The Primary Business Hub for Distributed Solar Development, Finance and Investment Opportunities
Developers • Investors • Commercial Banks • EPCs
Equipment Suppliers • Utilities
Get the Latest Details On:
- The State of the Distributed Solar Industry and the Road Ahead
- ITC Step Down - What will be the impact on tax equity investors and developers in 2016 and beyond?
- Debt Market Outlook 2016
- Residential and Commercial PACE for Distributed Solar
- Driving Growth in Distributed Solar for Commercial and Industrial Markets
- Yieldcos—and their impact on the industry?
- The Future of Solar + Storage Business Models
- International Perspectives: Hot Emerging Markets from Around the Globe
The distributed solar sector has continued to gather steam thanks to innovative
financial structures, new partnership alliances, sales channels, and evolving business
models. Assisted by the popularity of financing like loan-to-own in 2014, 32% of all
new electric generating capacity in the U.S. came from solar. Forecasts have put solar
installations up 31 percent over 2014 in 2015, with the majority of growth coming from
distributed solar. On the financial front: PACE financing, securitizations, and yieldcos
(especially) rose to prominence helping distributed solar developers access lower cost
financing, while continuing to facilitate the sector’s above noted growth. Still, industry
players face significant difficulties as tax equity remains challenging to attain the
impending ITC step down threatening project pipeline growth. How will the industry
maintain its access to low cost financing to continue its sustained growth after the ITC
Infocast’s Distributed Solar Summit 2015 brings together solar project developers, integrators, investors, lenders, panel suppliers, utilities, regulators, contractors, installers and other industry players to explore the impacts of the latest financial innovations, which sales channel strategies and business models will lead to success, and ultimately how to help move the distributed solar sector forward nationwide. The Summit has developed into a major networking event for the entire distributed solar community—where people connect, build relationships and get valuable new insights into the distributed solar markets and strategies for financing distributed solar projects.