2012 Sponsors



Clean Power Finance
We connect providers of capital who are committed to investing in residential solar with qualified solar marketers, installers and distributors, who need residential solar finance products to differentiate and grow their businesses. Our investor partners, including Google and Morgan Stanley, earn favorable returns on stable investments, for which Clean Power Finance provides risk and asset management services. Our solar professional partners, such as Galkos' GCI Energy, California Solar Systems, gain access to solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) that they can brand and sell to homeowners who want the benefits of solar without the cost and hassle of owning and maintaining a system.


SNR Denton

SNR Denton has the third largest energy law practice globally and "one of the strongest," as reviewed by the leading legal services publication Law 360. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of renewable energy policy and finance for more than a decade, playing key roles in the development of federal and state renewable energy rules in the US, as well as managing renewable energy finance transactions of all types domestically and crossborder. SNR Denton offers diversified experience representing lenders, equity investors, developers, sponsors and operators of wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, geothermal and conventional energy projects.



akin-gump-logo-200 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a recognized world leader in the development and financing of energy projects. Akin Gump's global project finance team is comprised of attorneys across the globe and is ideally suited to address all needs associated with a renewable energy project – from project development issues involving construction, environmental, regulatory and tax considerations to the most difficult financing issues. Our team has significant experience counseling clients in the development and finance of some of the world's largest and most complex projects involving traditional energy projects and renewable projects, including wind, solar, hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and geothermal projects.

Marathon Capital, LLC Marathon Capital, LLC
Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory firm focused on delivering financial products and services to the global energy and infrastructure markets. They specialize in the sale and financing of companies, projects and assets in these markets.

Stoel Rives
Stoel Rives LLP is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. Rated one of the top 15 U.S. law firms for renewable energy in 2009-2011 by Chambers and Partners, Stoel Rives provides a broad array of legal services to developers, investors, utilities and project owners in the renewable energy sector.

Trina Solar
Trina Solar officially became active in the US utility market in 2010 supplying 45 MW to SCE's UOG program.  Capitalizing on a stable module supply, strong financials and worldwide relationships with the finest engineers, contractors and BOS providers, Trina Solar can provide a highly optimized PV power plant as a turnkey solution to the utility sector through Trina Solar's Project Development Division.  Doing so allows us to deliver the best value to customers and investors.



Citigroup is a global leader in renewable energy finance, serving the market with corporate banking, investment banking, global transaction services, trade finance, export finance, capital markets origination, commodities, hedging, and other financial services.  Citi, operating in over 100 countries and doing business in 160 countries, is the most geographically-diversified bank in the world.  Citi has renewable energy specialists in New York, San Francisco, London, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and Beijing.  Citi is an active member of ACORE's US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF), and is proud to be a sponsor of REFF-Wall Street and REFF-West.

nephila--logo-145 Nephila
Nephila Capital Ltd was founded in 1998 and is one of the oldest and largest investment managers dedicated to the natural catastrophe and weather risk sectors. Nephila offers weather risk transfer coverage to businesses and municipalities in industries such as traditional and renewable energy, agriculture, retail, and entertainment. In the renewable space, Nephila offers weather-linked coverage for wind energy projects, solar parks and hydroelectric plants to help reduce cash flow volatility or hedge downside scenarios.



weber-shandwick-logo Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries around the world. The firm has won numerous awards for innovative approaches and creative campaigns, and it has deep expertise in social media and digital marketing. Major practice areas include consumer marketing, healthcare, energy, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit



VB Research
VB/Research is the world's leading provider of intelligence and data in Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy. Every day VB/Research's team of analysts delivers investment and deal opportunities for our clients worldwide. VBR emails its subscribers pipeline™, quarterly statistics and research reports commenting on recent deal activity, new funds and investment trends. Each issue of pipeline™ contains unique proprietary intelligence and deal flow that has been originated in-house by the VBR research team during the prior two weeks covering fundraisings being marketed, acquisition targets, disposal mandates, upcoming IPOs and new investment funds supplemented by exclusive legal intelligence, sector reviews and a summary of recently completed deals.



NextEraEnergy logo web200 NextEra Energy
With more than 18,000 megawatts of renewable energy generating capacity in operation, NextEra Energy Resources is America's largest producer of renewable power. Now, NextEra Energy has gone even further in leading the effort to develop America's renewable energy resources.

Through NextEra Energy's EarthEra® program, companies, organizations, governments, and individuals can balance their carbon emissions by buying certified renewable energy and carbon offsets from NextEra Energy's portfolio of wind and solar power facilities. The program then directs 100% of the revenue to the EarthEra Trust to build new renewable energy facilities. Thus, whether it is a Fortune 500 corporation or a greenminded individual, EarthEra gives everyone an opportunity to balance their carbon footprint and help build a clean energy economy.



bc-logo-200 Beecher Carlson
At Beecher Carlson, we are passionate about providing you with a unique experience – one that goes way beyond mere transactions to view your business in a holistic manner.  We rely on innovation to create advanced analytics, which assess your total risk cost and aggressively pinpoint areas of your business that will drive down claims costs.  We embrace accountability and build a strong relationship with you by blending individual situations with our knowledge and resources.  Those that work with Beecher Carlson, demand more than just insurance brokers.  They expect an advocate.  At the end of the day, your perfect risk management solution comes down to three important qualities.  Passion.  Innovation.  Accountability.

 cei-logo-250 CEI
CEI established in 1997, licenses a suite of standardized, mature and highly automated Excel-based software tools for the analysis of project investments in renewable energy. We license these models and provide consulting services related to project development, project finance, tax benefit monetization and transaction structuring. Our world class EconExpert® modeling suite includes Financial Proformas, Limited Partnership and Leasing Models, and the EconExpert Maestro tool for automated Scenario, Portfolio, Case Comparison and Sensitivity Analysis. Our tools are unparalleled in the industry and have been applied to many billions of Dollars of energy project investments.

DAI Management Consultants
Founded in 1987, DAI is a consulting firm specializing in valuation and risk management services for the power and energy infrastructure sectors. We provide a comprehensive suite of analytical services addressing the technical, regulatory, and economic issues that directly affect power and energy projects. DAI's services are designed to meet the developing, acquiring, financing, operating, and/or divesting challenges of power and energy stakeholders. We have supported our clients with appraisal and market consultant services for a diverse array of power and energy assets. Our experts understand both the market uncertainties and technical risks involved, offering our clients valuable and cost-effective insight.

 eitf-logo-200 Energy Initiatives Task Force
The U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) was established by the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2011. Our dedicated technical, business and acquisition expertise is focused on streamlining the process to develop large-scale renewable energy projects on Army installations. Our professional, business-like approach aims to cultivate productive and innovative relationships with private industry and business investors in order to speed the Army's strategic transition to renewable energy and meet its sustainability goals. We seek clear, consistent and responsive two-way communication with the private sector to accelerate project development timelines and maximize value for both the Army and industry investors.

Sgurr-New-Image SgurrEnergy
SgurrEnergy is a leading independent multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy specializing in renewable energy. We have the capability to deliver at every phase of a project, from the early stages of site selection, feasibility and design right through to project management of the construction phase and operation and maintenance. Our consultants have extensive renewable energy experience worldwide. To date we have assessed over 50,000MW of renewable energy development internationally and this figure is growing rapidly every month. Our global client list includes utilities, financiers, developers and many other public and private sector organizations.

SNL_Energy SNL Energy
SNL Energy integrates news, data and research in real time for the power industry. Access detailed news, pricing and financial data through SNL's robust Web and Excel-based platforms. From NYMEX pricing data and regulatory rate case information to commodity pricing and renewable energy trends, SNL's got you covered.

Troutman Sanders
Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 750 lawyers and 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1897, the firm's heritage of extensive experience, exceptional responsiveness and an unwavering commitment to service has garnered strong, long-standing relationships with clients across the globe. These clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry.


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