. . . Welcome to our Free Webinar
Due to multiple technical problems,
we are repeating the popular September webinar
on October 9th with some additional content
A UNIQUE MUNICIPAL SOLAR FINANCING MODEL
plus analysis of other solar financing pros and cons
us live online Thursday, October 9th at 9 AM PT - 10 AM
MT - 11 AM CT - 12 Noon ET
To hear Dr. Anthony E. Smith, CEO Secure
ability to finance solar projects varies from state to state.
During this presentation, you will explore a variety of solar
financing options as well as learn why purchasing or leasing
solar arrays represent the least favorable approaches for
municipalities. In addition, Dr. Smith will explain in detail
the pros and cons as well as the costs and benefits of four
different solar financing models. This includes background
on a very popular performance contract - the PPA - which is
possible in 20 states, but disallowed or discouraged in 30
the presentation will discuss a revolutionary new form of
a financial service agreement that has been tested on a pilot
basis in Virginia with a number of projects - the Customer
Self Generation Agreement (CSGA). This agreement circumvents
many of the financing obstacles encountered in several states.
will draw from Secure Futures' experience in offering financial
services models for tax-exempt institutions - such as municipalities
- providing customers with on-site solar generation without
upfront capital costs, operations and maintenance expenses,
all while providing long-term price stability and significant
reduction in electricity, fuel and peak demand charges.
A NEW SOLAR FINANCING MODEL - the Customer Self Generation
PLUS a detailed
analysis of the pros and cons of . . .
Purchase Agreement (PPA)
presenter . . .
brings over 30 years experience in energy efficiency, solar
energy, and community economic development in Vermont, Pennsylvania
and Virginia. He served as founding first chairman of the
Philadelphia Solar Energy Association; founding Executive
Director of the Community Energy Development Corporation in
Philadelphia; business consultant in creating the Vermont
Energy Investment Corporation (which later formed the first
energy efficiency utility in the country); Commodity Trading
Advisor in energy futures; National Program Leader for USDA
in Community-Based Entrepreneurial Development; and founding
Executive Director of the Staunton Creative Community Fund,
Inc. He serves as a board member of the Virginia Alternative
& Renewable Energy Association (VA-AREA), and serves on
the Virginia Committee of the Maryland, DC and Virginia Solar
Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA). He earned his Masters
in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a
PhD from the Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania.
is NO CHARGE to attend.
you have any questions or problems please call me.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Sierra Dall CEO
Municipal Sustainability Forum