During the past two years over $16 Billion has been invested in the US in Renewable Energy Yieldcos. But some of these stocks have lost almost 50% of their value - so what’s the real story? Were Yieldcos hyped up or do they still offer a sustainable equity financing model in the US?
To find the answers, leading experts are coming together on December 3 at YieldCon USA – the only conference completely focused on the opportunities and long-term prospects for this financial model.
Together, investors, financiers, analysts, IPPs, utilites and other key stakeholders will address key issues facing the sector, including:
- The gobal view of Yieldcos
- What is its attractiveness for investors?
- Setting up a Yieldco – what REALLY matters?
- The next steps for Yieldcos – emerging markets
If you want to find out if Yieldcos are going to be the biggest game changer for the solar sector, you should join us!
Let’s start with certainties: with wind and solar technology maturing and costs falling dramatically, financial engineering is now the way forwards to fund a major breakthrough of renewables globally.
So, while some experts see the market overcrowding, big international companies are considering taking their RE assets public in a Yieldco. Who’s right?
Who better to ask than an assembly of experts from across the spectrum?
Following the hugely successful first YieldCon held in London in July 2015, Yieldcon USA offers keynote speeches and expert panels with the people who have the answers, including:
Jigar Shah – founder of SunEdison which launched two Yieldcos, and now President and co-founder of Generate Capital, a specialty finance company that builds, owns, operates and finances infrastructure assets involving the world’s critical resources – energy, water, agriculture and basic materials. Jigar is widely considered a visionary leader in solar energy.
Mike Garland – CEO of the Pattern Energy yieldco, with a market cap of more than $1.5 billion and a portfolio of more than 2,000MW in wind energy. Mike is ideally placed to share experience and vision from this turbulent market.
John Cavalier – Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse, John brings to the discussion invaluable expertise as co-managing partner of Hudson Clean Energy, whose Renewables Energy Group is the leading Finance and Advisory Group to the Alternative Energy Space and has played a principal role in the initial offerings of RE companies such as SunPower, Suntech, REC, and First Solar.
Thierry Lepercq – CEO of Solairedirect, part of ENGIE, one of the world’s largest utilities investing heavily in solar energy. Thierry will add insight from the project development perspective.
Travis Bradford – Director, Energy and Environment Concentration at Columbia University, former fund manager and corporate buyout specialist, and author of the book “The Solar Revolution”. As a visionary solar expert, Travis will lead a panel discussion on The future of RE Yieldcos and innovative (equity) financing.
The event also hosts investment experts to dig yet deeper into the financial engineering opportunities, including:
- speakers and panelists from leading investment banks such as Roth Capital Partners, Next Energy Capital, RBC Capital Management, Hannon Armstrong, Marathon Capital, and Ardsley Partners
- independent experts such as Tom Konrad and Swami Venkataraman of Moody’s Investors Service, sharing their critique of the yieldco development
- experts from Linklaters to discuss what it takes to set up the vehicle for unlocking major capital for growing the RE market.
Don’t miss this hugely influential event! Yieldcon takes place in New York City, USA, on December 3. Register NOW to secure your place.