Chris Diaz – Speaking Engagements

Select Speaking Engagements

 

2017

  • Renewable Energy as a Fixed Income Strategy”
    – Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (MAPERS) 2017 Spring Conference; Traverse City, MI (May 2017)
  • Community Solar: Trends and Tools in the Corporate Procurement Race”
    – SEIA’s Solar Goes Corporate 2017; New York, NY (May 2017)
  • “Financing Community Solar”
    – 5th Annual Green Investing Conference 2017; New York, NY   (April 2017)
  • “Solar Workshop: Solar Finance & Investment Guide for Emerging Developers and Investors”
    – Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2017; San Diego, CA (March 2017)
  • “Federal Agency Opportunities & Updates”
    Distributed Wind 2017; A Capitol Hill Event for Small and Community Wind; Washington, DC (February 2017)
  • “Expanding C&I Markets thru Financial Innovation”
    – Solar Power Northeast 2017; Boston, MA  (February 2017)

 

2016

  • “Ask the Experts: Solar Finance”
    – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar; Washington, DC (December 2016)
  • “Banking on Distributed Solar: The Financing Market”
    – Infocast Distributed Solar Summit 2016; Los Angeles, CA (November 2016)
  • “Debt and Economic Equity Trends”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference 2016; Washington, DC (October 2016)
  • “Unlocking Commercial Solar Project Finance”
    – U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016; San Diego, CA (October 2016)
  • “Raising the Dough: Financing Successful Large Solar Projects in the Southeast”
    – Georgia Solar Summit 2016; Atlanta, GA (October 2016)
  • “Tax Equity and Debt Markets”
    – Solar Power International (SPI) 2016; Las Vegas, NV (September 2016)
  • “Impact Investing 2.0: Investing with Value and Purpose”
    – Opal’s Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum 2016; Newport, RI (July 2016)
  • “Ask the Experts: Solar Finance”
    – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar; New York, NY (February 2016)

 

2015

  • “Making Projects a Reality: Project Finance and Development Opportunities”
    – Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) All States Summit; Sacramento, CA (October 2015)
  • “Debt Financing Non-Residential Solar Projects”
    – Solar Power International (SPI) 2015; Anaheim, CA (September 2015)
  • “Financing Distributed Wind: What’s Required?”
    – Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) Webinar (August 2015)
  • “Debt Market Update”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference 2015; Las Vegas, NV (April 2015)
  • “Solar Workshop: Financing Small to Mid-Scale Solar Projects 2015”
    – Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2014; San Diego, CA (March 2015)
  • “C&I Solar Finance in 2015: Trends & Developments”
    – PV America 2015; Boston, MA (March 2015)
  • “Debt Financing of Solar Projects”
    – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar; New York, NY (February 2015)

 

2014

  • “Cracking the Code on Small Commercial Solar”
    – U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014; San Diego, CA (December 2014)
  • “Outlook for 2015 and the Impact of the ITC”
    – Infocast Distributed Solar West Summit 2014; Del Mar, CA (November 2014)
  • “Innovative Marketing, Financing, and Education Programs for Distributed Renewable Generation”
    – Texas Renewables Conference 2014; Dallas, TX (November 2014)
  • “Non-Tax Equity Sources of Financing”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference 2014; Washington, DC (November 2014)
  • “Finance Basics: Ask the Experts”
    – Solar Power International (SPI) 2014; Las Vegas, NV (October 2014)
  • “Financing Middle-Market Renewable Energy”
    – REFF West 2014; San Francisco, CA (September 2014)
  • “Bank and Private Equity Update”
    – Next Generation Solar Finance Conference; New York, NY (September 2014)
  • “Finance Panel: Solar Energy”
    – 6th Annual Southern Solar Summit 2014; Atlanta, GA (September 2014)
  • “Navigating the Debt Markets”
    – REFF Wall Street 2014; New York, NY (June 2014)
  • “Structuring Financeable Solar Projects in a Maturing Industry”
    – PV America 2014; Boston, MA (June 2014)
  • Tax Equity – Today and Beyond 2016”
    – Infocast Distributed Solar East Summit 2014; Arlington, VA (May 2014)
  • “Community Wind – Policy and Business Model Interaction – Past, Present, & Future”
    – AWEA Windpower 2014; Las Vegas, NV (May 2014)
  • “Beyond Tax Equity – Renewable Energy Financing Update”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference 2014; San Francisco, CA (April 2014)
  • “Debt Financing of Solar Projects”
    – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar; San Francisco, CA (April 2014)
  • “Do Investor Yield Vehicles Provide an Alternative Source of Equity Capital?”
    – Solar Power Generation USA 2014; San Diego, CA (February 2014)
  • “Solar Workshop: Financing Small-Scale Solar Projects”
    – Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2014; San Diego, CA (February 2014)

 

2013

  • “Outlook for Debt in Distributed Solar Deals”
    – Infocast Distributed Solar West Summit 2013; Del Mar, CA (November 2013)
  • “Overview of the Solar Financing Market”
    – Barnes & Thornburg: Investing in Georgia Solar Projects; Atlanta, GA (November 2013)
  • “Construction & Permanent Debt Financing for Solar Transactions (700 kW to 10 MW)”
    – Solar Power International (SPI) 2013; Chicago, IL (October 2013)
  • “Financing Smaller Deals”
    – REFF West 2013; San Francisco, CA (September 2013)
  • “Debt Financing of Solar Projects”
    – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar; New York, NY (July 2013)
  • “Financing: Outlook and Opportunities”
    – Small and Community Wind Conference 2013; Rochester, NY (June 2013)
  • “Outlook for Bank Debt in Distributed Solar Deals”
    – Infocast Distributed Solar East Summit 2013; Washington, DC (June 2013)
  • “Powering Success with Community Wind Systems”
    – AWEA Windpower 2013; Chicago, IL (May 2013)
  • “Development and Financing Issues”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference 2013; San Francisco, CA (April 2013)
  • “Project Attributes Needed to Make Solar Projects Financeable”
    – Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2013; San Diego, CA (March 2013)
  • “Debt Financing of Solar Projects”
    – SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar; New York, NY (February 2013)
  • “Fast Track Financing for One Mega Watt Solar Transactions”
    – PV America 2013; Philadelphia, PA (February 2013)
  • “Bankable Community Wind Projects”
    – Distributed Wind 2013: A Capitol Hill Event for Small and Community Wind; Washington, DC (February 2013)

 

2012

  • “Financing Trends for Energy Projects”
    – Power Gen International Finance Forum; Orlando, FL (December 2012)
  • “Outlook for Bank Debt in Distributed Solar”
    – Distributed Solar Summit 2012; San Diego, CA (November 2012)
  • “Financing Smaller Deals”
    – REFF West 2012; San Francisco, CA (September 2012)
  • “Florida Solar Project Finance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in the Sunshine State”
    – Solar Power International (SPI) 2012; Orlando, FL (September 2012)
  • “Debt Financing in the Solar Energy Industry”
    – SEIA Finance and Tax Seminar; New York, NY (July 2012)
  • “Community Wind: A Diversified and Promising Sector”
    – AWEA Windpower 2012; Atlanta, GA (June 2012)
  • “Debt Financing and Selected Insurance Coverages for Renewable Energy Projects”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference; San Francisco, CA (May 2012)
  • “Community Wind: Financing Options & Capital Markets”
    – Windpower Engineering and Development Webinar (April 2012)
  • “Financing Solar Projects”
    – Solar Power Projects: A Focus on the Southeast; Atlanta, GA (April 2012)
  • “Learning a Second (Tax Credit) Language”
    – IPED’s The New Frontier in Financing Tax Credit Projects Conference 2012; Las Vegas, NV (March 2012)
  • “Financing Strategies Beyond Subsidies”
    – AWEA/DWEA Distributed Wind 2012: A Capitol Hill Event for Small and Community Wind; Washington, DC (March 2012)
  • “Financing for Distributed Generation Projects”
    – PV America 2012; San Jose, CA (March 2012)
  • “Growing and Financing the Commercial Distributed Solar Market”
    – Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2012; San Diego, CA   (March 2012)
  • “Power Purchase Agreements and Beyond: What the Experts Say about Financing Renewable Energy Projects”
    – Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo; Long Beach, CA (February 2012)
  • “Capital Providers’ Appetite for Investing in Distributed Wind”
    – Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2012; San Diego, CA   (February 2012)
  • “What is the Availability and What are the Recent Trends for Debt Financing of Solar Projects?”
    – SEIA Finance Seminar; New York, NY (January 2012)

 

2011

  • “Meeting the 5% Safe Harbor Test for the 1603 Grant Program”
    – Infocast Webinar (December 2011)
  • “Investments in Firms and Projects”
    – MDV-SEIA Solar Energy Finance 2011; Washington, DC (November 2011)
  • “Renewable Energy Transactions: Debt Financing Strategies”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference; Washington, DC (November 2011)
  • “Debt Project Finance”
    – Solar Finance and Investment Conference; New York, NY (November 2011)
  • “Underwriting Renewable Energy Transactions”
    – Infocast Webinar (November 2011)
  • “Financing Commercial Systems”
    – Solar Power International (SPI) 2011; Dallas, TX (October 2011)
  • “Financing Smaller Deals”
    – REFF WEST 2011; San Francisco, CA (September 2011)
  • “Small Projects / Innovative Financing”
    – ACORE RETECH 2011; Washington, DC (September 2011)
  • “Innovative Finance: Models that Work”
    – AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference; Des Moines, IA (September 2011)
  • “Perspectives on Financing Renewable Projects”
    – American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY); Aspen, CO (August 2011)
  • “Debt Financing for Commercial and Utility-Scale Projects”
    – SEIA Finance Seminar; New York, NY (July 2011)
  • “Small to Medium Sized Renewable Energy Transaction Finance”
    – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee – US Secretary of Commerce; New York, NY (May 2011)
  • “Construction Financing for Medium Sized Solar Transactions”
    – PV America Conference; Philadelphia, PA (April 2011)
  • “Opportunities for Accessing the Capital Markets for Project Debt”
    – Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2011; San Diego, CA (March 2011)
  • “The Bankability of PV Technology”
    – 2011 PV World Conference & Expo; Tampa, FL (March 2011)
  • “Renewable Energy Project Financing 101”
    – 2011 Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America; Tampa, FL  (March 2011)
  • “Financing and Policy for Community Wind”
    – Windustry Community Wind Across America Conference; State College, PA (February 2011)
  • “Wind Power Finance for Investors”
    – Opal Financial Group: Energy Investment Forum; Austin, TX (January 2011)
  • “Wind Energy Debt Financing”
    – EUCI Wind Energy in the US: Optimizing Financing Options; Las Vegas, NV (January 2011)

 

2010

  • “Debt Financing for Commercial and Utility-Scale Solar Projects”
    – SEIA Finance Summit: New York, NY (November 2010)
  • “Financing and Policy for Community Wind”
    – Windustry Community Wind Across America Conference; Denver, CO (October 2010)
  • “Overview of Financing Sources”
    – IPED Renewable Energy 101 Conference; Alexandria, VA (September 2010)
  • State of Renewable Energy Finance”
    – Reznick Group’s Real Estate and Renewable Energy Markets Forum; Atlanta, GA (August 2010)
  • “Focus on Debt”
    – IPED Financing Solar Energy Conference; Palo Alto, CA (June 2010)
  • “Renewable Energy Finance”
    – Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference; San Francisco, CA (April 2010)

 

2009

  • “Renewable Energy Finance”
    – Reznick Group’s Renewable Energy Conference, Atlanta, GA (August 2009)