San Francisco—[October 15, 2013]—Clean Power Finance® (CPF), the leading provider of financial services and software for the distributed solar industry, will be exhibiting and speaking on several panels at next week’s Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Chicago. The largest solar educational conference and product exhibition in the U.S. is held this year at McCormick Place and runs from Oct. 21-24.
On Monday, Oct. 21, before SPI officially begins, the SunShot Initiative is hosting a workshop on “Shared and Community Solar: Getting to Scale.” CPF Senior Vice President Micah Myers will participate in the workshop as part of a panel called “Tax, Financing and Securities Considerations for Shared and Community Solar.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, CPF Chief Executive Officer Nat Kreamer will participate in one of the conference’s General Sessions, “Exploring Opportunities in Solar.” The session will take place in Grand Ballroom S100, starting at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. This unique panel asks industry leaders to switch places with each other and participate in dialogue from the perspective of an executive in a different sector.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, Micah Myers will speak on a panel titled “The Future of Net Metering and Rate Design,” which will take place in Room 404 starting at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. This timely session asks “What’s next?” for net metering and examines its potential evolution to serve a variety of stakeholders.
Also on Thursday, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives James Tong will lead a session with Vote Solar and the Rocky Mountain Institute on “Industry Collaborations to Reduce Soft Costs Including Permitting, Customer Acquisition, and Labor.” The panel starts at 9:00 a.m. Central Time in Room 403. Speakers will explain different industry-wide efforts aimed at lowering soft costs and inform attendees about useful tools and resources.
The company will also promote SolarPermit.org, which hosts the free, community-based National Solar Permitting Database (NSPD) that compiles solar permitting requirements from around the nation into a single, intuitive online database. Solar professionals will be able to view NSPD demonstrations and sign up to participate at CPF Booth #1000. CPF will also present an educational poster, “SolarPermit.org: Simplifying Solar Permitting, Together” on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Central Time in the Educational Posters Booth #4806. The poster will share key findings of CPF’s 2012 study of 273 residential solar installers, the largest known survey of installers to date.
Solar Power International is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy. Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), SPI ‘13 is designed to serve and advance the solar power industry and draws industry professionals representing more than 100 countries.
About Clean Power Finance
San Francisco-based Clean Power Finance® (CPF) provides financial services and software to the distributed solar industry. CPF connects solar professionals with institutional solar finance investors through the CPF Market®, the online business-to-business marketplace for distributed solar financing. CPF also provides the solar industry with CPF Tools®, the leading solar sales SaaS application. Investors and lenders use CPF to invest in distributed solar projects that provide reliable rates of return with managed risk. Solar professionals use CPF to access a variety of unbranded, third-party owned finance products and easy-to-use solar sales quoting and design tools. Manufacturers and distributors use CPF to build channel loyalty and sell more equipment. Founded in 2006, CPF now manages half a billion dollars of project financing on behalf of third-party solar investors. To learn more about Clean Power Finance, please visit http://www.cleanpowerfinance.com.