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1 The Future of Solar Finance October 9, 2014

2 Today’s SEFA Speakers & Webinar Protocol Mary Rottman: Rottman-Associates Seth Weissman: SolarCity Nick Mack: Clean Power Finance Tom Tansy: SunSpec Alliance Tom Fink: Trepp LLC Please send questions to chat window Will provide answers at end of presentation

3 Agenda SEFA mission Relationship with NREL & SAPC Current initiatives o Standard contracts o Consumer Protection o Databases Leadership structure & board Membership In-person meeting at SPI

4 Industry Need

5 SEFA Mission Expand availability of public capital to solar industry Industry leadership forum Leverage the work of NREL SAPC Maintain and expand work products Education, networking & innovation

6 SEFA Organization Incorporated in 2013 California mutual benefit association Facilitate the SAPC mock securitization efforts Contract with NREL to administer standard solar finance contracts Work in parallel with NREL/SAPC initiatives

7 Current Initiatives: Standard Contracts Residential o For vertically integrated developers and installers –0% Down Residential Lease –Residential PPA Agreement o For third-party finance providers –0% Down Residential Lease –Residential PPA Agreement Commercial Contracts o Commercial PPA o Commercial lease (in process)

8 Current Initiatives: Consumer Protection Started in September 2014 o Working group participation by 30 different solar industry representatives o Focusing on consumer education and internal regulatory “good housekeeping” Work product for SEFA member approval at SPI: o Internal Regulatory Compliance Memos o Consumer education – “Key Solar Contract Points” list o Example of standard contract packet disclosures Longer term goals

9 Current Initiatives: Data Standardization oSPARC o Open Solar Performance and Reliability Clearinghouse o Actuarial data base for evaluating investment risk o Free to use for SEFA members oSPARC plant data dictionary o Free to use for SEFA members Data Exchange API’s o Launching at SPI o Free to use for SEFA members O&M Best Practices & Cost Model o Launching at SPI o Free to use for SEFA members Plant Monitoring Best Practices Guide Free to use for SEFA members SunSpec Initiative Support Extended to SEFA Members

10 Leadership Board of directors o Tom Fink – Trepp LLC (Secretary) o Mina Kim – SunRun o Nicholas Mack – Clean Power Finance o Keith Martin – Chadbourne & Parke o Mary Rottman – Rottman-Associates (President & Treasurer) o Tom Tansy – SunSpec Alliance (Membership) o Seth Weissman – SolarCity Advisory board o Mike Mendelsohn – NREL o Dirk Michels - K&L Gates

11 Membership Open to stakeholders in solar & finance industries o Banking o Developers & asset owners o Legal, accounting, data analytics, servicing, equipment suppliers, monitoring, education, research, government Founder membership campaign o $1,000 o Shape the industry! o Company logo recognition on website Membership benefits

12 SEFA Member Meeting In-person member meeting at SPI o After SAPC meeting on October 21, 2014 Open meeting Vote on new board members Nominations Participation available by conference call

13 Information & Contacts Website: Information: Membership:

14 Q&A Questions? Comments?

15 Thank You!


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