The membership is made up of a group of highly experienced renewable energy financiers from leading financial institutions, project development companies, law firms, and others.
|Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive market, industry, product and advisory expertise to more than 140,000 businesses around the globe. With unrivaled insight and access delivered by dedicated relationship teams, we connect clients with the right opportunities in more than 150 countries.
Our Energy & Power group draws on deep expertise and broad resources to help our clients adapt, thrive and grow in today's changing global landscape. Whether generating new ideas and insights, expanding your access to capital and advice, optimizing the flow of funds and information, or capitalizing on strategic M&A opportunities — we come fully equipped to meet your comprehensive objectives worldwide. Explore some of our many powerful client success stories to learn more.
|BrightSource is a leading solar thermal technology company that designs, develops and sells proprietary systems producing reliable, clean energy in utility-scale electric power plants. Its systems use proprietary solar power tower technology to deliver cost-competitive, renewable electricity with characteristics highly valued by utilities and others, such as reliability and consistency. BrightSource's systems are also used by industrial companies to create high-temperature steam for use in applications such as thermal enhanced oil recovery, or EOR.
BrightSource's proprietary LPT solar thermal technology uses thousands of small mirrors to reflect sunlight onto a boiler to produce steam, which is piped to a conventional turbine to generate electricity. To conserve water, the steam is air-cooled and piped back into the system in a closed-loop, environmentally friendly process.
BrightSource has the largest solar pipeline in the US with 2600 megawatts under contract. BrightSource's technology will be deployed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS), currently under construction in California's Mojave Desert. When completed, the ISEGS will nearly double the amount of solar thermal in the US today.
|Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management.|
|Cohn Reznick is a top 20 national CPA firm providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients nationwide. The firm’s industry experience includes affordable housing, financial services, renewable energy, healthcare, nonprofits, professional services, commercial real estate and technology.|
|Credit Suisse provides companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with advisory services, comprehensive solutions, and excellent products. Credit Suisse has been greenhouse gas neutral in Switzerland since 2006. Since June 2010 it has also been greenhouse gas neutral on a worldwide basis. Furthermore Credit Suisse is included in the following sustainability indices: Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Indexes (USA/CH), Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (USA/CH) and FTSE4Good Indexes (UK).|
|Deutsche Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for our clients, our shareholders, our people and the communities in which we operate.|
|GE Energy Financial Services' experts invest globally across the capital spectrum in essential, long-lived and capital-intensive energy assets that meet the world's energy needs. In addition to capital, GE Energy Financial Services offers the best of GE's technical know-how, technology innovation, financial strength and rigorous risk management. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the GE business unit helps its customers and GE grow through new investments, strong partnerships and optimization of its approximately $20 billion in assets.|
|The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Our Clean Technology and Renewables group services clients in the emerging clean technology market covering a wide range of subsectors – from biofuels to energy efficiency to solar to wind to smart grid to electric vehicles among others. Established in 2010 to support and enhance Goldman Sachs’ commitment to clean energy, the Clean Technology and Renewables group has made significant strides in serving clients and differentiating our capabilities with a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private placements, investments, debt and equity underwriting and other financial services.
|Google is creating a better web that's better for the environment. We’re greening our company by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. That means when you use Google products, you’re being better to the environment. At Google, we're striving to power our company with 100% renewable energy. In addition to the environmental benefits, we see renewable energy as a business opportunity and continue to invest in accelerating its development. We believe that by powering the web with renewable energy, we're creating a better future for everyone.|
|GreenOrder is a strategy and management consulting group that helps companies gain competitive advantage through environmental innovation. Since 2000, GreenOrder has partnered with senior executives at more than 100 global enterprises, including DuPont, General Electric, General Motors, HP, JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, and several of the largest U.S. electric utilities. Through their groundbreaking work, they have transformed the way business leaders view sustainability, create new products and services, relate to their stakeholders, and drive billion-dollar growth.|
|Founded in 1999, First Solar has become the world's premier provider of fully integrated solar solutions, creating value-driven renewable energy projects that represent the leading edge of utility-scale solar technology and innovation.
Having constructed and commissioned many of the world's largest, state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) power plants in operation today, First Solar has established a portfolio of customers that include some of the world's most sophisticated energy buyers
|Hudson Clean Energy Partners is a leading private equity firm formed to make privately negotiated investments in the dynamic and expected high-growth clean energy industry. Global in scope, Hudson is dedicated to investing exclusively in renewable power, alternative fuels and energy smart technologies in sectors that include wind and solar energy, biofuels, biomass, geothermal energy, energy efficiency and storage. Hudson typically invests in high-growth, asset-based, capital-intensive segments of the clean energy value chain with minimal technology development risk, primarily in control and shared-control positions.|
|Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC ("MDP") is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Since MDP's formation in 1992, the firm has raised six funds with aggregate capital of over $18 billion and has completed investments in approximately 120 companies. Prior to forming the firm, MDP's founders built a $2.6 billion management buyout and venture capital portfolio at First Chicago Corporation dating back to the early 1980s.
MDP's objective is to invest in companies in partnership with outstanding management teams to achieve significant long-term appreciation in equity value. A flexible investment approach, encompassing both management buyouts and structured minority investments, has been a key tenet to MDP's investment philosophy for several decades.
MDP's founders adopted an industry focused investment approach over 30 years ago, and the firm has six dedicated teams that have long and successful track records of investing in their respective sectors.
|Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services. The firm has continually broken new ground in advising their clients on strategic transactions, in pioneering the global expansion of finance and capital markets, and in providing new opportunities for individual and institutional investors|
|NRG Energy is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation's first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers. Their diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of more than 25,000 megawatts, capable of supporting more than 20 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve more than two million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 16 states.|
|Recurrent Energy is a leading solar project developer and generating company providing clean electricity to utilities and large energy buyers.
With a portfolio of 500 MW of projects awarded and a development pipeline of 2.5 GW, we're meeting rising energy demand with a fleet of clean power plants located right where they're needed most. As the primary solar development company for Sharp Corporation worldwide, Recurrent Energy has the technical and financial resources necessary to deliver utility solar at any scale.
|With 23 offices, approximately 1,800 attorneys and more than 40 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, start-up companies and nonprofits. Skadden's attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.|
|SolarCity is a national leader in clean energy services. We make clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.
Our approach is to install systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for our customers. We've revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill.
We call this Better Energy™.
|Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. ("Starwood Energy"), an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.L.C. ("Starwood Capital"), is a private equity investment firm, based in Greenwich, CT, that specializes in energy infrastructure investments.
Founded in 2005, Starwood Energy has committed to transactions representing over $3 billion in enterprise value and has developed a deep pipeline of power and energy investment opportunities.
Since inception in 1991, Starwood Capital has raised over $10 billion of equity and completed over 400 transactions representing assets of approximately $25 billion as of December 31, 2009. It has created three public companies which have gone on to acquire an additional $20 billion in assets, and its assets under management are approximately $16 billion.
Starwood Capital and its affiliates have over 150 professionals located across ten offices in seven countries, including its global headquarters, in Greenwich, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Mumbai, São Paulo and Tokyo.
|Sunrun was founded by Ed Fenster and Lynn Jurich, who met as classmates at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Both had strong finance and business experience, and after a summer working in China, Lynn realized that reducing pollution and stabilizing energy costs are some of the biggest challenges to the U.S. and to other countries. Both Lynn and Ed turned down offers to return to the finance industry, and focused all of their energy developing Sunrun, which launched its first residential solar financing plan in California in 2007. Sunrun has financing for over $1 billion in solar systems from investors including PG&E Corporation and U.S. Bancorp and $85 million in corporate equity capital from Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Foundation Capital. Sunrun founders were also jointly named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010.|
|Troutman Sanders LLP is one of the world's leading energy law firms. We have represented clients in energy matters since the 1920s, and our climate change practice has been active for nearly two decades. From this foundation of experience, we have developed a dynamic renewable energy practice that advises international clients at every stage, from investment and tax structuring to development, construction and operation. Our multidisciplinary Renewable Energy practice draws its members from many practice groups, including energy, project finance, tax, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, lending and structured finance, securities and capital markets, legislative affairs, intellectual property, and environmental, among others. This full service capability allows us to offer clients a fully integrated team with the optimum balance of breadth and specialization in all relevant areas.|
|Founded in 1977 and now with over 100 professionals in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman provides strategic business advice, legislative and policy advocacy, legal and regulatory compliance counsel, representation in administrative proceedings and litigation, and support for project development, permitting, and transactions in the inter-related areas of energy, the environment, natural resources, public lands, real estate, health care, land use, and infrastructure.|