Rodman CPAs to Hold Second "Solar Roundtable" on September 19, 2017

Solar developers and installers throughout the region are invited to Rodman CPAs' second "Solar Roundtable" on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 9 to 11 a.m. at their Waltham office, 51 Sawyer Road, Suite 610.

The September Solar Roundtable is the second in a three-part series offered by Rodman CPAs, a full service tax and accounting firm with a specialized renewable energy and clean technology practice serving "green" clients throughout the U.S.

With the goal of sharing best practices in the industry, this Solar Roundtable will be facilitated by Thomas Astore, CPA, JD, a partner at the firm. Topics to be discussed cover legal, banking, investor and tax issues such as: structuring tax equity deals; what is going on in the financing industry; good and bad deals; as well as tax modeling and tax equity.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.  To register, click here.

May Roundtable Recap

Rodman CPAs first Solar Roundtable in May was well-attended and one of the primary topics of discussion was the complexity of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program which is the new solar incentive program currently in development, and how it may not bring down financing costs. The group also discussed how midsized insurance companies and commercial banks have taken on more active financing roles. And, how nowadays it is not as difficult to obtain funding for solar projects from banks, but that there are issues with small installers not tracking their costs and revenues.

 "From the feasibility of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC Study) for various developers to Solar storage, Tesla's battery wall, the new aesthetic, stick-on solar panels and other topics - our first Solar Roundtable discussion covered a lot of ground and was very informative," noted Steve Rodman, Rodman CPAs' president who led the first event.

 "At this point, the purpose of the Roundtable is to bring together individuals and organizations interested in raising the profile of solar energy, deepening the understanding of changes in the industry and sharing ideas on best practices," noted Rodman.

For more information about the Solar Roundtables, contact Rodman CPAs at (617) 965-5959.