Solar Finance and Asset Symposium IV 2014 Presentations Now Available


July 31, 2014. The Solar Finance and Asset Symposium IV was held at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, California at the InterContinental Hotel. Here are the presentations materials and audio tracks from selected sections of the Solar Finance and Asset Symposium IV.

A comprehensive set of notes for the program is available here.


Welcome –Tim Keating & Tom Tansy SunSpec Alliance

Keynote: Solar Finance Past, Present, and Future –Michael Eckhart

(Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citigroup Capital Markets, Inc)

US Solar Market Outlook: The State and Future of US Solar –Shayle Kann

(VP Research, GTM Research)

Audio of Shayle Kann’s talk:


Keynote: State of Solar Securitization –Stephen Viscovich (Managing Director Securitized Products, Credit Suisse Securities LLC)

Panel: Residential Solar Finance Roundtable and Business Model Trends – Ram Akella (Managing Director –Centrosolar America, Inc.), David Field (CEO- OneRoof Energy), Ken Schwarz (CFO – Sungevity)

Audio from Ram Akella’s panel:

Panel: Commercial and Industrial Solar Finance Developers and Investors Roundtable – Tim Buchner (COO –Mercatus, Inc), Todd Michaels (VP Product Innovation –SunEdison), Kate Sherwood (Commercial Partner Sales Director –Solar City Corporation), Pablo Otin (US Country Manager –Gestamp Solar), Erik Stuebe (President –Ecoplexus, Inc)

Audio from Tim Buchner’s panel:


Keynote – The Solar Energy Technologies Office: Getting to Ubiquitous Solar –Minh Le (Director -Solar Energy Technologies Office)

Keynote: Advanced Financing to Achieve SunShot: NREL Annual Operating Plan –Michael Mendelsohn (SAPC Director and Senior Analyst, NREL)

Audio form Mike Mendelsohn’s talk:

Panel: Emerging Standards Impacting Solar Financing Over the Asset Lifecycle – Tim Keating, Development Director, SunSpec Alliance Michael Mittleman, President, MJM Energy Consulting Kent Williams, COO, LeaseDimensions Michael Mendelsohn, Sr. Financial Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Keynote: California Grid Outlook, a Cal ISO Perspective –Clyde Loutan (Renewable Energy Integration Senior Advisor, California Independent System Operator)

Audio from Clyde Loutan’s talk:

Industry Panel: THE ROAD AHEAD Business Model – Implications of New Technology, Market and Policy Signals: Netmetering, Curtailment, California Rule 21 and Storage

Audio from Tom Tansy’s panel:

Tom Tansy (Chairman, SunSpec Alliance) Craig Lewis (Chairman, Clean Coalition) Girish Ghatikar (Deputy Lead Grid Integration, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Dave Chiesa (Business Development Director, S&C Electric Company) Zvi Alon (Chairman and CEO, Tigo Energy)