2018 Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

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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.


Vinson & Elkins LLP is a leading international law firm operating out of 14 offices in major energy, financial, and political capitals in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Vinson & Elkins’ Clean Energy & Renewables practice leverages the firm’s reputation as a leader in the energy legal community to provide clients with valuable market knowledge and experience. The firm represents clients engaged in innovative and challenging alternative energy matters involving solar, wind, hydro, energy storage, fuel cells, electric vehicles, geothermal, smart grid applications, biofuels, biomass, waste-to-energy, and other state-of-the-art technologies. Clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to venture capital and private equity sponsors financing clean energy projects.

V&E offers a full spectrum of advice to renewable energy clients, including acquisitions and financings, project development, project financing, regulatory issues advice and counseling, tax equity transactions, technology licensing, environmental permits, wildlife impact, and land use advice, and purchase and sale of environmental attributes, including renewable energy credits. The Clean Energy & Renewables team draws upon the experience of the firm’s energy transactional lawyers, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Development, and Finance lawyers, across all 14 of our offices. Clients benefit from the seamless integration of V&E’s Clean Energy & Renewables practice with the firm’s internationally recognized Energy Regulatory, Tax, Environmental, Capital Markets, and Litigation practices.


Silver Sponsors

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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.


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.


Bronze Sponsors

The Aon Transaction Solutions team leads the market in securing with tax insurance tax credit investments associated with Renewable Energy Tax Credits.   Our tax insurance team is comprised of experts recognized across the industry for their experience in developing innovative, cost-effective tax insurance solutions to protect M&A and financing transactions with tax risks as well as managing tax risks outside of transaction.Aon Transaction Solutions has led the creation and advancement of transaction liability insurance as an insurance business. Comprised of tax and M&A attorneys and other senior professionals, we bring a depth of knowledge and passion for developing tailored solutions to your complex deal risks that is unparalleled in the insurance industry.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.www.aon.com
Ascend Analytics is an industry leading energy analytics software and consulting firm supporting portfolio management and planning decisions for Duke, LADWP, Ameren, AES, NYPA, and a host of other utilities. Ascend’s innovative analytic solutions serve as an analytic bridge between the physical complexities of energy supply and the financial opportunities of today’s highly volatile power markets. We enhance decision analysis and profitability through streamlining analysis and integrating “meaningful uncertainty” into decision analysis. Ascend provides the core analytic and data infrastructure to enhance understanding and support decisions. Ascend has delivered its standalone BatterySimm software to over a dozen customers over the last size months. BatterySimm uniquely optimizes the value of battery storage and solar + storage project configurations and operating strategies with respect to the physical attributes of the storage project and ISO market rules.


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.


EXXERGY is a network of leading expert consultants for the renewable energy industry and the glass industry. The goal of EXXERGY is to further your business success by our consultancy and know-how transfer services. EXXERGY consists of a cross-functional team with decades of experience in technical optimization, strategy, organizational development and change management. The team of senior managers has a wealth of operational management experience. EXXERGY’s consulting method consists of a well balanced strategy, technical, marketing/sales, and organizational management driven approach



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.


Radiant REIT is a venture of several seasoned experts of the U.S solar industry. The company is the first pure Solar REIT, bringing tax advantages and public funds to the solar industry and providing simple and cost-effective financing with terms that give credit to the security and credit-worthiness of solar projects. The Radiant REIT approach recognizes that solar systems are stable, long-term, passive infrastructure, with high-credit customers. By matching the funding of solar to its real-estate characteristics, RadiantREIT is providing a vehicle for the public’s desire to be able to invest in solar with liquidity allowing the industry to mature beyond subsidies.

The market has been pushing for a solar REIT since 2012 to reduce the cost of financing and allow the public the ability to invest in solar projects. RadiantREIT offers no fees, streamlined process, better DSCR, terms that match the PPA/lease, higher SREC credit, and more, making it possible to avoid the frustration of dealing with big banks for terms that don’t value the benefits of solar. The Radiant team combines decades of solar experience with a history of pioneering innovative approaches to project financing. The team has financed over $1 billion of projects. The company is run by experienced hands who have been actively involved in the solar market for many years.



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.



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.



CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR) is a trusted energy advisor that develops actionable strategies, implements tailored solutions, and optimizes performance over time. We support our corporate, institutional and government clients by engaging stakeholders and competitively sourcing and implementing optimized solutions. As a fully independent advisor, we provide objective analysis and guidance. Our team offers end-to-end expertise in all dimensions of the energy value chain, from technical, financial and risk analysis, to management consulting and procurement know-how.



EagleView is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, property data, and GIS solutions for the solar, construction, insurance, and infrastructure sectors as well as local and federal government agencies. EagleView provides access to its measurement and analytical tools, including tree measurement, through proprietary software and property-centric reports. The patented Pictometry® imagery solutions and comprehensive property data from EagleView answer questions related to millions of residential and commercial properties; these solutions save individuals time and money and reduce their exposure to risk.


FTI Consulting is a NYSE listed, 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 Global 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. We bring deep experience in a wide array of advisory services including transaction advisory and due diligence, strategy, price forecasting, litigation support, restructuring and interim management, market intelligence and regulatory advisory.

In collaboration with our Global Clean Energy Practice, FTI’s broker dealer subsidiary, FTI Capital Advisors, LLC provides targeted M&A advisory and capital markets services. 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.


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.



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.


Integrated Storage Technologies is an energy storage technology company out of New York City.   Our technology is tailored for each building’s needs.  We dive deep into data for every project in order to deliver the best solution possible



Founded in 1999, Quixotic Systems designs, engineers and installs innovative solar energy systems that significantly reduce conventional energy use while optimizing return on investment. We are experts in all types of solar technologies solar electric (PV), solar hot water and solar heating systems, and we work with our clients to determine the most efficient and cost effective systems for their needs. Quixotic also provides ongoing solar system monitoring and maintenance.

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.


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.