ORLANDO, Fla.--(Creative and Cutting Edge Financing.”)--Kent James, Chief Strategy Officer at Martifer Solar USA, will speak at the 2012 Solar Power International trade show in Orlando, Florida. Mr. James is one of four panelists presenting the concurrent session “
“I am honored to join a panel of such respected solar leaders. In the spirit of Solar Power International, I look forward to an informative and lively discussion on how innovative financing structures can be used to move the solar industry forward.”
The session will take place at the Orange County Convention Center (Room 311A) on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Any Solar Power International attendee holding a Full Conference pass may attend. The session will provide solar industry veterans and newcomers alike with insight into available financing tools to support a range of solar project types. Panelists will discuss ITC finance, securitization, New Market Tax Credit, Bonding, Vendor/EPC Financing, and PACE. Mr. James will share best practices on maximizing solar incentives to meet the tax appetites and financing needs of small utilities, federal and local government, nonprofit organizations, schools, and real estate interests.
Mr. James’ content will draw upon his solar experience to lend a seasoned perspective to the discussion. Active in the solar industry since 1997, he joined Martifer Solar USA in 2009 and was named the company’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2011. There Mr. James has developed a multimillion-dollar project portfolio comprised of both cash and third party deals. He is noted for his ability to create innovative financing models customized to the needs of a diverse client base despite tight credit markets and economic constraints.
“Financing is the single greatest barrier to getting a project off the ground,” stated Mr. James. “Rebate rates and laws won’t typically change from project to project, but financing always does. In this session we will examine the various options available in today’s economic climate.”
Mr. James continued: “I am honored to join a panel of such respected solar leaders. In the spirit of Solar Power International, I look forward to an informative and lively discussion on how innovative financing structures can be used to move the solar industry forward.”
About Martifer Solar USA, Inc. – Martifer Solar USA, Inc. (www.MartiferSolarUSA.com.) specializes in the design, engineering and installation of solar photovoltaic systems. The company has been providing turnkey solar integration services in the United States market since 2001. Please visit Martifer Solar USA at Solar Power International Booth #2815.
Martifer Solar USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Martifer Solar S.A., a multinational solar manufacturer and installation company with over 220 MW of solar assets installed worldwide. Martifer Solar S.A. operates in more than 20 countries and reported revenues of $400 million in 2011.