Sol Systems’ George Ashton Named CFO of the Year

19 Jul 2013

Sol Systems is proud to announce that CFO George Ashton has been named as Washington Business Journal’s Financial Services CFO of the year. The award honors the financial professionals in Greater Washington for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

Photo credit: Joanne S. Lawton, Washington Business Journal

George Ashton won the Financial Services CFO of the Year award by the Washington Business Journal.

Mr. Ashton, co-founder and Vice President of Sol Systems, has been a critical contributor to the vision and conceptual development of the firm’s renewable energy credit and solar project finance businesses. His current responsibilities include on-going ideation and process implementation with the goal of ensuring that Sol Systems is a transformative financial intermediary in the renewable energy finance space. In addition, George manages the Sol Systems’ SREC portfolio for 3700 solar assets and leads the 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 54 MW of solar assets.

Mr. Ashton is recognized as an expert in the solar financing space, and Sol Systems’ project financing successes have led to several speaking engagements for George on financing panels at regional and national conferences on the topics of solar investment, standardization, project finance, and securitization.

Thanks in part to his status as a “solar innovator,” Mr. Ashton was appointed to the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) Board of Directors in January 2011. He was later appointed Treasurer of the MCEC by Maryland Governor O’Malley. He has also been on the board of the Washington Jesuit Academy, and has held committee positions at the Community Ministries of Rockville.

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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 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 arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.

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