Solar Finance & Investment USA

Conference


25 & 26 October 2016

New York, USA

Save $500 - First 20 tickets only

Featured Speakers

Conference Summary

The ITC extension and COP21 have had a profound impact on the state of the American solar market allowing new players to enter the market.

For this reason this year we are moving away from an event where industry talks to itself and we are reaching out to:

  • Corporates ready to sign offsite and onsite PPAs, keen to ensure their renewables commitment are as profitable as they are sustainable.
  • Banks and insurance companies active in LIHTC and HTC looking to transition into the renewables tax equity markets.
  • Asset owners and institutional investors looking to enlarge their portfolios and to balance their liabilities with long-term investments

To discuss, amongst other topics:

  • How to secure tax equity in 2017: Who will be the new entrants and how will the established players will continue to cater to the growing demand?
  • Corporate PPAs: structures, financial models, Offsite/Onsite and how to deal with accounting risk Project M&A landscape and how to maximise yield on existing assets
  • Financing structures for community shared solar

Featured Sessions

Sponsors & Partners

Headline Sponsor & Technology Partner

SolarEdge

SolarEdge

SolarEdge invented an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in a PV system. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar system. Addressing a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, solar PV inverters, and a cloud-based monitoring platform. The SolarEdge system enables superior power harvesting and module management by connecting power optimizers to each PV module. System costs remain competitive by keeping the DC to AC inversion and grid interaction centralized at a simplified PV inverter. Module manufacturers, installers, and system owners enjoy strategic benefits of SolarEdge technology - maximum power production through module-level MPPT, optimal roof utilization through constraint-free design, and enhanced maintenance and accurate troubleshooting through module-level monitoring. Another benefit is the guaranteed automatic DC shutdown, for installer, maintenance personnel, and firefighter safety, through the SafeDC™ mechanism. Supporting increased site self-consumption, SolarEdge’s Smart Energy Management portfolio includes consumption monitoring, an export limitation option that dynamically adjusts PV power production, a storage solution, and home load control. These products allow system owners to use more energy for self-consumption to reduce the price of electricity. Since beginning commercial shipments in 2010, SolarEdge has shipped approximately 1.4 Gigawatt (‘‘GW’’) of its DC optimized inverter systems and its products have been installed in solar PV systems in more than 70 countries SolarEdge’s mission is to become the leading provider of inverter solutions across all PV market segments and broaden the availability of clean, renewable solar energy.

SolarEdge

Silver Sponsors (2015)

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is widely recognized as the global leader in the testing, assessment, consultancy, and certification services for PV modules, balance-of-system components and PV power plants. With service in the photovoltaic industry spanning over 35 years, TÜV Rheinland now serves the PV industry in every corner of the world, helping to ensure product quality and safety, and system performance not only at its commissioning, but over the life of a project. TÜV Rheinland operates six world-class PV laboratories, which are ISO 17025 accredited and CBTL listed. Our global network includes more than 250 experts in mainland China, Taiwan, Germany, the United States, Japan and India, who work together to provide the most efficient one-stop service. We assist our customers in understanding and complying with stringent international and local safety and performance requirements, thus helping our customers reach their target markets in a reliable, time-efficient manner; and to gain greater acceptance amongst buyers, investors and banks. With a PV service portfolio of over 12 GW globally, we can help and support our customers in all project phases and ensure plant safety and reliability. We also support our customers in achieving and maintaining profitability for large-scale PV systems and solar thermal power plants – from choosing the right site to full-scale operations. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including site assessment and inspection, supervision of construction, plant monitoring with yield check and yield evaluation, and component inspections. Refer to our website for other relevant solar projects.

TÜV Rheinland
Huawei

Huawei

AlsoEnergy

AlsoEnergy

AlsoEnergy has deployed many thousands of monitoring and control solutions for PV systems of every size and description, including comprehensive SCADA functionality. We empower the business of renewable energy with software that clarifies the relation between system performance and financial returns, and that streamlines asset management tasks to reduce costs. Our comprehensive monitoring software offers industry-leading features specifically tailored to the needs of O&M providers. We help you save time with portfolio management tools that cover your needs for oversight, reporting, and automated alerts in just a few easy clicks. Safeguard ROI with the industry’s most sophisticated tools for performance modeling and analysis. You can also choose to add the industry’s most extensive integrated Workflow Suite including job order ticketing, cost analysis for production losses and maintenance, and more. AlsoEnergy never leaves you hanging: we offer guaranteed issue resolution with the industry’s most responsive and knowledgeable support resources.

AlsoEnergy

Supporting Sponsors (2015)

Viking Renewable BG

Viking Renewable BG

Heindl Energy

Heindl Energy

Hydraulic Rock Storage – a disruptive large scale storage technology The Hydraulic Rock Storage (HRS) is a new storage technology that is derived from pumped hydro equipment and is developed by the German based Heindl Energy GmbH in Stuttgart. Instead of pumping water up the hill, a large natural piston of rock is lifted by hydraulic means. This piston is carved out from its natural environment, using mining technologies. The roundtrip-efficiency will be ca. 80%. A piston with 90 m radius can store 1 GWh of energy. With 180 m radius it can store 16 GWh. The economic advantage is that the storage capacity grows with the forth power of the radius. In other word, the cost of the storage capacity decreases with a 1/r² law, resulting in very low costs per stored kWh. The HRS can be built at many sites with a solid rock underground. The water requirements are much lower compared to pumped hydro storage. The whole system is for long term use as the system components hardly wear out. The most likely bushiness case of the HRS is its combination with large PV farms in order to provide reliable supply (24h) at constant costs. Heindl Energy is currently doing planning work and funding for a prototype in Austria.

Heindl Energy

Partners

SIEA

SIEA

Trade Finance

Trade Finance

SolarServer

SolarServer

SNL Energy

SNL Energy

PV-Tech

PV-Tech

PV-Tech
ENF

ENF

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance