Solar & Storage Finance USA


29 - 30 October 2018

New York, USA

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Solar & Storage Finance USA

More than ever before, local governments (rather than central governments) are driving renewable installations in the USA. We are seeing ambitious targets this year, especially in New York State for solar PV and storage.

The US market for solar and storage is growing, with 55.9 gigawatts current installed, and around 26 gigawatts in development. Much of the existing solar has been installed in California (around 22 GW).

Solar & Storage Finance USA is the only event which looks at raising capital for solar, storage and collocated solar and storage projects in the USA. The conference aims to help delegates understand how debt providers are evolving propositions for storage and how they can access projects for standalone and co-located projects. Meet debt providers, funders, utilities, corporate off takers and blue chip energy firms with capital to invest.

Your 2018 Speaker Lineup Includes:

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Sponsors & Partners

Gold Sponsor

Deloitte

Deloitte

Deloitte’s US Renewable Energy practice helps energy clients address critical challenges and execute initiatives designed to further their strategic objectives, delivering value for their investors. Deloitte's member firms provide professional services to renewable power companies worldwide and are market leaders in industry-tailored Consulting, Financial Advisory, Audit, and Tax services, with deep experience assisting clients across the wide spectrum of renewable technologies of solar, wind, hydroelectricity, biofuels, and tidal, among others. Deloitte member firm teams assist their clients in developing and deploying renewable generation and providing services ranging from strategy to business case development, project structuring, modeling, capital project reviews, supply chain optimization, risk management, and M&A. Renewable energy teams also work closely with member firm clients to develop renewable energy policies and review programs. They have deep industry knowledge of carbon markets and commodity price forecasting.

Deloitte

Silver Sponsors

Eco Energy World

Eco Energy World

A key advantage of EEW is the expertise it owns/holds in all phases of the PV project value chain; from PV component manufacturing to developing solar sites and from financial structuring, to construction and operation of PV projects. Our team has a capital of experience in solar technology and developing solar energy plants. From almost a decade of presence in the PV solar sector we have built business relationships with the largest solar companies in the world. To date, we have developed several hundred megawatts of solar projects, most of those located in Europe. Our expansion plan remains ambitious and we are committed to finding opportunities in new markets. EEW, along with other leading developers, will play a key role in achieving these targets and contributing to future growth. Harnessing solar energy not only benefits our generation and lifestyles, but future generations and future lifestyles. There’s a proverb that exists that states – “We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”. These targets are in place to ensure the provision of cleaner, sustainable energy for both now and for future generations.

Eco Energy World
Unique Surety & Insurance Services

Unique Surety & Insurance Services

As America nears energy independence using fossil fuels, alternative sources and emerging energy technology, Unique Surety represents several carriers to handle any bonding challenge quickly and professionally. The team at Unique Surety can handle delivering to you the correctly worded bond with the limits you are required to have at a competitive price. We are the professionals who have the personal relationships with the top-rated carriers and their underwriters who trust our judgement and thoroughness who know we will not waste anyone’s precious time.

Unique Surety & Insurance Services

Bronze Sponsors

Hodgson Russ

Hodgson Russ

Hodgson Russ has been involved in renewable energy from the earliest days of hydropower, to the first successful defense of a permit denial due to excess greenhouse gas emissions.  We have counseled clients on every aspect of the unique policy and legal issues facing renewable energy projects, from earliest project concept through regulatory approvals, financing, construction and successful operation. As the renewable energy industry grows at an exponential rate and faces potentially game changing policies at the State and Federal levels, businesses and public entities involved in this sector require an experienced legal team that combines knowledge in the field with a solid foundation in all applicable areas of law. Hodgson Russ’s multidisciplinary renewable energy team guides clients through virtually every aspect of project development, financing, construction, and implementation. Whether drafting land option and lease terms along with easement agreements, guiding environmental review and permitting processes at the local, state and federal levels, preparing corporate operating agreements or asset acquisition documentation, advising on insurance coverage and supply chain contracts, acting as finance counsel, or defending projects and permits in judicial and administrative forums, Hodgson Russ attorneys combine their knowledge in alternative energy with solid legal real estate, zoning/land use, environmental, energy regulation, corporate, tax, intellectual property, finance, and litigation skills.

Hodgson Russ
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is an international law firm operating out of 12 offices in the US, Europe and Asia. We provide a broad range of legal services to many of the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and governments. With one of the largest and most experienced project finance teams of any major law firm, we represent the full spectrum of project participants, including lenders, underwriters, sponsors, project joint ventures, contractors, government agencies and multilateral institutions. Milbank’s team of solar energy attorneys draws upon vast experience in the areas of energy regulation, finance, tax, real estate, bankruptcy, litigation, anti-trust and licensing to provide tailored legal solutions to match the needs of our clients. We have represented some of the largest solar energy project sponsors and investment funds, and have been involved in some of largest solar energy construction and project financings projects to date.

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
Stoel Rives LLP

Stoel Rives LLP

Stoel Rives is a Business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has over 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in eight states. Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in energy, real estate, project development, land use and construction, natural resources.

Stoel Rives LLP
Vert Solar Finance

Vert Solar Finance

VERT Solar Finance exists to reinvent energy. We are changing the world by enabling leaders to develop solar projects. We share our financing solutions to speed the completion of solar projects with the aim of driving our nation, and the world, towards profitable environmentally conscious investments. Our vision is to lead the deployment of technology and financing to efficiently speed the delivery of sustainable energy solutions.

Vert Solar Finance
Viking Cold Solutions

Viking Cold Solutions

Viking Cold Solutions is a thermal energy management company focused on making the world’s cold storage systems more efficient. Their Thermal Energy Storage Systems have saved their clients over 7,733 MWh of energy, reduced carbon footprint by over 3,900 metric tons, and mitigated over $13M of product loss. Their team has deep expertise in cold storage energy management, supermarket energy management, and thermal energy storage systems. Viking Cold provides environmentally friendly thermal energy storage that reduces operational costs and business risk for cold storage and supermarkets with high refrigeration-based energy loads. The company is expanding rapidly throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Viking Cold Solutions

Exhibitors

GameChange Solar

GameChange Solar

GameChange Solar is driven by its mission to repower the planet with clean solar energy. We do our part by driving fixed tilt racking and tracker equipment costs lower. With over 3.2 GW sold, GameChange systems combine fast install, bankable quality and unbeatable value through superior engineering, innovative design and high volume manufacturing. Our team leadership has invested over $480,000,000, heavily in metal fabrication companies which gives us a strong working knowledge of cost effective scale metal manufacturing processes. We have built a superior engineering team, leveraged our legacy skillset in solar system installation, design and metal fabrication, and developed the best designed racking and tracker systems in the industry. GameChange Solar’s Capital Intro ™ Program works with IPP’s, Private Equity Firms, utilities and other entities looking to invest in and own projects. We introduce them to developers, EPCs and others who are looking to build projects. This enables more projects to be financed and built and thus further our mission to repower the planet with clean solar energy.

GameChange Solar
Inaccess

Inaccess

Inaccess provides innovative centralized management solutions for Renewable Energy and Telecom infrastructures with global presence (in Americas, Europe and Asia), mostly offered on a turn-key basis. With its recent strategic partnership with Draker in the US and a cumulative portfolio of more than 6.5GWp across 4,000+ sites, our technical solutions have established a significant track record. Our objective is to provide high quality solutions to our clients (Utilities, EPCs, O&Ms, Developers and Funds) for better and effective management of their renewable assets. In 2014 & 2015, Inaccess with Draker have been acknowledged as: • #3 independent monitoring provider for the utility-scale PV segment globally (in MW) As of end of 2016: • 6.5GW worldwide of which 2.5GW are located in the US Our mission is to help our customers build and operate effectively their valuable renewable assets throughout a mix of state-of-the-art systems, intelligent software and value added services.

Inaccess
Recom

Recom

RECOM is the largest PV module manufacturing company in Europe and a comprehensive solar solutions provider. Innovation, superior quality, financial solidity, and a proven track record in projects worldwide are the cornerstones of the business that have made RECOM the preferred choice for both high efficiency PV modules and solar solutions globally. Established in 2007, RECOM has marked a fast and steady growth as a PV module manufacturer and an IPP with worldwide presence. Deeply involved in a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in both mature and emerging markets, RECOM’s success is based  on a network of trusted partners and investors. Our team is made up of innovators and experts from all corners of the globe, who instill the company’s mission –to advocate global commitment to social and environmental considerations, promote the benefits of solar power and the switch to cleaner, safer and affordable energy.

Recom
Repower Capital

Repower Capital

Repower Capital offers a more efficient way to get your projects funded. Our innovative matching engine streamlines renewable energy capital raising by using granular data to connect promising projects with more than $100 billion of profiled capital sources. We help developers access potential project finance sources by enabling institutional investors to quickly and confidentially assess vetted projects, and access our transparent financial models, detailed analyst notes, and structured data room. We serve developers of solar, wind, storage, biomass, and other renewable energy projects requiring at least $10 million equity, tax equity, or debt financing. Our affiliate Repower Capital Network, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, offers investment banking transactional services.

Repower Capital

Evening Networking Drinks Sponsor - Day 1

Vert Solar Finance

Vert Solar Finance

VERT Solar Finance exists to reinvent energy. We are changing the world by enabling leaders to develop solar projects. We share our financing solutions to speed the completion of solar projects with the aim of driving our nation, and the world, towards profitable environmentally conscious investments. Our vision is to lead the deployment of technology and financing to efficiently speed the delivery of sustainable energy solutions.

Vert Solar Finance

Evening Networking Drinks Sponsor - Day 2

Deloitte

Deloitte

Deloitte’s US Renewable Energy practice helps energy clients address critical challenges and execute initiatives designed to further their strategic objectives, delivering value for their investors. Deloitte's member firms provide professional services to renewable power companies worldwide and are market leaders in industry-tailored Consulting, Financial Advisory, Audit, and Tax services, with deep experience assisting clients across the wide spectrum of renewable technologies of solar, wind, hydroelectricity, biofuels, and tidal, among others. Deloitte member firm teams assist their clients in developing and deploying renewable generation and providing services ranging from strategy to business case development, project structuring, modeling, capital project reviews, supply chain optimization, risk management, and M&A. Renewable energy teams also work closely with member firm clients to develop renewable energy policies and review programs. They have deep industry knowledge of carbon markets and commodity price forecasting.

Deloitte

Partners

ACORE

ACORE

Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a 501 (c)(3) national non-profit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. We are the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies, including developers, manufacturers, top financial institutions, major corporate renewable energy buyers, grid technology providers, utilities, professional service firms, colleges & universities and allied non-profit groups. ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening leaders across key constituencies, facilitating partnerships, educating federal and state legislators and agency officials on important policies, publishing research and analysis on pressing issues, and undertaking strategic outreach on the policies and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth.

ACORE
WRISE

WRISE

Founded in 2005 as Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) and rebranded in May 2017, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is a national nonprofit with a growing presence working across the renewable energy economy with over 30 chapters and a broad purpose – to change our energy future through the actions of women. By building Community, promoting Education, and cultivating Leadership, WRISE works to recruit, retain, and advance women and inspire our members and the public to unite in raising their voices for others.

WRISE
ENF

ENF

ENF is a fast-growing renewable energy information company. Our company has the world’s most popular website for information about companies in the photovoltaic industry. We have two value-added core activities: industry directory – providing a PV company database with more than 32,500 PV companies; product directory – providing a PV product database with more than 43,200 PV products, including solar panels, inverters, mounting systems, cells, EVA and back sheet. All these make ENF a true PV industry resource, with each service expanding in as many as 8 languages.

ENF