Expanding Utility Solar Ownership Opportunities through Standardized Transactions and Access to Capital Markets

Join SEPA and staff from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as they explain NREL’s work to expand the availability and lower the cost of capital for solar projects. The objectives of the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group – which represent 150 leading developers, law firms, financiers, and other stakeholders – include reduction of transaction cost and time and facilitation of investment from the broad spectrum of capital sources. The plan is to standardize projects into portfolios that can be securitized and develop standard contracts and define best practices to support this objective.

Both solar industry and utility stakeholders will want to attend this event. Solar stakeholders will want to hear how standardized documents and templates could lower costs and increase opportunities in the market and the webinar will specifically address how utilities might leverage their unique position into solar and storage opportunities.

There will be a Question & Answer period following the presentation.

Participant take-aways will include:

  • The purpose and scope of the SAPC working group
  • How standardization can benefit the market
  • Expanding the availability and access to public capital (including ABS,REITs, MLPs and Yieldcos)
  • Why utilities might seek investments in solar and storage assets

Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2013, 11 AM Pacific/ 2 PM Eastern. Estimated duration: 1 hour.

Target Audience: Residential and commercial project developers; utility planning, procurement and strategy; legal, finance, and regulatory staff

Speakers: Michael Mendelsohn, Senior Analyst, NREL; Eran Mahrer, EVP Research and Strategy, SEPA

Cost: Free to SEPA members and the media (subject to verification); $199 for Non-members