The Solar Foundation’s Wednesday Webinar Series provides outreach to a broad audience, including policy makers, solar stakeholders and the public, on current barriers to widespread solar adoption and innovative remedies to these barriers.
Each week, the series covers a different topic from across the solar value stream, including finance, workforce training, current policies, utility interaction and tariffs, permitting, technology innovation and aesthetics, purchase process streamlining, insurance issues and more.
Webinars, held every Wednesday from: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT, are free, but you must register to attend. Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
Week 1 seminar: Accelerating Project Finance – Why? Who? How? Doug Payne, Executive Director, SolarTech
The financial crisis has increased the need for financing mechanisms with lower transaction costs and perceived project risk and more consistent, predictable processes, in order to increase the flow of capital to solar projects. Attendees will hear about recent federal, state, and local developments to streamline processes, increase consistency & predictability, and improve project bankability. PPAs, EPCs, O&M agreements, will be examined with a particular focus on identifying and reducing the soft costs and transactional steps to avoid delays, improve profitability, and increase project efficiency from initial sales engagement through deployment.