Step-by-step process on getting community solar deals done and finding the right financing

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As community solar is a relatively new concept, it is critical to understand what makes a successful community solar project and how to obtain smart financing for long-term success. According to our webinar partner Standard Solar, the foundation for good community solar projects are good partnerships. Join our webinar and learn step-by-step how great projects happen.

This webinar will feature three industry experts discussing community solar and why it ‘takes a village’ to execute successful projects. From the initial vision to project siting to financing to subscribers, learn how great projects happen

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Scott Wiater, President and CEO, Standard Solar
Mark Richardson, President and CEO, U.S. Light Energy
Richard Keiser, CEO, Common Energy

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Christian Roselund, US Editor, pv magazine Group

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US Light Energy Presentation - Mark Richardson
Common Energy Presentation - Richard Keiser

Learn how Community Solar deals are developed, structured, and financed, from initial vision to completion.

Community solar is the fastest-growing segment of the US solar market today, allowing members of a community the opportunity to share the benefits of solar power without installing solar panels on their property. The increase of community projects is largely due to a growing number of states introducing community solar-specific policies and Virtual Net Metering – VNM, making community solar an attractive, financially viable, clean power source.

As community solar is a relatively new concept, it is critical to understand what makes a successful community solar project and how to obtain smart financing for long-term success. According to our webinar partner Standard Solar, the foundation for good community solar projects are good partnerships. Join our webinar and learn step-by-step how great projects happen.

This webinar will feature three industry experts discussing community solar and why it ‘takes a village’ to execute successful projects. From the initial vision to project siting to financing to subscribers, learn how great projects happen.

Standard Solar’s President and CEO, Scott Wiater, has negotiated partnerships from beginning to end and will discuss how partnerships come together and why they are critical to successful community solar projects. He will also share financing strategies and how that can make or break a community solar project. Joining Wiater will be Mark Richardson of U.S. Light Energy, who will discuss the process of site selection from beginning to end and present the criteria that make a site ideal for community solar projects. Sharing insights for engaging subscribers from consumer compliance to closing corporate partnerships, Richard Keiser, the CEO of Common Energy, also joins the webinar. Common Energy has two goals: to ensure project developers realize their investment returns and to increase the accessibility of clean energy.

Join our speakers, along with our moderator Christian Roselund, US Editor, and learn the community solar project process, from the initial vision to project siting to financing to subscribers.

Webinar Content:

  • How partnerships come together and why they are critical to successful community solar projects
  • Financing strategies for community solar projects
  • Next step in the process: finding the proper site for a community solar project
  • Site selection criteria and process from beginning to end
  • Engaging subscribers: from consumer compliance to closing corporate partnerships

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Speakers

Scott Wiater, President and CEO, Standard Solar

As president and CEO of Standard Solar Inc., Scott Wiater has an extensive track record of executive excellence. Wiater has led Standard Solar’s transition from a residential solar installer to one of the leading commercial installers in the industry—all the while streamlining the company’s business practices to ensure its stability during the solar industry’s early growing pains.

Mark Richardson, President and CEO, U.S. Light Energy

Mark Richardson is the President and CEO of U.S. Light Energy and is a solar veteran with more than a decade of industry experience. After taking the reins in 2017, he has resurrected the New York based company by shifting the focus to Community Solar project development, where they are now one of the leading developers in New York’s expanding community solar market.

Richard Keiser, CEO, Common Energy

Richard Keiser is the founder and CEO of Common Energy, a cloud-based platform that enables community solar developers to acquire and manage CDG projects. Prior to founding Common Energy, Mr. Keiser led the Technology Strategy Group for Sanford C. Bernstein in New York. Mr. Keiser’s research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, and energy publications around the world. He is a graduate of MIT.

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