Feb 25, 2013

Points Of Confusion On Small-Scale Solar Development

February 19, 2013 Frank Andorka : Robert Sternthal is president of Reznick Capital Markets Securities and has extensive experience in financing renewable energy transactions, whether they are in the wind, solar or biomass sectors. Working alongside CohnReznick LLP and CohnReznick Think Energy, Reznick Capital Markets Securities offers one of the most comprehensive financial advisory platforms in the industry. Every month, there are numerous solar conferences and seminars in the United States. At each of these events nearly every solar developer or potential investor complains about the lack of good U.S solar projects, which I find odd. After all, we are barraged on a daily… Read more

Oct 29, 2012

New Analysis Makes Forceful Argument For Favorable and Effective Tax Incentive For Solar Projects

Affordable energy is critical to industry and is a key lever of American progress.   As the U.S. continues to work toward economic recovery, the most effective energy tax policies will encourage private investment in beneficial technologies while ensuring that the costs of those incentives are not inordinately borne by others.  Newly published analysis by the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF) contends that the Investment Tax Credit for solar photovoltaic projects has been a success in reaching this objective.  In Paid In Full: An Analysis of the Return to the Federal Taxpayer for Internal Revenue Code Section 48… Read more

Feb 14, 2012

GA State Senate Bill 401 seeks to promote property rights and renewable energy

On February 7, 2012, Georgia State Senator Buddy Carter (R-Pooler, Dist. 1) introduced SB 401, which seeks to clarify the purpose of the Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001 (“CoGen Act”) and remove artificial barriers to renewable energy development in the state. At the request of representatives and business leaders in the renewable energy industry, SGR attorneys Steve O’Day and Jessica Lee Reece prepared the initial draft of the revised Act. The bipartisan bill is also sponsored by Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone, Dist. 16), Jason Carter (D-Decatur, Dist. 42), Tommie Williams (R-Lyons, Dist. 19), Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock, Dist. 21) and… Read more