NYSES Solar Financing
Mar 17, 2010
by EmPower Solar
Last Wednesday, the New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES) hosted an educational solar financing event. The speakers included Stanley Fishbein (tax attorney and President of CapQuest Group), Remy Trotabas (President of The Real Thing), and Richard Schoen (FTL Solar) each presenting on a different topic: equipment leasing, power purchase agreements, and feed-in tariffs, respectively. Each presenter did a great job on hitting the key issues related to their topic. The best part of the event may have been the duel (of words, unfortunately) between Fishbein and Trotabas, vehemently arguing over which is superior: equipment leasing or PPAs. Both had some good jabs, but I think it’s safe to say it was a tie.
More good news from Fishbein: he says the 50% bonus depreciation for solar equipment should be back soon!
And a special thanks to Ameriprise Financial for kindly hosting the event.