Solar Power Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast

 

October 6 - 8, 2020

  • The Leading Networking and Dealmaking Hub for the Solar Industry!

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SAME PREMIER EVENT, NOW INCLUDING A DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, SOLAR POWER FINANCE & INVESTMENT can now be attended VIRTUALLY. Attendees will be able to connect with hundreds of top solar professionals through our platform's robust and intuitive networking features. Learn more about virtual format benefits and take a tour.

45 Expert Speakers

Interactive Networking

26 Content-Packed Sessions

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit has established itself as the preeminent networking event for leaders in the solar industry, top-rated by attendees as the place where deals and valuable business connections are made.

For 2020, this Summit has evolved to include an intuitive and effective virtual experience for senior-level solar and financial executives to participate in efficient, high-impact and focused networking to set their deal-making agendas for the future.

During this time of COVID-19, Infocast believes it is more important than ever to provide a safe, alternative platform where participants can connect with the leaders and movers of the solar industry.

Attendees will receive 30 days of unlimited post-event access to our virtual platform to fully take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to continue their conversations, review valuable industry insights, and get deals done.

From beginning to end, attendees will hear from and connect with solar industry innovators, learn about their plans in today’s business climate, and capitalize on new prospects that will lead to successful business deals.

Gain valuable insights into the latest on solar and solar + storage development and financing, learn about upcoming strategic opportunities, and network with the industry’s top senior-level solar and financial executives this October!

SOLAR POWER FINANCE & INVESTMENT

The Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit is the primary industry event where industry players come to stay abreast of the solar financing landscape. It also provides valuable insights into the ongoing developments, highlights upcoming strategic opportunities and explores the industry’s efforts to overcome pressing challenges.

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.

Networking
Connect with hundreds of top solar professionals from around the country
Lead Generation
Establish connections with senior-level developers, investors & financiers
Dealmaking
Get deals done for 2020 and beyond in the coronavirus-impacted business environment
 
Industry Insights
Gain valuable insights into the latest on solar development and financing
Market Outlook
Hear from experts with cutting-edge intelligence on the outlook of tomorrow’s markets
Business Opportunities
Learn about upcoming projects and strategic opportunities
VIRTUAL BENEFITS

Take a Video Tour of Our Platform!

  • Connect with hundreds of solar leaders in the Networking Lounge or via secured, private messages
  • Schedule 1-on-1 meetings or group calls using built-in video chat features on our virtual platform
  • Meet face-to-face remotely with the direct video chat function
  • Search attendees by company, title, industry and interest
  • Engage in group discussions or announce your availability on the social wall
  • Find solution providers conveniently in the interactive exhibitor hall
  • Leverage 30 days of uninterrupted access to continue your conversations and dealmaking

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Featured Speakers

Speaker lineup is subject to change

Participating Organizations

  • 8MINUTE SOLAR ENERGY
  • ABN AMRO
  • ADVANCED POWER (NA)
  • ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP.
  • AMTRUST
  • AON SERVICE CORPORATION
  • APEX CLEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
  • ARES MANAGEMENT
  • AVANA CAPITAL
  • BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP
  • BLATTNER ENERGY
  • BLUE SKY SOLAR
  • BLUEWAVE SOLAR
  • BNP PARIBAS
  • BOVIET SOLAR USA
  • CALPINE ENERGY SOLUTIONS
  • CANADIAN SOLAR
  • CD AREVON USA INC.
  • CIBC
  • CITY NATIONAL BANK
  • CLEARWAY ENERGY
  • COBANK ACB
  • COHNREZNICK LLP
  • COMMUNITY ENERGY SOLAR
  • COMPETITIVE POWER VENTURES
  • CONSTELLATION ENERGY
  • CORONAL ENERGY
  • DELOITTE TAX LLP
  • DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  • DEPCOM POWER
  • DLA PIPER
  • DOMINION ENERGY
  • E3 CONSULTING
  • EDF RENEWABLES
  • ENGIE NORTH AMERICA
  • ENGIE STORAGE
  • FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY
  • FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE
  • FIRST SOLAR, INC.
  • FOREFRONT POWER
  • FRACTAL ENERGY STORAGE CONSULTANTS
  • FREDRIKSON & BYRON P.A.
  • GENERATE CAPITAL INC
  • GLIDEPATH VENTURES
  • GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
  • GOLDMAN SACHS
  • GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
  • HECATE ENERGY
  • HELABA LANDESBANK HESSEN-THÜRINGEN
  • HUSCH BLACKWELL
  • INDECK ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
  • ING CAPITAL LLC
  • INGETEAM
  • INNERGEX RENEWABLE ENERGY INC.
  • J-POWER USA
  • JUWI INC.
  • K&L GATES LLP
  • KPMG
  • LEEWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • LIGHTSOURCE BP
  • LIVE OAK BANK
  • MACQUARIE CAPITAL
  • MARATHON CAPITAL
  • MARSHALL & STEVENS, INC
  • MAYER BROWN LLP
  • MCCARTHY BUILDING COMPANIES
  • MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY
  • MIZUHO BANK, LTD.
  • MMA ENERGY CAPITAL
  • MORRISON & FOERSTER
  • MORTENSON
  • MUFG UNION BANK
  • NATIONAL RURAL UTILITIES COOPERATIVE FINANCE CORPORATION
  • NAUTILUS SOLAR
  • NEXTENERGY CAPITAL
  • NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES
  • NFRONT
  • NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
  • ONYX RENEWABLE PARTNERS
  • ORIGIS ENERGY
  • ORRICK, HERRINGTON, & SUTCLIFFE LLP
  • ORSTED
  • OSAKA GAS USA
  • PARAGON ENERGY CAPITAL
  • PATTERN ENERGY
  • PRUDENTIAL PRIVATE CAPITAL
  • PUGET SOUND ENERGY
  • RABOBANK
  • RES GROUP
  • ROSENDIN ELECTRIC, INC.
  • ROTHSCHILD & CO
  • RWE RENEWABLES INTERNATIONAL GMBH
  • SAVION
  • SHELL NEW ENERGIES
  • SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON
  • SIEMENS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
  • SOL SYSTEMS
  • SOLAMERICA
  • SOLAR FRONTIER AMERICAS
  • SOLAR RANCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
  • SOLRIVER CAPITAL
  • SOLTEC
  • SOLV
  • SOUTHERN COMPANY
  • STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY
  • STOEL RIVES LLP
  • STONEBRIDGE SECURITIES, LLC
  • SUN TRIBE
  • SUNPOWER CORP.
  • SUNRISE ENERGY VENTURES
  • SUNRUN
  • SUNTECH POWER DEVELOPMENT AMERICA LLC
  • SWIFT CURRENT ENERGY
  • SWINERTON
  • TENASKA POWER SERVICES CO.
  • THE AES CORPORATION
  • TRI GLOBAL ENERGY
  • TYR ENERGY
  • U.S. BANK
  • USDA, RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • VIVINT SOLAR
  • WELLS FARGO SECURITIES
  • WINSTON & STRAWN
  • ZIONS BANCORPORATION

Sponsors

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Brentan Alexander, Ph.D.

NEW ENERGY RISK

R. Stanley Allen

SOLAMERICA ENERGY

Bryen Alperin

FOSS RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS

Cameron Bard

DISTRIBUTED SOLAR DEVELOPMENT, A GE RENEWABLE ENERGY VENTURE

Jordan Blanchard

LIVE OAK BANK

Gary P. Blitz

AON

Sam Buechner

WELLS FARGO BANK

Brian Callaway

SPOWER

Scott Canada

MCCARTHY BUILDING COMPANIES, INC.

Greg Carlson

ENGIE NORTH AMERICA

Andrew Chen

CIT BANK

Walter Cuculic

AVANA CAPITAL

Chris Diaz

SEMINOLE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Dan Dobbs

STANDARD SOLAR

Mark Domine

MMA ENERGY CAPITAL

Samir Dube

HELIOVAAS LLC

Gary Durden

COHNREZNICK CAPITAL

Marc D. Galindo

CITY NATIONAL BANK

John Geraghty

MARSHALL & STEVENS, INC.

Ted Gergurich

EDF RENEWABLES

Elizabeth Fish Glynn

BLUEWAVE SOLAR

Yuri Horwitz

SOL SYSTEMS

Joan Hutchinson

MARATHON CAPITAL

Ben Jacoby

PARAGON ENERGY CAPITAL

David Kirkpatrick

MARATHON CAPITAL

Jim Lamon

DEPCOM POWER

Timothy Lasocki

ORION RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP

Michael MacDonald

ZIONS BANCORPORATION

Keith Martin

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT LLP

Dai Owen

EDF RENEWABLES

Dhruv Patel

MCCARTHY BUILDING COMPANIES, INC.

Supria Ranade

LIGHTSOURCE BP

Andrew T. Redinger

KEYBANK

Craig Robb

CITY NATIONAL BANK

Steven Ryder

CLEARWAY ENERGY GROUP

Roy Schwartz

SOLAR FINANCE CORPORATION

David Schweikert

6TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN OF AZ, COMMITTEE MEMBER HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS & JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE

Franklin Sherman

MIZUHO BANK, LTD.

Daniel Smyth

RECSOLAR

Jim Spano

RADIANTREIT

Danny Splettstosser

RES AMERICA DEVELOPMENTS, INC.

Matt Stedl

SAVION, LLC

Emilie Wangerman

LIGHTSOURCE BP

Elizabeth Waters

MUFG UNION BANK, N.A.

Fred Zelaya

MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP (MUFG)

Depcom Power

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DEPCOM Power, Inc., is a partner in Utility Scale Solar for Project Development Support, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M). DEPCOM Power leverages a highly experienced team of solar industry veterans, the best module technology available, the most cost efficient Balance of System (BoS) components and industry best in class business practices to provide high quality, high production, and cost effective Utility Solar PV systems.

McCarthy Building Companies

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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 9th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2020). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about McCarthy is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Stoel Rives LLP

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Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, real estate and construction, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, land use, and intellectual property law. For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com

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.

Aon

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Aon’s Transaction Solutions team is the leading tax insurance broker for securing tax credit investments in renewable energy.   Our tax insurance team is comprised of experts recognized across the industry for their experience in developing innovative, cost-effective tax insurance solutions. We help protect M&A and financing transactions as well as managing tax risks outside of a transaction.

Aon has led the creation and advancement of transaction liability insurance. We bring a depth of knowledge and passion for developing tailored solutions to your complex deal risks that is unparalleled in the insurance industry through our team of tax and M&A attorneys and other senior professionals.  In addition to tax insurance, our team specializes in representations and warranties insurance and other bespoke solutions to support sales of projects and developers.

Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.  Aon’s renewable energy practice leads the industry in providing P&C insurance for projects across the globe.

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.

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.

Fredrikson & Byron

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Fredrikson & Byron has built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. Our Renewable Energy Group assists clients with the development and financing of renewable energy projects, and acquisition and divestiture of renewable energy assets throughout the United States and Canada. Our work also extends to the supply chain, including manufacturing, construction and service companies, where we help them with commercial contracts, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions to advance their interests within the renewable energy market.

FTI Consulting & FTI Capital Advisors

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FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm. With more than 6,400 professionals in 28 countries, we work closely with our clients to anticipate and overcome complex business challenges. Our Power, Renewables & Energy Transition Practice supports clients across the renewable energy value chain, addressing the strategic, financial, operational, reputational, regulatory and capital needs of clean energy companies and their investors with a focus on wind, solar, biofuels/biomass, energy storage and emerging technologies. FTI Consulting’s Power, Renewables & Energy Transition Practice has deep experience in a wide array of advisory services including restructuring and interim management, transaction advisory and due diligence, capital advisory, litigation support, strategy, price forecasting, market intelligence and regulatory advisory.

In collaboration with our Power, Renewables & Energy Transition Practice, FTI’s broker dealer subsidiary, FTI Capital Advisors, LLC provides targeted M&A advisory and capital markets services across renewable technologies. We maintain strong relationships with a vast network of strategic and financial investors who actively participate in the clean energy space, allowing us to execute expeditiously and with highly favorable results for our clients.

For more information please visit: https://www.fticonsulting.com/industries/energy-power-and-products/power-and-utilities

FTI Capital Advisors, LLC is an SEC registered broker dealer investment bank and member of FINRA/SIPC and MSRB. FTI Capital Advisors, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of FTI Consulting, Inc.

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.

LightSource BP

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Lightsource BP’s North America platform is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lightsource BP, with headquarters in San Francisco, California and regional offices throughout the United States. We are a fully-integrated development, finance and operations platform with best-in-class engineering capabilities and centralized global supply chain and finance relationships. We deliver cost effective, reliable generation to our utility partners using proven Tier-1 solar and storage technologies. The Lightsource BP platform is further supported via a strategic partnership with our largest individual (43%) shareholder, BP PLC. Our diverse, U.S. veteran and female-led team is amongst the most experienced in the North American solar industry. We bring over 75 years of energy market experience and have constructed over 1 GW of clean power generation throughout North America, including prior roles delivering utility-scale solar projects globally.

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.

Marshall & Stevens

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Founded in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a premier independent valuation consulting firm with offices across the US.

Public and private companies engage Marshall & Stevens to assist them with their merger, acquisition, divestiture, and investment transactions as well as shareholder and regulatory reporting. Our professionals provide opinions of value of businesses, debt and equity instruments, intangible and tangible assets including real estate. We assist with financial reporting, tax planning and reporting, financing, insurance placement, and buy/sell consideration including Fairness and Solvency Opinions.

Marshall & Stevens’ Energy & Infrastructure Practice works with infrastructure funds, independent project sponsors and utilities, financial institutions and investors, legal and accounting advisors to provide the analyses required to plan, execute, and report transactions. Recent renewable energy experience includes offshore and onshore wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal projects.

For more information about Marshall & Stevens, please visit https://marshall-stevens.com.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Energy and Project Finance is a key area of focus of our McDermott Will & Emery globally, with a dedicated industry team, our seasoned lawyers represent domestic and multinational clients in complex projects and acquisitions that span the conventional and renewable energy sectors, as well as related power transmission and physically and financially settled offtake and commodities transactions. We maintain a leading integrated energy, project finance, and energy tax finance practice concentrated in Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, London, Paris, Germany and Singapore, and regularly draw on resources from our full-service worldwide platform.

Our lawyers have a long track record of success being entrusted by a broad range of clients and have been involved in many of the largest and most significant transactions in the industry. We represent developers, owners and operators of large-scale projects as well as equipment suppliers, lenders, investors, and large energy consumers. Deeply practical and comprehensive industry experience advising clients on the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy projects. This transactional experience includes advising on the tax, regulatory, finance and environmental law issues associated with such projects.

Mizuho Americas

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Mizuho Americas is a leading provider of a broad range of financial services, including corporate and investment banking, lending, custody, treasury services, research and capital markets solutions. With professionals across the U.S., Canada, and Latin and South America, Mizuho Americas supports corporate clients, institutional investors, and public sector organizations by connecting local markets to a vast global network. To learn more about Mizuho Americas’ business, values, and ethical commitments, and the entities it comprises, visit ​www.mizuhogroup.com/americas.​

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has approximately 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2021, its total assets were approximately $2 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuhogroup.com​.​​

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.

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 Union Bank

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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.

Nixon Peabody

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At Nixon Peabody, we create positive impact for our clients, our communities, our people, and our firm. We deliver exceptional service, building and preserving trust while fostering a culture of collaboration, respect, and diversity. Deep industry knowledge, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit fuel creative solutions to the most complex legal problems. And our shared humanity drives our passion for helping others and connects us to our clients and each other.

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.

Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe

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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

RadiantREIT

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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.

SolAmerica Energy, LLC

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SolAmerica Energy is a leading provider of turnkey solar energy and energy storage solutions, based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in the development and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of ground-mount, rooftop, and parking canopy solar systems designed to meet the distributed generation needs of utilities and large commercial and industrial facilities. SolAmerica relies on best-in-class materials, operational excellence, on-time execution, and highly competitive pricing. Since its founding in 2009, SolAmerica has developed or constructed hundreds of megawatts of solar projects in 11 states and over 100 counties.

Swinerton Renewable Energy

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Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 2.5 GW of solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 4 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com

Troutman Pepper

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The energy industry is a key vertical and center of excellence at Troutman Pepper. We have been recognized as a “National Top-Tier” Energy Practice for eight consecutive years and received the 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” distinction for Energy Law in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” edition, and our renewable energy practice has won nationwide recognition in the Chambers USA and The Legal 500 guides. We provide top legal advice to independent power producers, developers, lenders, utilities, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the U.S. and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power (including renewable energy), natural gas and water industries. The firm can bring to bear top transactional and regulatory practitioners in order to maximize the value of transactions in the heavily regulated energy space.

Avana Capital

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Paragon Energy Capital

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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.

JinkoSolar

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JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a leading PV module manufacturer and energy storage system integrator. The company has deployed more than 85 GW in 160 countries globally, including 15 GW in the U.S. EAGLE Modules come from facilities in Malaysia and Florida. EAGLE Storage brings together the best energy storage technology for turnkey hardware and energy storage services. Publicly vetted by trusted industry third party laboratories and top financial institutions, EAGLE is a trusted choice for U.S. solar and storage projects. As a global leader with strong regional focus, JinkoSolar has more than 300 employees based in San Francisco, CA and Jacksonville, FL offices to provide timely, local service.

Savion, LLC

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Savion, LLC is one of the largest utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the United States, with a growing project portfolio of more than 10 GW. Savion was formed when Macquarie’s Green Investment Group acquired the solar and energy storage unit of Tradewind Energy. Led by two of Tradewind Energy’s founders, Savion launched with a mature development business platform including a highly skilled and experienced development team. The company is committed to creating a decarbonized energy grid of the future by replacing the nation’s electric power generation with renewable sources and delivering electricity to diverse markets at lower cost to customers.

Sol Systems

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Sol Systems is a leading national solar energy firm with an established reputation for integrity and reliability across its development, infrastructure, and environmental commodity businesses. To date, Sol has developed and/or financed over 1 GW of solar projects valued at more than $1 billion for Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, counties, utilities, universities, and schools and provides services to nearly 18,000 customers across the US. The company was founded in 2008, is based in Washington, D.C. Sol Systems works with its team, partners, and clients to create a more sustainable future we can all believe in.

EDF Renewables

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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.

Live Oak Bank

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Live Oak Bank strives to help you master your business and achieve your dreams. We understand that this is more than just your day job – it’s who you are. With a fusion of extraordinary service and expertise, our devoted team embraces a creative approach to solving problems and surpassing goals. Live Oak is ready to support you with our customized loan products focused on your long-term success. Our team of industry experts understands the nuances of your specific business model, and we want to invest in you because we know you’re ready to make an impact. Beyond the traditional banking experience, we set out to be an asset to each and every one of our customers by turning obstacles into opportunities. Let our team confidently guide you through the lending process and together, we’ll craft a unique plan that will allow you and your business to thrive.

Solar Ranch Development Company

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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.

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