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Advantage for Analysts

February 12, 2009 15:50 ET

Advantage for Analysts® Analyzes Wind Energy PTC and ITC Trade-Offs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - New laws will soon offer the wind energy industry the option to choose an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) instead of a Production Tax Credit (PTC). Understanding the economic impact of these options involves complex modeling and analysis of tax code effects.

Advantage for Analysts® ("Advantage"), the leading provider of financial modeling solutions for tax equity deals, enables participants in renewable project financings to quickly evaluate the financial impact of an ITC vs. a PTC.

"We have seen similar challenges in Solar where there is an ongoing debate between using Lease and Partnership structures. Wind Developers and Investors will now need to evaluate the impact of taking an ITC vs. a PTC. Existing spreadsheet models simply lack the flexibility to easily compare different structures and test their sensitivities to modeling choices," commented Dennis Moritz, Principle at Advantage.

About Advantage for Analysts® LLC

Advantage for Analysts ("Advantage") provides software and services solutions for structuring, analyzing and tracking Tax Equity Partnership Flip Financings for renewable energy projects. Babcock & Brown originally developed Advantage and has been using the software since 1999 to support its asset management and investment advisory business. Advantage became an independent entity in 2004. Learn more at http://www.advantageforanalysts.com.

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