CESA Webinar: Innovations in Renewable Energy Finance

August 20, 2013 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) hosted this webinar to address new models in RE/EE finance.

Attorney Stephen Pearlman, of Inglesino, Pearlman, Syciskala & Taylor, LLC, presented the Morris Model – a new, innovative financing structure that allows municipalities to partner with private solar companies to incorporate renewable energy into their portfolio. This public-private partnership involves a complex financing structure that will be explained in the webinar.

In addition, Nihar Shah, Legal Associate for United Wind, a new company offering small and medium wind turbine leases, discussed the lease structure and its advantages and drawbacks.

Both presenters addressed the potential for replicability in other sectors and with other technologies, and synergies with other finance tools.

The webinar was moderated by Rob Sanders, Senior Finance Advisor to Clean Energy Group. Presentations were followed by an audience Q&A.