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Solar Project Finance: Turning Sunlight Into Green

Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm EST  
Host: Definitive Solar Institute
By: Ken Kramer, Managing Director and co-Founder, Rushton Atlantic, LLC

How do you pay for large-scale solar power plants when you need millions to start building, but receive payout over decades? Serious solar energy finance professionals will want to hear structured asset finance and valuation expert Ken Kramer present and answer questions about renewable energy project financing concepts applicable to utility scale solar projects, with a focus on US projects utilizing tax-oriented financing structures.

Ken will describe the mechanics and market participants involved in non-recourse project financing. He will also review currently available US Federal tax benefits for renewable energy projects and tax-efficient transaction structures that have evolved to utilize those benefits. Valuation issues associated with these structures will also be covered.

Students at Cornell and Columbia have recently had the opportunity to hear Ken lecture on this topic. This FREE webinar is your chance to do the same, plus attend the LIVE webinar to find out how to employ these concepts in your 2013 business strategy when Ken answers your questions during a LIVE Q & A segment following his presentation.


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Ken Kramer
Ken Kramer

Managing Director and co-Founder, Rushton Atlantic, LLC

Ken Kramer has 30 years’ experience in structured asset finance, in valuation consulting, banking and corporate treasury.  He is a co-founder and Managing Director of Rushton Atlantic, LLC, a boutique valuation advisory firm specializing in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and transportation sectors.  The firm provides specialized valuation services supporting structured and project financings, acquisition due diligence, insurance placement, financial reporting and tax compliance.  Prior to Rushton Atlantic, Ken was Managing Director at American Appraisal Associates, Inc. as the co-founder and co-head of its Structured Finance Group, the leading valuation practice serving the cross-border leasing industry.

Before entering the valuation industry, Ken launched and managed leasing businesses, as both principal investor and financial advisor, at Credit Lyonnais and The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd.  He also held positions in corporate finance in Capstar Partners, Bank of America, and Trans World Airlines, and served as a mechanical design engineer at Gibbs & Cox. 

Ken holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  He has made numerous speeches and guest lectures in the United States and Europe on renewable energy, due diligence in structured finance and mergers and acquisitions, and has written articles for a variety of financial industry publications.


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