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Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.
E&E Frontiers is an energy management consulting firm advising clients in the clean, advanced and traditional energy markets. Our clients are leaders in the transformation of the energy value chain. E&E Frontiers develops new business models, conducts market and financial analyses, develops energy projects, and advocates for new market opportunities. We have over two decades of expertise in both the green energy and the traditional energy value chains from electricity generation to retail and from fuel development to consumption.
Maryland Energy Administration
The mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable, clean energy. MEA’s programs and policies help lower energy bills, fuel the creation of green collar jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence.
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.
Skyline Innovations guarantees customers’ savings by providing a fixed discount to their utility rates for water heating. This complete customer solution finances, installs, monitors and maintains clean, reliable commercial-scale solar water heating systems at no upfront cost to customers. Found in 2009, the company is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides home energy solutions including home solar, energy efficiency and energy management services. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for three consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.
AET is America’s largest solar thermal manufacturer. We provide turnkey commercial solar water heating solutions as well as pre-engineered residential systems. AET and its affiliates have been in business since 1975 and we are a leader in the solar thermal industry offering comprehensive training, technical support, commercial system sizing, engineering and design.
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc., (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the world’s largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of solar modules, specialized solar products and turnkey PV project solution provider, Canadian Solar operates in six continents and has delivered more than 5.0GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 major solar markets. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high quality solar products, solar solutions and services to customers around the world. For more information about our company, products and solutions, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.
GreenBrilliance, is a vertically integrated, end-to-end solar energy Services Company based in Virginia serving the greater DC metro area since 2007. GreenBrilliance ranked 33rd in the top hundred installer in the world in the list published by Solar World Online. It is our mission to provide affordable quality turnkey solar solutions. With our state-of-the-art ISO certified solar module manufacturing facility, we provide quality solar systems that are reflected in our residential and commercial installation portfolio. GreenBrilliance, with offices and presence in more than ten countries is a leading provider of turnkey EPC solutions for residential, commercial, and utility scale (MW size) power plants worldwide.GreenBrilliance assists their customers with various financing options, ranging from no cost for 365 days to long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) For more information, visit www.greenbrilliance.com or contact at 703-657-0090.
HelioSage is a leading national developer of commercial and utility scale solar projects, with a development pipeline totaling more than 900 megawatts across 20 states. The Company was founded by several of the principals of Greenlight Energy, Inc., one of the country’s largest independent wind energy companies at the time of its 2006 sale to BP Alternative Energy. With experience gained across more than 500 megawatts of completed renewable energy transactions, representing over $1 billion in invested capital, HelioSage is a recognized leader in large-scale solar energy development.
Karbone is full service firm specializing in the Renewable Energy and Environmental Markets. Based in New York, with offices in London and Istanbul, the firm offers a unique combination of Capital Advisory, Brokerage, and Analytical Research services. An industry leader in the renewable energy markets, Karbone’s brokerage services include structuring spot and long-term forward contracts for RECs, SRECs, Carbon Credits, Green-E Credits, Bundled and Unbundled Power, Power Capacity, Biofuels, and other environmental commodities. Karbone differentiates itself through a uniquely integrated service approach, enabling our Capital Advisory, Brokerage, and Research teams to add value to each segment of the project value chain. The company is well positioned for further growth in its markets and is looking to add to its three core business teams.
PowerSecure International, Inc. is a leading provider of utility and energy technologies to electric utilities, and their industrial, institutional and commercial customers. PowerSecure provides products and services in the areas of Interactive Distributed Generation ® (IDG®), energy efficiency and utility infrastructure. The company is a pioneer in developing IDG® power systems with sophisticated smart grid capabilities, including the ability to 1) forecast electricity demand and electronically deploy the systems to deliver more efficient, and environmentally friendly, power at peak power times, 2) provide utilities with dedicated electric power generation capacity to utilize for demand response purposes and 3) provide customers with the most dependable standby power in the industry. Its proprietary distributed generation system designs utilize a range of technologies to deliver power, including renewables. The company’s energy efficiency business develops energy efficient lighting technologies that improve the quality of light, including its proprietary LED lighting products for area/street lighting for utilities/municipalities and grocery, drug and convenience stores. PowerSecure also provides electric utilities with transmission and distribution infrastructure maintenance and construction services, and engineering and regulatory consulting services. Additional information is available at www.powersecure.com.
Secure Futures serves as Virginia’s leading solar developer, providing affordable solar solutions for municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals & other public purpose institutions, using creative financing and a triple bottom line business
SolarEdge provides an end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solution, maximizing the power generation of residential, commercial and large-scale PV system installations by up to 25%, for a faster return on investment.
Module manufacturers, installers and system owners enjoy the benefits of SolarEdge solutions which allow maximum power production through module-level MPPT, optimal roof utilization through constraint free design and enhanced maintenance and accurate trouble
shooting through module-level monitoring. Another benefit is the guaranteed automatic DC shutdown for installers, maintenance personnel and firefighters through the unique SafeDC™ mechanism.
Founded in 2006, SolarEdge established the DC power optimizer segment and is leading it with over 70% market share. By Q2 2013, SolarEdge has shipped over 2,000,000 power optimizers to more than 45 countries worldwide. With strategic partnerships across the PV value-chain from module manufacturers to integrators, SolarEdge installations can be found in five continents.
Solar Energy Services
Solar Energy Services, Inc. (SES) is a solar installation and services contractor with decades of experience serving Maryland, DC and Virginia. SES is the regional leader in the design-build of commercial scale solar water heating systems, deploying more than 25 systems per year in the mid-Atlantic. In addition, SES installs and services all forms of distributed solar for the residential and small commercial markets. The company’s expertise includes solar PV, solar water heating, solar space heating and solar pool heating – where these technologies are often installed in complementary designs.
Solar Grid Storage
Solar Grid Storage has developed a groundbreaking business model that allows batteries to be added to commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installations while lowering costs and adding new benefits. Its PowerFactor™ systems provide all standard PV functions while unlocking innovative new uses of solar energy that are realized at virtually no cost to the host, and can provide emergency power during outages, reduce demand charges, and help grid operators balance power on the grid. Simply put, Solar Grid Storage is helping to usher in the grid of the future.
Tenksolar engineers and manufactures a rooftop PV system that beats conventional solar across all metrics, including production/yield, density, ease of install, reliability, O&M and cost per kWh. Ultimately, tenKsystems deliver 45% more energy per roof at a 20% lower LCOE than conventional systems.
Urban Grid Holdings, LLC (Urban Grid) is a leading developer and financier of photovoltaic projects throughout the United States. We work with commercial, educational, government and non-profit organizations to provide solar power purchase agreements that minimize risk and maximize return on investment.
The Urban Grid team brings together seasoned finance and construction professionals to provide the highest quality solar installation and offer the best financial solution for our customers. Urban Grid has established strategic partnerships with private investors and financial institutions to install, own, and maintain solar assets throughout the United States. We distinguish ourselves with a strategy of long-term energy asset ownership, a conservative approach to all transactions, and competitive pricing for our customers. Urban Grid is based in Stevensville, MD.
U.S. Photovoltaics, Inc. (USPV)
At USPV, our mission is to Make Solar Simple. Expanding solar electricity generation isn’t just about the technology–it’s about the financing, too. Our goal is to provide current and potential solar PV system owners with the help they need to make their investment as financially profitable as it is globally responsible. The adoption of solar technology by homes and businesses is being driven by a recognition that the age of fossil fuels is approaching its end. The transition to the age of renewables will be as difficult as it is profound–but it will happen.
As a Taiwanese solar PV module manufacturer with subsidiaries across the globe, WINAICO is positioned amongst top brand manufacturers with the highest level of service, supplying outstandingly high performing solar modules all from an automated production line. The parent company, Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd., has its origins in the semiconductor sector, which is subject to the same quality management demands as those applied in solar industry. With leading-edge system technology and process expertise originating from the seminconductor industry, WINAICO is setting qualitative benchmarks on the PV market. Thousands of installed PV systems are proving this every day.
Abraham & Roetzel
Abraham & Roetzel is a bi-partisan government affairs and issue management firm offering a comprehensive range of services to clients. We offer clients the experience, insight, and expertise of extensive service as official policymakers and political advisors at all levels of government. Our firm principals include a former Cabinet Member, U.S. Senator, top officials to Members of Congress and at federal government agencies, and in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth government. Through our partnership with the Ohio-based law firm of Roetzel & Andress we can access one of country’s leading environmental law firms, with strong state government experience and access in Florida. Our policy expertise is also complemented by strong political instincts honed over many years of experience leading federal and state campaigns.
CapitalTristate provides solar products, electrical products, lighting, and services to contractors, builders, and end-users in the Mid-Atlantic States. We service our customers from 43 locations throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia and from our 220,000 square foot headquarters and CDC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. We currently stock over $40M of inventory and offer same day pick up or next day delivery. Our mission is to be the electrical distributor of choice.
Founded in 2005, Enfinity is now one of the world’s largest and most experienced solar PV development companies; we are active across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific the and have developed and built some of the largest solar energy projects in the world. Our deep knowledge of solar energy financing and development means we can seamlessly finance, develop and deliver even the most complex of renewable energy projects for our customers.
In the United States, Enfinity provides turnkey solar solutions for commercial, municipal and utility customers. We do this by crafting best-in-class approaches for the delivery of solar energy systems.
Kenergy Solar designs, installs, and services solar systems in the Mid Atlantic region. We help our clients lower their utility costs and gain energy independence by switching to solar power. Kenergy solar offers multiple financing options, including a $0 down option to help homeowners take advantage of the benefits of solar energy for no upfront cost.
Keyes, Fox, & Wiedman LLP
Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP is focused on providing clients in the renewable energy and distributed generation sectors with expert and innovative solutions to their legal challenges. We have in-depth experience with all aspects of energy project finance, siting, and approval, as well as the development of regulatory programs and policies to support the expansion of clean energy markets. We also offer legislative, regulatory and policy tracking services to provide our clients with critical intelligence on the constantly changing opportunities facing them in the renewable energy and distributed generation sectors.
Kingspan Group PLC is a $3 billion building products manufacturer focused on establishing leading marketpositions by providing energy conserving and renewable construction systems with a global reach. Kingspan has manufacturing and distribution operations throughout the world and is recognized throughout the construction industry for its commitment to innovation, design, quality and technical expertise.Kingspan Solar Inc. is a division of the Kingspan Group. Together with other Kingspan Group companies, the Environmental business has an overall goal to provide solutions towards a zero carbon lifestyle. Kingspan Environmental is the manufacturer of a range or renewable energy & energy efficient technologies including solar thermal, small wind and rainwater recovery systems.
With its focus on Renewable Energy and “Green” power solutions, Power-One has recently established itself as the world’s second largest provider of solar inverters. Further, as one of the world’s ten largest providers of power conversion and power management solutions, Power-One is one of the few companies with the product breadth to support every step in the refinement of utility-grade AC into the various DC voltages required to power high-availability infrastructure systems at the site, system, and semiconductor levels. In addition, we’re increasing the availability of our renewable energy solar and wind inverter products featuring industry-leading features and performance, while offering easier installation, better customer service, unmatched applications flexibility, and field-proven reliability.
From Fortune 500 businesses to the house down the street, our customers trust us to provide solar energy services to meet their needs. We use only proven technologies, and we pride ourselves on delivering timely installations and long-term financial benefits to homeowners, businesses, power companies, and public sector institutions. It’s the reason why more than 40% of our commercial and utility customers have more than one SunEdison system installed and over 90% of customers are repeat customers.
The integration of SunEdison and MEMC allows us to leverage 50 years of scientific research and manufacturing expertise to best serve our customers. By bringing the two companies together, we’ve created a virtual vertical manufacturing process that seamlessly integrates with our energy services business. This integration benefits our customers because we have control over quality at every step of the process and we are able to offer predictable forward cost curve visibility to our customers.
Since 1985 SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower® solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of more homeowners and businesses around the world.
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
Kickoff Reception Sponsor
E.ON Climate & Renewables (E.ON) is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies and operates facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America. E.ON’s diversified business consists of renewables, conventional and decentralized power generation, natural gas, energy trading, retail and distribution. Globally, E.ON owns approximately 68GW of generation capacity and supplies approximately 26 million customers with energy.
In the United States, E.ON is a leading renewable energy company with over 250 employees and corporate offices in Austin, Chicago, and San Francisco. E.ON develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest-performing renewable energy projects in the U.S. Since 2007, E.ON has invested more than $5 billion in utility-scale solar and wind projects and currently operates 2,800MW of renewable energy capacity across six states with additional projects under construction and in development.
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc.
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas Light Company and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings (NYSE: WGL), design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for customers across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation assets including solar, fuels cells and combined heat and power technologies. Washington Gas Energy Systems currently owns over 55 MW of commercial-scale solar projects throughout the U.S. in 11 different states. For further information about Washington Gas Energy Systems, please visit www.wgesystems.com.
Closing Reception Sponsor
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP is a 111-year old franchise name in the independent power business. More than 80 lawyers work full-time in the project finance group, making it one of the largest such groups of any US law firm. Thirty-eight percent of Chadbourne lawyers are overseas. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries, and is ranked number one in the US renewable energy market by the prestigious Chambers directory in London based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms. Chadbourne is headquartered in New York and has other offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, Beijing, Moscow, Warsaw, Kiev, Istanbul, Dubai, and London.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. BNEF has staff of more than 200, based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF Insight Services provide financial, economic and policy analysis in the following industries and markets: wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, gas, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, digital energy, energy storage, advanced transportation, carbon markets, REC markets, power markets, hydro & marine and water. Visit about.bnef.com for more information.
Greentech Media (GTM) produces industry-leading news, research, and conferences in the business-to-business greentech market. Our coverage areas include solar, smart grid, energy efficiency, wind, and other non-incumbent energy markets. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces competitive intelligence reports and data subscriptions. Using our extensive network and in-depth analysis, GTM hosts conferences for in-person networking and deal-making. The company has operations in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. For more information, visit: greentechmedia.com, follow us on twitter: @greentechmedia, or like us on Facebook: facebook.com/greentechmedia.
Clean Currents is the region’s leading independent and sustainably certified green energy company. We offer commercial businesses and residents clean, renewable wind electricity and solar options. Find out how easy and affordable it is to choose wind and solar power at www.cleancurrents.com.
Eco Branding is a clean tech and sustainability communications firm offering strategic communication, social and online marketing, branding and website development services. Our creative team is committed to improving the environment and working with companies who share our passion. We partner with you to develop your narrative, increase brand visibility and engage targeted audiences to expand your business. Eco Branding’s innovative model allows us to provide highly responsive, first-rate services while substantially reducing the bottom line.