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Abengoa Solar

Abengoa Solar develops and applies solar power technologies in large grid connected plants. In the U.S. Abengoa Solar offers solar plants that supply industrial steam or heat and is developing large solar power plants in the Southwest using proprietary technology.

Business type: Project Developer
1250 Simms St Unit 101
Lakewood, CO 80401-4489
United States
(303) 982-8500

Acciona Energy

Acciona Solar Power develops, owns and operates Utility Scale Solar Power Division plants. It was the developer, builder, and owner of Nevada Solar One, the first concentrated solar power plant built in the last 17 years and the third largest plant of its kind in the world.

Business type: Project Developer
333 W Wacker Dr Ste 1500
Chicago, IL 60606-1226
United States
(312) 673-3000

American Wind Capital

AMERICAN WIND CAPITAL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2008 BY VETERANS OF THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY.Since then, weve quickly become the leader in renewable energy lease and easement royalty conversions. Our current management has 65+ years of combined experience in the wind and power industries. American Wind Capital is backed and funded by secure industry players, including: Barclays Natural Resource Investments, and NGP Energy Technologies Partners.We have established a national presence with our headquarters in Old Saybrook, CT, and our network of local representatives positioned throughout the US.

Business type: Project Developer
166 Main St
Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
United States
(860) 767-1579

BlueWave Capital LLC

BlueWave Capital, LLC (BlueWave) is a renewable energy project development company with a focus on solar photovoltaic (PV) development. BlueWave has approximately 150 megawatts (MW) of solar projects under development in New England, South Africa, and the Caribbean. We have a particular focus on Massachusetts, where we currently have over 40 MW or $100,000,000 of projects completed or in construction and are the largest active solar developer. Our team has extensive experience in developing environmentally responsible energy projects, deep knowledge of the public policies and financial incentives driving these opportunities, and the confidence of the public and private sector leaders who are instrumental in bringing these projects to fruition.

Business type: Project Developer
75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116-3936
United States
(617) 209-3122

BrightSource Energy

BrightSource Energy develops utility-scale solar energy projects that utilize its unique, proprietary solar technology, Distributed Power Towers, to convert sunlight to steam and electricity.

Business type: Project Developer
1999 Harrison St Ste 2150
Oakland, CA 94612-3500
United States
(510) 550-8161

Building Energy Holding US LLC

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Building Energy is a renewable energy project developer, system integrator and IPP, with a strong track record on solar photovoltaics.Building Energy is active in Europe, Southern Africa, the US and the Caribbean region, with approximately 100 MW under construction and a robust development pipeline.

Business type: Project Developer
505 9Th St Nw Ste 800
Washington, DC 20004-2167
United States


This webinar is open to the public. Open to SEIA members and non-members

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. EST


Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York is kicking off another fantastic solar year.  The New York Green Bank is a state-sponsored investment fund designed to dramatically increase deployment of solar and other clean energy technologies in New York-based projects.  Leveraging private capital and strategic partnerships, this exciting initiative is poised to help push New York’s solar market to new heights.  Come learn from a member of New York Green Bank’s investment team, Jessica Aldridge, about the Bank’s organization, strategy, current thinking on where opportunities are to support solar deployment, and how you can get involved.

Attendees will.....

  • Receive Introduction to the New York Green Bank
  • Understand the Green Bank’s role in New York’s solar market
  • Learn about how the bank will function alongside existing programs and where the opportunity lies for solar


Rick Umoff, Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Manager of State Affairs

Jessica Aldridge, Senior Associate, NY Green Bank

Jessica Aldridge is a Senior Associate at the New York Green Bank, a $1 billion state-sponsored investment fund dedicated to overcoming current obstacles in clean energy financing markets and increasing overall availability of capital for deployment of commercially proven technologies. Previously, Jessica served in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she worked to develop finance and securitization policies to support growth in clean technology adoption. Jessica also spent time as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Washington, D.C. At PwC, Jessica helped the company push forward efficiency projects worth over $1 million in annual energy savings.

Jessica also has experience in investment monitoring and reporting at Citi Private Equity, a business unit of Citigroup that managed over $10 billion of private equity co-investment, fund of fund, and mezzanine products. Jessica previously worked in single stock and portfolio trading, structured derivatives, and institutional sales in Equities at UBS Investment Bank. Jessica holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University, MBA in Strategy & Finance and MEM in Energy & the Environment from Yale University.


Community Energy, Inc.

Community Energy has been leading renewable energy development since its foundation in 1999. By launching the market for direct sales of renewable energy to retail electric customers, Community Energy first leveraged consumer choice to build demand for early new renewable projects, and went on to deliver wind energy at record scale.

CEI continues to lead the industry by virtue of the Company's expanded market options that deliver the full economic and environmental advantages of solar and wind energy directly to its array of customers and utility partners. The Company has a proven track record of delivering on its mission of a renewable energy future with a triple bottom line.

Business type: Project Developer
Three Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 300
100 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, PA 19087
United States
(610) 230-0345

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC

EC&R is one of the worlds largest developers, owners, and operators of renewable energy projects. EC&R owns and operates over 1,900 MW of wind farms in the United States. EC&R already owns and operates Solar PV assets in Europe (50MW by end 2011) and plans to develop, build and operate utility-scale solar PV farms in the US.

Business type: Project Developer
353 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654-4704
United States
(312) 923-9469

Ecos Energy LLC

Ecos Energy develops, owns, and operates distributed generation projects.

Business type: Project Developer
222 S 9Th St Ste 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3382
United States
(651) 268-2053

EDF Renewable Energy

EDF Renewable Energy develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States.

Business type: Project Developer
15445 Innovation Dr
San Diego, CA 92128-3432
United States
(888) 903-6926

EDP Renewables North America

EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), also known as Horizon Wind Energy in the United States, develops, constructs, owns and operates wind farms throughout North America. Based in Houston, Texas with over 20 offices and over 20 wind farms across the United States, EDPR NA has developed more than 3,400 megawatts (MW) and operates over 2,800 MW of wind farms. With over 300 employees, EDPR NA's highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects and achieve goals.

Business type: Project Developer
808 Travis St Ste 700
Houston, TX 77002-5774
United States
(713) 265-0350

Enel Green Power North America

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), part of Enel Green Power, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 21 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. EGP-NA owns and operates over 90 plants with an installed capacity exceeding 1.6 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal, solar and biomass energy. Together with its development partners (TradeWind Energy, LLC. and Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC.), EGP-NA has nearly doubled its total installed capacity since 2010. The company employs more than 350 people in North America with strong technical and financial expertise. Enel Green Power has more than 200 MW of solar installed capacity worldwide. The 26 MW Stillwater Solar Geothermal Hybrid Project in Nevada is Enel Green Powers largest solar project and the first plant in the world to combine the continuous generation capacity of medium enthalpy geothermal binary cycle with the peak capacity of solar power.

Business type: Project Developer
1 Tech Dr Ste 220
Andover, MA 01810-2452
United States
(978) 681-1900

First Wind

First Wind develops, finances, builds and operates utility-scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States. Based in Boston, First Wind has developed and currently operates renewable energy facilities in the Northeast, the West and Hawaii, with combined capacity of more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) enough to power about 300,000 U.S. homes each year. For more information on First Wind, please visit or follow us on Twitter @FirstWind.

Business type: Project Developer
179 Lincoln Street #500
Boston, MA 202 220 3174
United States
(202) 220-3174

Gestamp Solar

Gestamp Solar is a well-established leader in the solar energy sector as a developer of renewable energy projects in Spain, Italy, USA and India with over 200+ MW commissioned. Gestamp Solar focuses on the entitlement, design and engineering of solar projects, both thermal and photovoltaic, developing projects from start to finish. Upon development, Gestamp Solar undertakes feasibility studies and procures financing to construct and operate the plant. Gestamp Solars parent company, Corporacin Gestamp, is a $5 billion privately held Spanish corporation. It is a leader in the European steel, automotive component, storage and logistics sectors. It is also one of the largest implementers of photovoltaic solar in Spain and Italy and partners with market leaders to build steel structures for PV and thermo-solar projects. Corporacin Gestamp is a world leader in the manufacturing of steel towers for wind turbines and operates and develops wind projects (through Gestamp Elica) as well as biomass projects (Gestamp Biothermal). Corporacin Gestamp employs over 14,000 people at 69 various sites around the world.

Business type: Project Developer
50 California St Ste 820
San Francisco, CA 94111-4617
United States
(415) 230-5601

Hanergy USA Solar Solution Ltd., d/b/a Hanergy America Solar Solutions

Hanergy America builds, owns, and operates solar power plants. Using state of the art proprietary photovoltaic modules, we generate clean, high quality energy at a fixed price.

Business type: Project Developer
1350 Bayshore Hwy Ste 825
Burlingame, CA 94010-1848
United States
(650) 288-3722

Iberdrola Renewables, Inc.

Iberdrola Renewables' expertise as one of the nation's leading wind power project developers has uniquely prepared the company to develop and deliver a variety of solar technology solutions. By developing utility-scale photovoltaic ("PV") projects and solar thermal projects, Iberdrola Renewables leverages its success working with landowners, government agencies, permitting authorities and the general public to competitively deliver solar energy projects to the grid.

Business type: Project Developer
1125 Nw Couch St Ste 700
Portland, OR 97209-4129
United States
(503) 796-7000

Infigen Energy US Development, LLC

Infigen Energy US Development, LLC is a developer of US electrical generation assets, with headquarters located in Dallas, Texas. It is an affiliate of Infigen Energy, a fully-integrated renewable energy business based in Sydney, Australia that develops, builds, owns, and operates energy generation assets and directly manages the sale of the electricity that it produces to a range of customers in the wholesale market.

Business type: Project Developer
5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, 7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75206
United States
(214) 515-1100

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC

Innovative Solar Systems is a leader in the design, development, and construction of utility scale solar farm projects.

Business type: Project Developer
1095 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803-1891
United States
(828) 215-9064
Meeting Minutes

PR Committee Meeting - Feb 5

Roll call/Antitrust

Andy Kattel, GE

Tori Clifford, Yingli

Dawn Brister, Sun Edison

Ingrid Ekstrom, Sunpower

Laura Abram, First Solar

Jared Blanton, Brightsource

Ellen Pressley, DuPont

Cate Powers, Recurrent

Will Brent, Weber Shandwick

Alison Mickey, CPF

Mona, Sam, Ken, Susanna - SEIA

Chair: Ingrid Ekstrom, SunPower Corporation

Vice Chair: Alison Mickey, Clean Power Finance


Roll call/Antitrust (Ken)


SEIA 2014 PR Priorities and Calendar Review (Ken)

  • State Jobs Numbers release - Feb 11

    • Arizona is a little problematic

  • March - SMI Q4/YE

    • Starting prep

  • 2014 Plan

    • primary goal: support fed, state advocacy

      • Fed: groundwork to extend ITC, looking for opty to enact commence construction

      • State: NEM in nearly every state, focused priority states but nimble

      • China Trade - want a negotiated settlement. Sending memo to members laying out position, activities, and solutions today

      • Firefighter Safety - LA in CBS did story yesterday

  • --> Ken to send send update for SOS, China Trade memo and CBS story


National "Shout Out For Solar” Day Report (Ken)

  • Set records on social media, website, enthusiasm

  • gained 30+k likes on facebook to 70+k

  • 1500 likes on album

  • 3 mil reach on twitter

  • most traffic of any week

  • Obama shout out for solar during SOTU

  • Congress, statement of support in congressional record

  • state support in MA, CA

  • Environmental/Corps supported

  • 50 mil americans heard or saw something positive about solar for a 2k investment

  • Sunpower’s post was very popular on their page


I LIKE SOLAR App update: (Susanna)


  • FB last year reached out to us about supporting solar/promoting residential adoption

  • Using the idea of social proof -- if your neighbor has solar, you are three times more likely to get it/get it three times faster

  • People who have solar can sign up and “solarize” their profiles

  • Also adds them to a database which will be displayable on company websites to show friends and friends of friends who like solar

  • About to launch first test

  • Beta launch in December/subsequently debugged

  • Link has been sent around, please test -


Task Force Updates

  • New Task force on NEM

    • EEI messaging

    • Help low income americans go solar

    • Allison - how high income consumers subsidize low income users in current socialized system

  • Enviro Issues/Power Plants

    • Looking for documentation - not enough research done to be able to make the kinds of determinations that people are questioning us about. Looking for sources;

    • Looking for help on New Yorker article

    • Land use research to help quantify land use for energy resources

  • America Supports Solar – Call Friday, no update

  • Fire Safety — Call Friday, no update


Interjection from Ken

  • NARUC meeting next week

  • Have full-page ad in baseball gameday magazines


State Policy Update  (Carrie)

  • Taking advantage of gubernatorial campaigns to build list

  • Leg activity will happen quickly

  • Many commissions are trying to get some things done before the end of their term

  • MA - Net Metering legislation filed - will want customer examples, solar success stories for press outreach

    • need western, south eastern positive stories (solar company went bust)

  • NY - Shared solar bill; long-term plan for net metering

  • NC - Bad talk on rates, value of solar. in next 4-6 weeks, spread good news

  • OH - Anti RPS movement still working

  • CO - good showing at net metering public meeting

  • Message that solar doesn’t benefit low-medium income customers is prevalent. need more stories to combat this message; CAP research useful. need examples - solar on apartment buildings, jobs for everyone

  • We’re at the ready for AZ/CO and some priority states, need longer-term (march) what do we want to do around some of the gubernatorial campaigns

    • Ken - we have some talking points, we can send them around - can be a starting point

    • Ingrid - impacts all of us

    • asking for help from folks that also work in the space


Open Discussion



Staff: Ken Johnson, VP Communications SEIA, 202-556-2885;

Susanna Murley, Director of Digital Media SEIA,


SEIA Antitrust Reminder

SEIA is a trade association of competitors.  Thus, compliance with antitrust laws is essential.  It is extremely important that you avoid any communications with other member companies that might be construed to involve any competitively sensitive matters, including the following topics:


*   Prices or costs of producing a product

*   Terms and conditions of sales or purchases

*   Limits on production or product lines

*   Allocating customers or territories

*   Marketing plans

*   Analysis or projections of industry conditions unless specifically approved in advance by counsel

*   Refusing to deal with a customer or supplier or agreeing to treat a customer or supplier in a certain way

*   Bidding for, or solicitation of, particular customers or suppliers



SEIA PR Calendar:


5: 2014 BCSE Factbook release

9-12: NARUC Meeting (DC)

11: State Jobs numbers (Solar Foundation)

17: Presidents’ Day (SEIA Closed)

Company Earning Statements


Solar Market Insight Year End

18-19: SEIA Board Meeting/Lobby Day in Phoenix, AZ

Company Earning Statements


Invenergy LLC

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to clean power alternatives and continued innovation in electricity generation. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed and placed in service over twenty wind farms and five natural gas-fueled generating facilities, and is now beginning to construct solar generation facilities. The aggregate capacity of these facilities is over five thousand megawatts, which can provide enough power for approximately two million homes.

Business type: Project Developer
One South Wacker Drive
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
(312) 224-1400

Boost Your ECO, LLC

Comprehensive, value-added alternative energy solutions - a greener choice you can be proud of!

Business type: Contractor/Installer
847 N Hermitage Ave Unit C
Chicago, IL 60622-5061
United States
(312) 754-0396

InvisibleSun Energy LLC

We design, sell, and provide customized solar system solutions for homes and businesses.

Business type: Project Developer
1800 Washington St Apt 815
San Francisco, CA 94109-3585
United States
(408) 829-7815

Kenyon Energy, LLC

Kenyon Energy is a renewable energy solutions provider with a focus on solar PV. Our services include system design, construction, and Power Purchase Agreements.

Business type: Project Developer
5772 Timuquana Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32210-8059
United States
(904) 777-0833