Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anna Noucas, Senior Associate, Distributed Generation M&A
will speak at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 23

Cracking the Code on Small Scale Commercial Financing
Small scale commercial solar represents half of the technical potential of rooftop solar. It also represents opportunities for distributed generation and solar for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and organizations from schools to shopping centers. However, small scale commercial continues as a vastly underserved market, representing a quarter of all non-residential solar capacity installed. What new approaches are companies taking to tackle challenges in securing finance, customer acquisition and policy instability? Learn from experiences in tapping unconventional sources of capital, managing the costs of customer acquisition and addressing local regulation, like Minnesota’s proposed capacity credit.


Jill Brandt, Director, Go-To-Market Strategy
will speak Tuesday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Engaging Corporate Solar Adopters
For corporations seeking to manage large industrial loads or meet corporate social responsibility targets, solar is becoming an increasingly attractive investment. Corporations are taking a “portfolio” approach by investing in onsite generation on their facility rooftops and offsite commercial purchases. Offsite commercial solar projects are a growing solution in the solar industry for companies that may be limited by unsuitable site locations or size. Panelists will share experiences in and strategies for appealing to commercial adopters and address what the industry can learn from the popularity of corporate renewable energy procurement.