MIT Energy Finance Forum 2012

This past Friday, November 16, President and CEO of Sol Systems, Yuri Horwitz participated in the Financing Solar Energy panel at the Fourth Annual MIT Energy Finance Forum. Other panelists included, Tim Dee (Managing Director, Bank of America), Nikhil Garg (Vice President, Coral Capital), Ken Standlin (President, Kenergy Solar), and moderator Mark Kaplin (Partner – Regulatory and Government Affairs, WilmerHale). As the principal energy conference of the MIT Sloan School of Management, this annual event brings together key renewable energy executives to discuss the paramount issues the industry faces. This year’s theme was, New Realities, New Opportunities: the recent evolution of the energy and power sector, with a specific focus on the impact that natural gas prices have had on the energy landscape.

The Financing Solar Energy panel focused on the evolution of the energy industry with respect to decreased costs in manufacturing and increases in technological efficiency. Most importantly, the panelists discussed the implications of these developments on acquiring solar financing for new technology. Conversations such as these continue to be extremely valuable as solar project financing mechanisms increase in variety and complexity. For more information about how Sol Systems can help you navigate the solar project finance landscape, please visit

About Sol Systems

Sol Systems is a solar finance firm and a leader in financial innovation in the renewable energy industry. Since its inception in 2008, Sol Systems has partnered with 350 solar installers and developers to bring over 3,000 solar projects from conception to completion by offering innovative financing solutions for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects.

Sol Systems’ financing programs catalyze investments for a broad set of solar projects by simplifying their origination, diligence, and financing processes. Developers seeking financing for solar projects can access over $2.5 billion in capital through the Sol Systems investor network.

In addition to providing financing, Sol Systems also offers project due diligence, deal structuring, and asset management services – all designed to reduce overhead and transaction costs and quicken project development timelines.

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