector makes us exceptionally well suited to serve as a strategic advisor to visionary companies at all stages of development.

To take full advantage of this unparalleled platform, we have assembled a highly specialized team of energy and clean technology attorneys, giving us top-tier expertise in everything from patents to project finance, government affairs to tax structures. Also setting the firm apart are our longstanding relationships with venture capitalists, private equity firms, and major financial institutions across the U.S. and abroad, which allow us to serve as a conduit to—and advisor regarding—-a wide variety of funding sources. When it comes to structuring and closing groundbreaking transactions in the emerging energy economy, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has become the firm of choice for leading companies, investors, and lenders.

Winston & Strawn, LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 attorneys among 18 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s energy, project development, and finance practice is a particular strength of the firm, offering  more than 30 years of industry experience, innovation, and a track record of success over a broad range of energy-related services. We advocate and advise on new energy policies and regulatory compliance. We provide assistance on all types of development agreements, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, and supply and procurement agreements. We assist clients in the structure and financing of energy projects, and in the acquisition and disposition of companies and assets. We also offer counsel on cutting-edge market trends and tax matters. Together, our experience, capabilities, and integrated platform help us to guide successfully our clients through today’s dynamic energy environment.

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.

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.

BridgeBank

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Bridge Bank was founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001, and continues to provide a full suite professional business banking services. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank.

A less bank-like way to bank.

We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients’ varied needs across all stages — from inception to IPO and beyond. It’s how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition.

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.

CohnReznick

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CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy Practice offers a comprehensive range of services including audit, accounting, tax and related advisory services, to help industry participants seize opportunity in this environment. We have one of the most established practices in the United States and an extensive network of industry contacts – our partners are actively involved with the key associations and regulatory bodies that shape the policies of the renewable energy industry.

CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities (CRCMS)

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CRCMS offers a comprehensive financial advisory platform for the renewable energy industry, providing solutions for tax equity, equity, debt, asset sales or purchases. The company represents financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities) and more than 60 wind, solar, biomass and other alternative energy developers nationwide.

To date, CRMCS has led the financing of over 880 MW in solar, wind and biomass projects and has placed tax equity financing for over $3 billion in assets. CRCMS has successfully executed sale placements and asset sales for 250 MW of solar and 90 MW of wind projects.

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.

Empower Energies

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Empower Energies, Inc., headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, is a clean energy project solutions provider focused on applying the right mixTM of combined heat and power (CHP), PV solar, and energy optimization solutions – with financing – to meet the profitability, resiliency and sustainability objectives of hospitals, universities, municipalities, and schools, as well as multi-facility commercial and industrial organizations.

ET Solar

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ET Solar is a global leading smart energy solutions provider. We are specialized in delivering the optimized LCOE and added-value to global customers and partners.

We are devoted to providing one-stop solar energy solutions to meet the needs of worldwide industrial, commercial and utility customers. We provide professional one-stop solutions throughout the entire life cycle of solar power plants, including development, finance, EPC, O&M and assets management service.

Backed by one of the world‘s largest solar project pipelines and a track record of hundreds of megawatts of solar power plants realized around the world, we offer a viable strategic partner for developers, investors and power purchasers.

For the past decade, in more than 20 countries and districts, for over 1400 partners, ET has commissioned nearly 1GW of solar power plants and owned 2.6GW pipeline.

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.

Live Oak Bank

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Live Oak Bank’s Renewable Energy lending team focuses on utility-scale solar projects nationwide. Our experience collaborating with developers and their tax credit investors and professional teams enables us to work with a variety of deal structures in single and multi-site projects in any state or U.S. territory. We know the program, the process and the players which makes your experience much smoother and more efficient.

Securing the proper capital is the first step in successful project development, and working with a lender who knows the industry helps overcome challenges as transactions evolve. We focus on bringing innovation to the lending process to facilitate project success. Building on our team’s years of experience in the space, Live Oak Bank has made the solar lending experience better, faster and stronger.

Contact our team to discuss your project: Jordan Blanchard, 910.247.4884 or jordan.blanchard@liveoakbank.com.

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.

Mayer Brown

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Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in major cities across the Americas, Asia and Europe.  Our experience in the solar sector started more than twenty years ago when we worked on Solar Electric Generating System IX (SEGS) in California, one of the first large-scale solar projects in the United States.  Our lawyers have represented financiers, sponsors and other project participants on important and cutting edge solar energy projects and financing structures across the globe.

Whether it is utility-scale concentrated solar thermal, photovoltaic, rooftop distributed generation or other solar technology, we have the industry knowledge and experience needed to get deals done anywhere in the world.<p>

We offer local market expertise on a global basis, with offices in each of the major energy and financial centers around the world – London, New York, Hong Kong, and Houston.

MMA Energy Capital

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At MMA Energy Capital, we use our experience and expertise to partner with renewable energy developers, constructors and system owners to provide project capital necessary to develop and build world class renewable energy systems.

Our approach allows us to provide custom solutions around construction debt, development capital and permanent debt that enable our customers to effectively develop and build projects with the certainty that their capital needs will be met through an efficient and collaborative process.

Our primary investment types include:

  • Construction Financing
  • Development Capital
  • Project Term Debt

Through its former ownership of MMA Renewable Ventures, MMA has over a decade of renewable energy investment experience. Our deep knowledge of the renewable energy business provides for an exceptional experience working through complicated transactions as our staff understands the specific needs of our customer’s projects.

For our entire business, the key to our success is our commitment to performance built on our core values of Integrity, Innovation and Service.

Morgan Lewis

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At Morgan Lewis, we partner with clients to understand their needs and craft powerful solutions for them. Our team encompasses more than 2,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists, working together across 29 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Named U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers’ 2015 Law Firm of the Year for Energy, our team serves the electric power sector (conventional, nuclear, and renewable, including wind and solar and transmission); the oil and gas sector (upstream, midstream, and liquefied natural gas; refining; and petrochemicals); the water industry; and financial institutions, investment funds, project developers, state-owned enterprises, and public-private partnerships in the energy sector.

Our global energy practice is renowned for its work on multi-billion dollar energy transactions. Often involving multinational investment, first in country, or sector undertakings or novel structures, these deals encompass the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of both conventional and unconventional resources. Every major transaction is supported across disciplines by our corporate, regulatory, tax, environmental, antitrust, litigation, labor, employment, and benefits lawyers.

Morrison & Foerster (Renewables)

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Morrison & Foerster has one of the nation’s leading practices devoted to the development and financing of solar power and other renewable energy projects. Our lawyers have played a key role in the inception and development of the equity, debt and capital markets for solar power projects, representing many of the industry’s leaders. We have expertise advising companies in both the photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal domains (including utility-scale solar thermal projects), in the United States and overseas.

Our lawyers have successfully closed solar transactions from over $1.6 billion in loan guarantees for three projects in a 375 MW concentrated solar thermal power complex in the Mojave Desert in California to advising on the eighth largest photovoltaic plant in the world.

MUFG

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MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. 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.1 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 $2.6 trillion (USD),2 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.

Orrick

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Orrick is a global leader in the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of utility scale and distributed solar projects.

  • Over 20,000 megawatts of solar PPAs and storage contracts, arrangements, and EPC and module supply contracts
  • Innovative financing including levered and unlevered tax equity financings, using every structure in the market
  • Development, mezzanine, construction and term debt financings for market-leading solar projects
  • High profile solar project and company M&A and joint venture transactions

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Sheppard Mullin is a leading law firm in the renewable energy sector. With over 600 attorneys in 16 offices across the globe, we provide renewable energy clients with a comprehensive range of legal services. We advise regarding financing, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, EPC contracts, project agreements, litigation, real estate, land use, and intellectual property protection. Sheppard Mullin attorneys counsel across the full range of renewable projects, from distributed generation across the US to some of the largest utility scale projects in the world.

Swinerton Renewable Energy

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Swinerton Renewable Energy offers turnkey solar EPC, O&M and SCADA services throughout North America. We have delivered over 600MW solar via EPC services and our Technical Services group manages over 800MW of PV plants.

Swinerton’s unique engineering approach is informed by feedback from our frontline construction teams and by real-time analysis of plant performance on over 25 utility-scale installations. This robust data-set allows us to optimally balance first-cost and long-term energy yield objectives and thereby provide comprehensive asset optimization.

Over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building best-in-class, cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come.

Swinerton Renewable Energy is a division of Swinerton Builders, a 100% employee-owned company.

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.

Cornerstone Financial Advisors, LLC

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Cornerstone Financial Advisors, LLC is a boutique, full service structured finance advisory firm, recognized as a premier renewable energy and equipment leasing advisor to investors and sponsors. Chicago-based Cornerstone has originated, structured and executed financings representing more than $50 billion in assets. The principals of Cornerstone have worked together for over 15 years and the professional team has over 100 years of combined experience in structured finance, focused on origination, structuring, executing and managing highly complex investments.

Cornerstone’s financial advisory and asset management services include: origination, pricing and structuring of multiple financing vehicles such as sale/leasebacks and tax partnerships; third party consultant and expert coordination and oversight; document negotiation and execution; tax review and analysis; contract and credit monitoring and management of asset sales and dispositions. In addition, Cornerstone has well-established relationships with key industry funding sources, sponsors/developers, law firms and third party consultants.

Enerparc

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Enerparc is an entrepreneurial company that specializes in developing, engineering, constructing, operating, and managing photovoltaic assets. The Enerparc group of companies has installed over 1.7 GW of photovoltaic systems and owns a portfolio comprised of more than 1 GW of assets. With installations in sixteen countries and offices in Germany, the U.S., and India, Enerparc is the second largest solar developer in Europe and one of the top ten global solar companies. Enerparc Inc. is headquartered in Oakland, California.

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.

Huawei

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Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Continuously innovating based on customer needs, we are committed to enhancing customer experiences and creating maximum value. With annual sales revenue of USD46.3 billion in 2014, Huawei ranked 285thon the Global Fortune 500.

As of December 31, 2014, Huawei has about 170,000 employees. Of the headcount, 45% or about 76,000 employees are specialized in R&D; 75% of the employees working overseas are local recruits.

Huawei has 14 Regional Headquarters, 16 R&D centers and 45 training centers globally. Products and solutions are deployed in over 170 countries and regions worldwide.

Huawei USA Inc. was founded in 2001 and has 10 branch offices, 7 R&D Centers and TAC center with 700 employees.
Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solutions shipped 10.5GW to China, Europe, Asia and Americas in 2015, all of which are string inverters, and reached global # 1 shipment according to ‘IHS and GTM Research.

McGuireWoods

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McGuireWoods’ cross-discipline, cross-practice energy industry team brings together legal, policy, energy technology and business experience to meet the challenges our clients face. Our energy industry experience has been recognized for the depth of our bench (more than 100 interdisciplinary lawyers) and the extent of our experience. We have been serving some of our energy clients for nearly 50 years.

We advance our renewable energy clients’ interests by getting deals done, by helping clients successfully and creatively navigate the complexities and pitfalls in this dynamically evolving industry and by maximizing the value of various tax, energy, environmental rules, markets and governmental incentives available to the renewable energy industry.

Neo Solar Power Corporation

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With a vision of providing clean, renewable and cost-effective energy, Neo Solar Power (NSP) was founded in December 2005. NSP is a world-class leading solar cell manufacturer specializing in research, development, and manufacturing of high-efficiency solar cells and modules. Following its merger with DelSolar in 2013, NSP has become the largest solar cell producer in Taiwan. NSP’s management team consists of inter-disciplinary experts in semiconductors, electronic systems, silicon raw materials, solar cell technology, and solar energy system engineering with a proven track-record in delivering industry-leading conversion efficiency and production costs into our solar solutions. Long-lasting cooperation with foreign and domestic R&D institutions is also part of our technological backbone. As the pioneer in combining semiconductor manufacturing discipline and seasoned solar technology development, NSP aims to keep leading the way in the transformation of photovoltaic energy into a competitive, pervasive and everlasting energy source for mankind.

Skadden

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Serving clients in every major international financial center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 23 offices and approximately 1,700 attorneys. Our diversified practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law, providing the specific legal advice clients need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. The firm has more than 40 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, energy and infrastructure projects, energy regulation and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.

Trina Solar

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Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s industry-leading position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.

Wells Fargo

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Husch Blackwell

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Husch Blackwell Renewable Energy Practice.

From pioneering start-up technologies to some of the largest wind and solar developments in the country, Husch Blackwell serves many of today’s most innovative renewable energy companies.

Our deep, extensive history representing independent power producers and electric utilities in all facets of their business gives us vast institutional knowledge regarding the matters affecting renewable energy projects. Developers, investors, owners and lenders depend on us to help complete and launch their renewable projects with speed and efficiency. Emerging clean-tech companies and alternative fuels entrepreneurs rely on us to help bring their technologies to market.

Members of Husch Blackwell’s Wind Energy team draw from a broad array of energy, environmental, regulatory, construction, project finance, tax and capital markets experiences to meet our clients’ specific needs. Clients benefit from Husch Blackwell’s deep experience in the full range of wind power project development and construction matters.

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.

Black & Veatch

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With more than 100 years of service, Black & Veatch has helped clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management.

Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business supports the innovations of utilities and cities by establishing the foundation of all smart functions — we bring together physical infrastructure, communication networks and data analytics to infuse intelligence into systems. As a global leader in Critical Human Infrastructure, our technologies boost sustainability, resiliency, efficiency, economic health and cultivate new system-wide intelligence at utilities and along roadways, in cities and beyond.

MVP Capital

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You know your business inside and out. We do too. With more than 25 years providing investment banking services for renewable energy, telecom, towers, internet infrastructure and media companies, MVP Capital can identify opportunities and maximize value for our clients – without the learning curve. We’ve completed more than $18 billion in transactions for companies of all sizes and stages, and we always operate with the highest integrity.

Barnes & Thornburg

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As one of Barnes & Thornburg’s valued clients, you will gain access to a firm of more than 600 legal professionals throughout 13 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C. We are one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States, and we have experience in virtually all the legal practice areas required to do business in today’s global marketplace.

Our firm’s Renewable Energy Practice Group provides an array of services to our solar energy clients.  Our clients include energy suppliers, project developers, investors, lenders, utility purchasers of power, land owners, equipment manufacturers, governmental entities, independent generators and distribution companies.   Whether your needs are related to environmental compliance, tax issues, siting and financing options, project development, power purchase and sales agreements, or regulatory issues, our group will provide compelling representation rooted in seasoned experience.

Clean Energy Associates (CEA)

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Founded in 2008, Clean Energy Associates (CEA, www.cea3.com ) is a North American-owned solar PV quality assurance, supply chain management and engineering services firm based in China with 50+ professionals serving the needs of project developers, IPPs, EPCs, financial institutions and other downstream partners that value supply chain transparency and quality solutions in the solar energy field. Led by a management team with a combined 50+ years of solar PV business experience and supported by 30+ engineers who have audited factories and installation sites in over 20 countries, CEA’s project experience and technical capabilities help solve a broad array of clients’ downstream needs for higher system performance.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co.

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Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Our headquarters for Technology & Innovation is located in the Solar Valley in Thalheim, Germany. Hanwha Q CELLS is listed on NASDAQ under the trading symbol HQCL and is the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer as well as one of the largest photovoltaic module manufacturers. Based on its respected “Engineered in Germany” technology, innovation, and quality, Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications, and solutions. Through its global business network, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE® Global 500 firm and a Top-Eight business enterprise in South Korea.

Hunton & Williams LLP

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A global law firm, Hunton & Williams LLP counsels many of the world’s leading businesses, financial institutions, and governments providing comprehensive finance, development and infrastructure counsel. Our multi-disciplinary renewable energy practice group includes more than 100 corporate, finance, project development, environmental, litigation, regulatory and tax attorneys, practicing from our offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.  We are consistently recognized by leading legal and industry publications, such as Chambers USA and Chambers Global, as one of the top law firms for renewable energy transactions. We have counseled clients on several recent transactions that have garnered “Deal of the Year” awards from leading publications, including International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Project Finance magazine (PFM) and Project Finance International (PFI), among others.

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.

Moss Adams

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Moss Adams is one of the 15 largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States serving public and private middle-market enterprises in many different industries. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has 27 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas.

Moss Adams’ Clean Technology Practice has been serving the needs of renewable energy companies for years. We serve renewable energy (wind, solar, wave, geothermal, and biofuel), biodiesel, material suppliers, and other organizations who provide technologically advanced, environmentally friendly solutions to some of today’s most compelling global issues. Our clients include corporations, municipal entities, joint action agencies, cooperative organizations, public utility districts, mutual corporations, and independent power producers.

We offer additional services such as investment banking and asset management by drawing on our two affiliate companies, Moss Adams Capital LLC and Moss Adams Wealth Advisors LLC.

PRYSM Sustainable Solutions

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PRYSM Sustainable Solutions provides value-added engineering services, with a focus on utility-scale solar PV power and energy storage projects. PRYSM operates on three core principles — Fast, Focused and Flexible. These principles allow PRYSM to deliver the results you need, when you need them.

Renewable energy project developers, utilities and financiers can depend on PRYSM to provide high-quality front-end design and owner’s engineering packages in order to improve technical designs, reduce life cycle costs, and maximize project returns.

SolarBuyer

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SolarBuyer are the PV component experts focused on modules and inverters. We provide independent technical due diligence, procurement assistance and quality assurance to investors and buyers of PV components.

SolarBuyer has managed over $2B in supply contracts, conducted more than 150 component assessments, enjoys strong relationships with over 80 mainstream manufacturers and employs experts with over 100 years industry experience.

Our unique dashboards use a 5-tier rating system that provides easy-to-use intelligence on component quality. Our audit reports provide more detailed risk profiles for the discerning investor.

SolarBuyer has assured the quality of thousands of components through factory oversight and inspection. Our local presence around the globe enables us to assure the quality of components before or after shipment.

Our experts can advise clients in all aspects of component selection, evaluation and assurance. Whether you’re shortlisting options, managing quality or investing in a new project, SolarBuyer can help.

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.

Signal Energy Constructors

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Signal Energy Constructors is a leading design/build general contractor providing engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) services for utility-scale renewable energy projects across North
America. Our preconstruction, engineering and project teams are focused on bringing innovative
solutions to each project and are among the most experienced in the renewable energy industry. With
more than 8,000 megawatts of utility-scale project experience, Signal Energy Constructors possesses a
wide range of expertise in the design and construction of wind, solar, infrastructure and other power
projects. Signal Energy Constructors is the renewable energy arm of two of the nation’s strongest
construction companies, Barnhart Crane & Rigging and EMJ Corporation. WE HARNESS CREATIVE
ENERGY.

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!

Altus Power America

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Altus Power America, Inc. (“Altus”) is a renewable energy company that invests in solar energy generation projects.  We are funded by GSO Capital Partners (a Blackstone Group company) and use our background and experience in asset-based finance, risk management and renewable energy system design and construction to provide competitive capital solutions for the solar industry.  Altus currently operates 25 commercial distributed generation solar projects with an additional 35MW in late stage development and construction across the United States.  Altus is a pioneer in the development of community solar and offers innovative solutions for triple net lessees and landlords.

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.

CPS Chint Power Systems America

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Chint Power Systems America is a global inverter solutions provider with service and operations centers in Texas and California. CPS is delivering feature-rich, flexible, high performance products, and low cost leadership is achieved by leveraging Chint Group’s vertical integration and supply chain scale economies. Chint is a $5B diversified set of industrial and energy systems companies; T&D substations, PV panels, project finance and EPC.

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.

Rabobank

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Warren & Selbert

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The ABC software structures lease and partnership transactions using linear programming optimization techniques.  We serve an impressive roster of Fortune 500 corporations, commercial banks, and developers in the renewable, real estate, and project finance industries.

ABC supports utility, commercial and residential scale solar transactions involving sale/leaseback, partnership flip, lease pass-through and power purchase agreement structures. ABC is available as both an interactive pricing tool and as a back-end calculator for price-quoting tools of residential solar vendor programs.

ABC has full HLBV reporting and is used for tracking partnership transactions. Models are fully customized to meet your reporting requirements.

As a premier financial software firm, we at Warren & Selbert work hard to provide excellent customer support to ensure our clients’ success.

For more information, visit www.warren-selbert.com.

AltenergyMag

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AltEnergyMag is an eMagazine full of News, articles and interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization. Our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can report on itself. We offer those of you who work or have a passion for the Alternative Energy to contribute articles, news and product information for your peers to read and discover.

B2BWebinars.net

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B2Bwebinars.net (previously known as “Infocast” Webinars) provides the cutting edge information and key intelligence that business leaders use to drive growth in the numerous industries that we serve. Our production team works closely with senior industry leaders to design and produce the most informative, knowledge based business events available anywhere. Whether you are attending, speaking, moderating or sponsoring, being part of one of our 90-minute online seminars will raise your industry standing, introduce you to vital business connections and position you and your firm as a leading industry voice.

BarclayHedge

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BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, no other firm has been in the alternative investment database business for as long as we have. Barclay began publishing fund data for CTAs and hedge funds in 1989 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles. BarclayHedge provides access to its hedge fund, fund of funds, and managed futures databases to thousands of investors worldwide in Excel, Access, and formats compatible with most third party analysis packages. Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices, 10 managed futures indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. BNEF has 200 staff based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF’s sectoral products provide financial, economic and policy analysis, as well as news and the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the clean energy space. BNEF’s regional products provide a comprehensive view on the transformation of the energy system by region.

Energy Insight

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Energy Insight is an independent web journal delivering news, information, and resources covering alternative and renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids.

Hedge Connection

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Hedge Connection is the first comprehensive, web-based, marketing tool that facilitates relationship building and allows direct interaction and exchange of information between hedge funds and opt-in, qualified investors. Proudly serving hedge funds and investors since 2005. Membership is complimentary for qualified investors actively allocating to hedge funds. Investor members gain access to performance analytics, hedge fund marketing materials and video interviews with hedge fund members. Investor members also receive priority access to educational seminars, Meet the Manager events and networking gatherings.

Navigant Research

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Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

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