SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

September 11, 2007 14:26 ET

Entire Spectrum of Business Models to Be Presented at Unique Solar Project Development Tutorial Scheduled for November for San Diego

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Infocast has designed the first "Solar Project Development Tutorial" to be held in San Diego November 13-15, 2007 to provide the critical information developers and investors need to take part in this explosively growing market. Solar power already offers remarkable business opportunities, but a favorable combination of state and federal incentives, rebates, tax breaks, combined with emerging business models such as energy service agreements will combine to push its growth well past its recent annual growth rate of 20%. The tutorial will provide an incisive map of the market opportunities, segments, models and challenges in solar power project development, providing a step-by-step guide for participants through the structuring, finance and construction process.

The success or failure of solar projects depends on both unit installation and financial structure. It's not a one-size-fits-all sector, with a cut-and-dried business model. Scales and types of projects, contractual structures, and financing mechanisms vary tremendously. Technologies, business models and market dynamics are evolving, with aggregators now bringing capital to bear and reducing legal and monitoring expenses for integrators.

The tutorial will offer tremendous learning and networking opportunities for developers of projects of all sizes, including those within the explosive 30kw to 1mw market. In addition to step-by-step presentations, Infocast's unique tutorial format will offer all market players an unparalleled opportunity to learn from case studies, including:

     A PPA-Based Public Host PV Case Study: Nellis Air Force Base -- The
     Largest Photovoltaic System in the US

     Utility-scale Concentrated Solar Case Study: Mojave Solar Park -- The
     Largest Planned Utility-Scale Project in the US

     Private Host Case-study: "Googleplex" -- The Largest Single Campus
     Rooftop Photovoltaic Array

For further information about Solar Project Development Tutorial, please visit or call Jason Keehn at (818) 888-4445 ext. 43.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a series of industry-leading Project Finance Tutorials. Infocast specializes in creating environments wherein key industry players share their perspectives on the markets, establish relationships, network and conduct business.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jason Keehn
    (818) 888-4445 ext. 43