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  Thank you to All Of Those Who Participated In The 5th Annual Solar Investment Forum

  Please browse this website for a review of the 2012 event

Solar Investment Forum 2012

Returning for its 5th year the 2012 Solar Investment Forum was once again an official Side Event of Intersolar Europe, bringing together leading experts from across the solar sector for a day of unrivalled networking and the opportunity to hear about the latest financing opportunities and developments in the solar sector.

Solid deal-level information about market conditions and how deals are getting done” Michael Eckhart, Managing Director, Citigroup – Solar Finance and Investment 2011 attendee

The Solar Investment Forum 2012 explored the key areas influencing and affecting the market in 2012 and beyond.

Key topics at Solar Investment Forum included:

    • SOLAR OVERVIEW: Financing solar beyond FITs, Grid Parity, Emerging new markets 
    • PORTFOLIO BUNDLING: Why and how is consolidation in solar projects evolving? 
    • CONSOLIDATION: Who will the survivors be and how does this threaten your business? 
    • M&A:  How do investors still drive value in solar and why they are moving downstream? 
    • EQUITY FINANCE:  New types of financing in the current Eurozone crisis 
    • DEBT FINANCE: Where is the debt market going and where does solar fit in?
    • CRITERIA: What leverages do investors have in mind for solar projects?
    • RISK:  How can investors minimise their risk now that the market is consolidating?

      Speakers Included:

      • Jenny Chase, Head of Solar Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance - Read her 60 second interview
      • Allan Baker, Global Head of Power Project Finance, Societe Generale
      • Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director – Photovoltaics Renewable Energy, IMS Research
      • Jose Ramon Abos, Associate Director, Infrastructure Finance, Standard & Poor’s
      • Carlo Rolle, Director of Project Finance, BNP Paribas
      • Simon Cheah, Director, Global Project & Structured Finance, Canadian Solar
      • Stefano Madeddu, Head of Solar, Hideal Partners
      • Michele Appendino, Chairman and CEO, Solar Ventures
      • Asier Mata, Global Head of M&A, Gestamp Solar
      • Kunal Phalpher, Consultant, 360 Consult
      • Giovanni  Terranova, Founding Partner, Bluefield LLP- Read his 60 second interview
      • Alexander von Dobschutz, Div Head of Structured Finance & Project Finance, BayernLB
      • Sebastian Olbert, Partner, Goetzpartners Management Consultants GmbH - Read his 60 second interview
      • Pierre Kahn,  Director, Deutsche Bank
      • Asari Efiong, Principal Product Development Manager,  Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Team, EBRD
      • Sunil Gupta, Global Head of Technology and Clean Tech Coverage, Standard Chartered
      • David Prat, Director – Power and Environment London,  Unicredit Corporate and Investment Banking


      Official Side Event of Intersolar Europe:

      The 2011 Intersolar Europe Conference was of great success. A total of 2,534 solar experts from around 50 countries attended the conference and its side events, an increase of 14% compared to the previous year.

      Today, Intersolar is the world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry, and looks back on a history spanning almost twenty years. The accompanying Intersolar Europe Conference consolidates the topics of the exhibition. 
      For more information on Intersolar Europe please visit: