Solar Power Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast

 

March 19 - 21, 2019 | Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA

  • The Leading Networking and Deal-making Hub for the Solar Industry

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The Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit is the #1 gathering place for the industry’s leaders. Rated the best solar event by past attendees, the summit gives senior-level solar and financial executives a place to mingle in an intimate setting that provides for an efficient, in-depth, and focused networking experience.

The Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit is recognized as the leading gathering place for the industry’s deal-makers. Each year, senior-level solar and financial executives mingle in an intimate setting that provides for an efficient, in-depth, and focused networking experience. From beginning to end, the Summit offers up constant opportunities to meet key dealmakers, learn about their plans for the upcoming year, and capitalize on new prospects that will lead to successful deals. Networking opportunities extend into the night with hosted dinners and other activities.

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

The Summit’s unique environment has led past attendees to rate it as the best solar event in the industry—“worth every minute of my time,” says one attendee.

Executive Briefing – March 19, 2019
SOLAR MARKET OUTLOOK AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LANDSCAPE
Get the latest information on the business development landscape and which markets will be offering up opportunities for growth.

Workshop – March 19, 2019
SOLAR MARKET FINANCE & INVESTMENT GUIDE FOR EMERGING DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS
Get a comprehensive primer on the financing of and investing in solar power in today’s solar market.

Summit – March 20-21, 2019
SOLAR POWER FINANCE & INVESTMENT GUIDE FOR EMERGING DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS
Get a comprehensive primer on solar power financing and investing in today’s market.

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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.

Ballard Spahr

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Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in business and finance, litigation, 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. Our Energy and Project Finance Group is a nationally recognized practice in the areas of project development, finance, regulation, and investment.

Fresco Solar

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Fresco Solar is a highly experienced design-build solar panel contractor in Morgan Hill, CA, engaged in residential, commercial, municipal and government installations of all sizes of solar panels with systems on some of California’s most prestigious buildings.

We hold general, electrical and solar contracting licenses. Our design team includes electrical, structural, and architectural professionals, and our installation team is GoSolarSF & NABCEP certified.

You can see our work at Gilroy Library, Los Gatos Library, Emeryville Public Market, Monterey Bay Exploration Center, Bristlecone Visitor Center, Lake Anderson Visitor Center, Compton Library, AC Transit Hydrogen Bus Facility, Allan Hancock Childcare Center and many other high profile locations as well as on hundreds of private homes.

Let us show you why solar power is the best, low risk investment you will ever make. Take advantage of the 30% tax credit and five year depreciation while they last.

McCarthy Building Companies

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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.

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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The energy industry is a key vertical and center of excellence at Troutman Sanders. U.S. News has recognized us as a national, top-tier energy practice in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms” edition, and our renewable energy practice has won nationwide recognition in the Chambers USA guides. We provide top legal advice to independent power producers, developers, and financial, utility, 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. Our comprehensive understanding of the energy industry makes us a “go-to firm” for clients seeking counsel regarding all types of energy transactions.

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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.

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 as 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.

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 Capital

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At CohnReznick Capital our team creates unprecedented firsts, providing investment banking services to the sustainability sector. Since 2010, CohnReznick Capital has executed more than 85 project and corporate financings for renewable energy assets valued at more than $11 billion in aggregate. As the #1 ranked Renewable Energy Financial Adviser by IJ Global Magazine, we deliver exceptional service for financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities), and leading global clean energy developers. Our team of experts help our clients breakthrough the dynamic and evolving sustainability sector by simplifying project finance, M&A, capital raising and special situations. To learn more visit www.cohnreznickcapital.com, follow @CR_Capital on twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram.

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.

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 a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading, serving corporations, governments and institutions around the world. As part of BofAML, Renewable Energy Finance (REF) specializes in tailored financing products and services for renewable clients and their respective projects. REF’s offerings include tax equity investments and a variety of structured debt products, each uniquely designed and comprehensively delivered alongside BofAML’s banking, markets and structured solutions teams.

Deloitte

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

Foley & Lardner

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Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the evolving demands facing its clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by understanding client priorities, objectives, and challenges. Foley’s Energy Industry Team helps clients address business and legal concerns to keep traditional and renewable source projects on track — from due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approval through closing. We have a long history of successfully managing renewable and alternative energy projects and financings involving fuel sources such as onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ethanol and biodiesel. Foley also has an accomplished history in addressing the litigation and transactional needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, including independents, public companies and individual mineral owners. We counsel clients on issues concerning leasehold operations, royalty and title disputes, farmouts, right-of-ways and gas purchase agreements. (www.foley.com/energy/)

FTI Consulting & FTI Capital Advisors

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FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm. With more than 4,600 professionals in 28 countries, we work closely with our clients to anticipate and overcome complex business challenges. Our Clean Energy Practice supports clients across the clean 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 Clean Energy 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 Clean Energy 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: http://www.fticonsulting.com/industries/energy-power-and-products/clean-energy

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.

Greentech Capital Advisors

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Greentech Capital Advisors is the leading investment bank and asset manager dedicated exclusively to sustainable energy, technology and infrastructure. We’re purpose-built, helping Sustainable Infrastructure clients incorporate innovation and productivity into our energy, water, food and waste infrastructure systems. From global leaders to high growth private disruptors, we’re dedicated to our clients’ success and to changing the way the world does business. We execute merger, divestiture and acquisition transactions, raise capital through private placements, and provide strategic advisory services for Sustainable Infrastructure companies and projects. We also manage funds that offer institutional investors global exposure to companies that are profiting from sustainability. We are an expert team of 55 professionals working seamlessly on our clients’ behalf in New York, Zurich and San Francisco and through a strategic partnership in Japan. Our team of experienced bankers and investment professionals provides conflict-free advice and thoughtful, innovative solutions, and we do so with an intensely focused effort that does not stop until our clients achieve success.

Holland & Hart

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Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com or on Twitter: @HollandHart

Holland & Hart’s attorneys have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law. From start-ups to
Fortune 500 companies, we serve clients in a diverse range of industries from energy and resources, to food and beverage, to technology, communications, media, and more.​

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.

Lazard

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Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising, and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com. Follow us at @Lazard.

Live Oak Bank

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Live Oak Bank’s renewable energy lending team are experts in utility-scale solar project financing, community solar, and battery-storage project financing nationwide. We offer solar project developers and their tax equity partners a first-class lending experience. You don’t spend time getting us up to speed: we know the program, the process and the players, making your utility-scale solar project financing experience smooth and efficient. Working with Live Oak offers developers more flexibility to grow their project pipeline without being saddled with debt at the corporate level. Contact us to learn more.

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.

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.

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 & Bockius

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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.

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.

Navisun LLC

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Navisun LLC™ (www.navisunllc.com) is a solar independent power producer operating throughout the United States. The Company focuses on developing, acquiring, constructing, financing, owning, and operating distributed and small utility-scale ground mount and rooftop solar projects. Navisun’s principals have over 65 years combined power and energy industry experience, with over 35 years focused on the renewable energy space. Together they have completed numerous solar projects for utilities, municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals, and similar institutions, with typical project sizes ranging from 500 kilowatts to 20 megawatts. Navisun’s proven management team positions the Company as a flexible market leader with a long-term investment horizon in the U.S. distributed solar power industry. 

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

Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors

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Rubicon is one of the world’s leading investment banking firms focused solely on the infrastructure, energy & utilities sectors. With offices in Europe and the Americas, along with further expansion plans in 2019 to open an office in Sydney, the firm has a truly global reach. Since inception in 2011, Rubicon has closed over 40 transactions covering the sale, acquisition or refinancing of approximately 100 essential infrastructure, energy & utilities assets located across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia with a combined enterprise value in excess of USD $35 billion. The firm is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Learn more about the firm at: www.rubiconinfra.com and by following Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors on LinkedIn.

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.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

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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.

Fredrikson & Byron

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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.

Wells Fargo

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JinkoSolar

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JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a 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 China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 8.0 GW for silicon wafers, 5.0 GW for solar cells, and 8.0 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2017.

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. works closely with top financial institutions and key stakeholders in the solar industry.  Publicly 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.

First Solar

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First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems using advanced module and system technology. Through determined innovation, we have achieved a significant milestone by delivering solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel sourced electricity. From module sales through turnkey power plant development, First Solar is a reliable, world-class partner for clean, renewable energy generation.

Enertis Solar

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Enertis is a global Consulting and Engineering firm, a leader in the renewable energy sector and pioneer in the provision of testing and quality assurance services. Enertis started its business activity back in 2007, and has accumulated a global track-record of more than 24,000 MW in 40 countries worldwide.

As specialists in technical advisory, we have an integral understanding of renewable energy projects, covering technical, environmental, financial and contractual aspects. Our mission is to guarantee the maximum profitability for our clients and an adequate management of their project risks by providing innovative high added-value services based on a team with technical expertise and “hands-on” experience.

As a 360º service provider, we can provide high-quality services at any stage of a projects life cycle, from the analysis of different solutions for power purchase agreements up to feasibility and resource studies, the design of the plants, construction and commissioning oversight, and annual revision to guarantee the proper operation of the facilities, amongst others.

Headquartered in Spain and in the United States, Enertis is also locally present in Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Chile, the United Kingdom, France, South Africa and China.

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.

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.

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.

MVP Renewable Energy

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MVP Capital provides mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity capital raising, and strategic and valuation advisory services focusing on the renewable energy, media, telecom and technology sectors. Founded in 1987, MVP has completed over $18 billion of transactions and has offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Kansas City and Boulder.

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.

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.

Ulteig

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Ulteig is an employee-owned engineering, surveying and consulting firm with locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado and Iowa.

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.

Cypress Creek Renewables

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Cypress Creek Renewables is the American leader in Local Solar. Cypress uses a data driven approach to identify and develop underutilized land on which it builds solar farms ranging from 2 – 20 MW on average, and currently owns one of the largest solar farms east of the Mississippi River. Cypress sells the renewable energy these solar farms create back to local communities and utilities, typically at rates lower than fossil fuels. This process guarantees widespread, affordable access to clean energy. Cypress is fully integrated, and it finances, builds, and operates its utility scale solar farms with the support of over 200 team members, and has invested nearly $2 billion into solar farms since 2014. With over 5 GW of local solar farms deployed or in development (enough to power nearly 1 million homes) across 8 states, Cypress is the largest and fastest-growing dedicated provider of local solar farms in the country.

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants

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Fractal is a specialized energy storage consulting firm that provides expert evaluation, technical design and financial analysis of energy storage and hybrid projects. Neutral, unbiased and technology agnostic with over 2GW of project design and analysis, and 77 MW of operations. Powerful models to simulate performance, degradation and cost used by utilities and top developers. Site analysis, feasability studies, procurement management and contracting, engineering studies, IE due diligence, design packages and financial models.

Rabobank

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Rabobank’s team of experienced bankers and analysts offer specialized financial and advisory services for our clients in the food & agribusiness, commodities and energy sectors. We bring to all client relationships a compelling combination of deep industry expertise, insightful strategic counsel, and customized financial solutions. Our award winning Project Finance team provides non- and limited-recourse finance solutions for renewable energy projects, with a focus on wind, solar and bioenergy. Our Project Finance team also offers tailor-made financing solutions (structuring, execution, and advisory) for projects sponsored by the bank’s clients in the food and agriculture (F&A) sector.

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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