24 Jun '13, 9pm

From Debt Equity to Tax Equity: How To Entice New U.S. Solar Investors

So, the title of the panel is "enticing new investors" and some of the challenges that we run into in bringing in new investors is that these are not simple deals and that tax rules are not simple. One of the key pieces with bringing in new tax-equity investors is understanding the tax rules and then allocating the tax risk associated with the transaction. Obviously the investor would love it if we could just say, "Ok, there's no tax risk associated with this deal." We do the best we can to cover all those risks and mitigate those risks but the business guys sometimes have a different idea. Obviously they want to get rid of every risk possible whether it's commercial, tax or otherwise but in the tax world to have a risk-free transaction is to have a bad tax fact. And so what we try and do is figure out the risks that stay with the tax-equity investor because those are impo...

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