Solar Project Finance with Harry Benson of Standard Solar
We will discuss the importance of finding the right finance partner for your solar project whether you’re the developer, EPC/contractor or project host/beneficiary. Our goal is to help guide developers, installers, EPCs, utilities, municipalities, educational institutions, communities and landowners as they work through solar financing as it relates to development and engineering, procurement, construction and long term operation & maintenance (O&M).
Who should attend: solar developers, installers, EPCs, utilities, municipalities, educational institutions, regulatory agencies, communities and landowners
Project developers and other stakeholders invest much time and money into getting projects through the stages of development including site control, utility interconnection, incentive awards (like SRECs), and offtake agreements (PPAs).
We will discuss key considerations for successful funding and acquisition in the Midwest market, including Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. Standard Solar is currently developing a pipeline of assets in fourteen states. Some project profiles we will discuss:
- Rooftop and community solar
- Municipal and other public entities
- Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
- Co Development Agreements
Join us to answer some key questions:
1. What are the stages of project development when finance partners will engage?
2. How can contractors and developers improve the success rate of acquisition for their projects and portfolios?
3. How to plan for profitable and durable projects that will stand the test of time?
About Harry Benson
Mr. Benson is Director of Business Development for Standard Solar with a focus on the Midwest. He has more than 12 years of utility and distributed generation renewable energy experience in both wind and solar. He is responsible for deploying the company’s low-cost capital and partnering with C&I and Community solar developers in the Midwest. He has 25 years of business experience and is a life-long advocate for environmental issues.
About Standard Solar:
Standard Solar works with EPCs and solar developers to underwrite construction and long term ownership and operations of distributed generation assets including behind the meter (rooftop) solar and community solar projects and portfolios. Standard Solar has grown quickly from rooftop solar contractor and EPC into a full-service solar developer and financier.