Financing Renewable Energy: Alternative Sources of Capital

09 Dec 2010 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Blair Forde
(858) 720-7974

Financing is a crucial component of any successful renewable energy project, especially during difficult economic times. For many capital intensive technologies in the wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sectors, innovative project finance techniques make large scale deployment possible. Join us for a discussion of the various financing structures available and the current and future financing trends.

Renewable energy projects rely on traditional financing methods, such as debt and private equity sources, but they often incorporate innovative new approaches to these transactions. In addition, renewable energy financing is increasingly drawn from government resources, through Department of Energy grants, loan guarantees, and tax incentives. This panel will explain the existing renewable finance options, discuss the benefits and disadvantages of various financing methods, and provide guidance on the efficient use and monetization of tax and other government incentives. In addition, the panel will explore how renewable energy finance has been impacted by the economic recession and will make predictions about future financing trends that are expected to accompany the economic rebound.

This program will consist of a moderated panel of finance experts who provide insight from the legal, investor, and company perspectives.



  • Robert Cudd
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP (Tax) 
  • Riggs Eckelberry
    Chief Executive Officer, Origin Oil
  • Kent James
    Chief Operating Officer, Martifer Solar
  • Steve Rowles
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP (Finance)
  • Stephen S. Hughes
    Senior Relationship Manager
    Silicon Valley Bank

This invitation is transferable and open to colleagues and guests. There is no charge to attend this seminar.

Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour.




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