Solar Industry Consolidation

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 9:00am PDT / 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT / 16:00 - 18:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)


The Markle Foundation at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10020

Time Schedule:

9:30am-10:00am: Networking Breakfast

10:00am-11:30am: Discussion and Q&A

1:30am-12:00pm: Networking and Roundtable Close


PwC states in its Renewables Deals Report that it foresees significant deal flow in 2012 “leading to more consolidated renewable energy industries.” This is evident from figures in the report that show that the “total value of deals for solar assets in the region more than doubled from $2.5bn in 2010 to $5.2bn in 2011.” There are several push factors: falling module prices and a shortage of financing sources are leading the industry to look toward consolidation for solutions. According to North American Clean Energy, these solutions can manifest themselves as: better economies of scale, greater geographic diversification and more efficient technology acquisition.

In this meeting, we examine what M&A activity will mean for the future of the industry and discuss ways of identifying and hedging against risks.



 Shyam Mehta

Shyam Mehta, GTM Research, Solar Expert

Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks, THiNKGREEN! Global Advisors, Inc., President, CEO

Robert Freedman, Shearman & Sterling, LLP, Partner



Eli Katz, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP, Partner



Marlene Motyka, Deloitte, US Alternative Energy Practice Leader (Moderator)

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