Sol Systems CFO, George Ashton, is a finalist for Platts Global Energy’s Rising Star Award. The Global Energy Awards were created 15 years ago to recognize those who have transcended the status quo in the name of excellence in leadership, innovation, and performance in the energy industry. Finalists were chosen from a list of over 200 nominations, and the winners will be announced on December 12 in New York.
Mr. Ashton was recognized for his contributions to Sol Systems’ growing solar project financing business for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects. As co-founder and Vice President, George has been a critical contributor to the vision and conceptual development of the firm’s SREC and project financing businesses. Mr. Ashton manages Sol Systems’ SREC portfolio of nearly 4,000 solar assets and leads the firm’s investor advisory group, which provides investors with opportunities to deploy capital in the renewable energy asset class, including take-out financing and tax equity investments for solar projects. To date, Sol Systems has financed 60 MW of solar assets. Mr. Ashton also won Washington Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award in July 2013.
About Sol Systems
Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated renewable energy project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has facilitated financing for thousands of projects and hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals. For more information, please visit www.solsystemscompany.com.