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3rd Annual

Solar Power Projects:

A Focus on the Southeast

April 12, 2012 -- Atlanta, GA










Order today and get 50% off downloadable products or 25% off printed homestudies.
Downloadable content must be viewed by June 11, 2013.

Prices currently listed on the website reflect the discount.

Solar power in recent years has become a viable, reliable and cost-efficient form of energy in the Southeast. New incentives and programs have allowed businesses, utilities and residents to utilize the energy from the sun to a greater return than ever before. Legislative developments drive the industry in the form of tax incentives, grants, financing structures and formation of Renewable Energy Credit markets. Each jurisdiction has different incentive programs, which change on a regular basis.

If you own property, commercial or residential, or if you represent clients with real estate, or are simply interested in the possibilities of Solar Power, you should join us at the 3rd Annual Solar Power Projects & Permitting Conference. Solar Power has emerged as a significant form of renewable energy in the Southeast. Join us to learn about the possibilities, and how to put these possibilities into action.

Thank you to the Seminar Sponsor M3 Green Solutions and to the Reception Co-Sponsors Morris Manning & Martin LLP and United Renewable Energy LLC.

Seminar Sponsor:

  On Demand
   This seminar is available via On Demand,
which will allow you to view the recording from computer.   
                 Please read the System Requirements for the On Demand prior to ordering.                       
This Program will NOT currently work on a MAC.
There was a recent update to the media player and it is not compatible to the MAC.
Microsoft is working to fix this problem.

This seminar must be downloaded and viewed before it expires on June 11, 2013
If you have questions call 800-574-4852 or send an email to 

Credits: See the credit section for full information
GA CLE - 6.0 Self-Study Hours
FL CLE - 8.0 General CLER Credits
TN CLE - 6.75 CLE Credits

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys/Legal Staff
Government Officials
Energy Professionals
Utility Managers
Anyone Involved in Solar Power


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Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012
9:00Opening Remarks
Status of Solar on the World Stage; the Changing Balance: American, European and Chinese Solar Trends; Southeast Solar Developments
Thompson Hine LLP
United Renewable Energy LLC
9:30Buyer Perspective
Capturing Value from Landfills, Roofs and Useful Spaces; Choosing the Right System; How the Economics Work
Area Environmental Manager
Republic Services Inc.
10:30Manufacturer Perspective
Innovation and Technology; Selling and Servicing Solar; The Competitive Environment
Suniva, Inc.
11:15Developer Perspective
How Solar Projects Develop; Common Misperceptions; Educating Customers and Consumers, NABCEP Certification; Emerging Trends
United Renewable Energy LLC
Empower Energy Technology
SVP, Technology/Project Development
Regenesis Power LLC
Lakeland, FL
Hannah Solar LLC
1:15Solar Incentives
The Future of Federal and State Solar Incentives; Tax Credits and How They Work; Public Policy and Solar Incentives
Sr. Manager, RE Consulting/Energy Services
CohnReznick LLP
State Energy Program Manager
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
2:00Financing Solar Projects
Creative Financing Methods; Flip Structures; What the Future Holds – Stimulus Money; Green Power Programs; State and Federal Incentives and Their Role in Shaping the Solar Power Market; Local vs. Out-of-State Incentives; Tax Credits; RECs; State Benefits/RECs/Recovery Zone Bonds/Back Door Guarantees; Equity; Utility Capital; PPA’s
Sr. VP Renewable Energy
The Seminole Companies
Key Equipment Finance
3:00Legislative & Regulatory Perspectives
Legislative Viewpoints; Public Service Commission Roles; USDA Grant Programs
Georgia Senate District 6
Business & Cooperative Specialist/Renewable Energy Coordinator
3:45Utility Perspective
The Role of Solar for Utilities; Interconnecting Solar Projects with the Grid; Programs, Policies and Initiatives
Enervision, Inc.
Mgr. of Renewable & Green Strategies
Georgia Power Company
4:30The Southeast Stakes
The North Carolina Model; Policies and Procedures in Profile; The Solar Forecast
Vice President, Energy Finance; Key Equipment Finance
Former Chair; Georgia Solar Energy Association
NC Sustainability Energy Association
President, Board of Dir.
Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association
5:15Adjourn and Reception ~ Sponsored by:


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Gregory D. Chafee, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in Thompson Hine LLP's Corporate Transactions & Securities group. His practice focuses on energy project development, clean technology, and sustainability programs, policies and initiatives.

Shana Haygood, Program Co-Chair, is the Chief Operating Officer for United Renewable Energy LLC, Georgia’s leading Utility and Commercial scale solar development and EPC Company. She was on the Georgia Solar Energy Association Board of Directors.

Doug Beebe is Vice President, Energy Finance, for Key Equipment Finance where he is responsible for identifying, developing, structuring and closing energy equipment finance/leasing transactions, focused on distributed photovoltaic (PV) solar opportunities.

Mark Bell is the President of Empower Energy Technology – a total turnkey alternate power solution company. Empower’s expertise includes design and engineering, project management, startup/commissioning and ongoing maintenance services.

Anthony A. Coker, is Senior Director of International Sales Development with Suniva, Inc., a solar cell manufacturer. He has 30 years of experience in high technology products and markets.

Chris Diaz is a Senior Vice President, Renewable Energy for Seminole Financial Services, a full-service national investment management / financial services organization. He is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and negotiation of renewable energy finance transactions focusing on wind and solar projects.

Ervan Hancock III is the Manager of Renewable and Green Strategies for Georgia Power. In this role he is responsible for the direction of the company’s green energy programs.

Nelson G. Hawk has over 40 years of electric utility experience. He is the Chairman of the Board of EnerVision, Inc. Besides managing Board activities, his main duties are to spearhead business development activities and perform value-added work for EnerVision’s clients.

Shana Haygood is an attorney with the COO for United Renewable Energy LLC and a member of the Georgia Bar. A graduate of Georgetown Law, she founded Equal Access to Justice, a living wage outreach program in Washington, D.C. Ms. Haygood is currently a member of the board of Georgia Solar Energy Association and the Director of Georgia's National Solar Tour.

Dell Jones, Senior Vice President, Technology & Project Development for Regenesis Power LLC, has over 33 years of international experience in purchase and sale of manufacturing facilities, components and technology.

Miriam Makhyoun joined the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association as the Solar and Renewable Energy Industry Specialist. Her role requires her to work fluidly with both North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association's public policy and market intelligence teams to facilitate solar & renewable energy industry growth and development.

Peter H. Marte is CEO and Founder of Hannah Solar, LLC. Bringing over ten years of experience in the engineering and energy business, he is a NABCEP certified Solar PV Installer executing his plan to become a leader in the integration and development of alternative energy facilities.

Gil Melear-Hough is the President, Board of Directors for the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association and Manager, Renewable Energy Division for Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI). He has more than 10 years of experience in renewable energy, with strong expertise in solar and wind energy.

Craig Scroggs is the Business & Cooperative Specialist and Renewable Energy Coordinator for USDA Rural Energy for America Program and Value-Added Producer Grant program in Georgia. He has held other positions in the past with the USDA.

Senator Doug Stoner is serving his fourth term in the Georgia State Senate, representing South Cobb County from Senate District 6, following one term in the House of Representatives. He is Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus and serves on the Senate Transportation Committee and special Joint Senate-House Transportation Funding Study Committee.

David Stuart is the Area Environmental Manager for Georgia/Puerto Rico facilities for Republic Services, Inc., the 2nd largest solid waste company in North America. As Area Environmental Manager, he is responsible for environmental compliance activities, facilities planning, landfill construction and permitting.

David ten Kroode is a Senior Vice President at Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp. In this current role, he leads the energy business for Key Equipment Finance, which includes management of finance programs with solar vendors such as SunPower, SPG Solar.

Brett Weal is a Senior Manager with CohnReznick LLP in its Real Estate Consulting and Energy Services practices. His specialties include real estate development and renewable energy development.

Jennifer Wilson, State Energy Program Manager for the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, was previously Program Director for Environmental Sustainability at CIFAL Atlanta.


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This seminar is approved for the following credits

This course has been approved by the State Bar of Georgia for 6.8 of CLE credits. Up to 6.0 self-study hours are available.

This course has been approved by the Alabama State Bar for 6.8 CLE credits.

This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 8.0 general CLER credits.

This course has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 6.75 general hours of CLE credit.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of South Carolina for 6.75 CLE hours.

This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 6.75 CLE credits.

GA Real Estate
This course has been approved by The Georgia Real Estate Commission for 7.0 hours.

If this seminar has not been approved for the credits you require, let us know and we will look into it for you.

Information on Continuing Education Credits


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Attorney $525.00
2 or more (each) $500.00
Government / Non-Profit $425.00
New Associate $390.00
Paralegal $390.00
Student $327.00
Printed Materials $93.00
DVD Homestudy $412.00
CD Homestudy $412.00
Materials Download $50.00
On Demand - All Sessions $262.00
On Demand Session 1 $21.00
On Demand Session 2 $32.00
On Demand Session 3 $32.00
On Demand Session 4 $43.00
On Demand Session 5 $32.00
On Demand Session 6 $32.00
On Demand Session 7 $32.00
On Demand Session 8 $32.00
On Demand Session 9 $32.00

Fee Description

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your tuition less a $50 cancellation charge if we receive your cancellation by 4/6/2012.


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This seminar is being held at:
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-876-8888
Please call the hotel for directions/questions. A courtesy block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at a group rate until March 21, 2012. Please call the Marriott at (404) 876-8888 and mention the “The Seminar Group.”
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