Speaking Engagement

2019 Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit

Event Details
March 19 - March 21, 2019

Date and Time
March 19, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Evolving Views on Asset Valuation

Patrick R. Gillard

There has been a fundamental shift in asset valuation. Today, solar assets have an expected 35 year life, power purchase agreements have shortened to 10-12 years, and a large portion of the value needs to be extracted during a 20+ year uncontracted period—fundamentally changing the way people view the solar business. Partner Patrick Gillard will moderate this session, which will assess strategies for building value during this period and juicing returns. Topics will include:

  • Strategies for optimizing asset performance even during the contract period—is increased performance worth the cost?
  • What can you do to re-lever and pull money out?
  • What re-contracting strategies are available?
  • Are there opportunities to piggyback on existing interconnections to add/combine wind and solar?
  • Adding storage in later years

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Date and Time
March 21, 2019
8:50 AM - 9:45 AM

Financing Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Dirk Michels

Partner Dirk Michels will moderate a panel discussion in which lenders will share their perspectives on the market and provide a financing outlook for 2019 projects and beyond.

Panelists will address:

  • A lender's view on the strategies and risks around qualification for the 30% Investment Tax Credit
  • How structures are changing to accommodate C&I loan deals
  • Will they offer longer amortization on 12-year corporate transactions?
  • Perspectives on financing hedged merchant projects
  • How lenders get comfortable with merchant risks in different markets

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