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Rebirth Capital LLC EQUITY INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY WIND PROJECTS SANTA FE, NM 7/26/2007 Presented by Clifford M. Kenwood.

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1 Rebirth Capital LLC EQUITY INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY WIND PROJECTS SANTA FE, NM 7/26/2007 Presented by Clifford M. Kenwood

2 Rebirth Capital is specialty finance firm focusing on: Helping finance smaller renewable energy projects nationwide. Helping the Gulf Coast recover from Hurricane Katrina. Two New Markets Tax Credit funds: The Gulf South Rebirth Fund – business loans and investments in GO Zone American Community Renewable Energy Fund – renewable energy, biofuels and green technologies. Rebirth Capital Renewable Energy Fund Focuses on tax credit equity investments in smaller commercial-scale renewable energy projects nationwide. 2 Rebirth Capital Overview

3 Partnership between Rebirth Capital and TransCapital Fund focuses on tax credit equity investments in renewables, including: Wind Solar Small Hydro Other technologies eligible for Federal PTCs Investment size of $2 – 25 million Streamlined documents and closing process help manage transaction costs Community economic development background offers different investment perspective 3 Rebirth Capital Renewable Energy Fund

4 Why is it so hard for community projects to attract tax equity? Institutional investors dont have the time to do small, one-off projects. Transaction costs can be very high Developers generally less experienced and financially sophisticated Difficult to manage a portfolio of small projects Why do we think equity investments in community projects are worthwhile? High community impacts – can be important to some investors. Can develop diversified portfolio to minimize geographic, technology and developer risks. Life is too short to take the easy route! 4 Capitalizing Community-Based Projects

5 Tax equity is generally the last money into a wind deal Tax equity investors look for projects that: Have turbines (the hardest part these days?) Rebirth is currently investigating frame agreements with turbine manufacturers for community projects. Are fully permitted Have a PPA (merchant projects are possible, but not easy) Have lined up non-recourse project financing and construction financing Representation by an attorney with experience closing smaller deals is very important 5 Preparing a Project for Tax Equity Investment

6 6 Deal Structure: Basic Flip Structure Project Developer (Man. Member) Construction Lender Loan Stage 1: Construction

7 7 Deal Structure: Basic Flip Structure Project Developer (Man. Member) Rebirth (Tax Equity Investor) Equity Capital Construction Lender Debt Repayment Stage 2: Commercial Operation Date

8 8 Deal Structure: Basic Flip Structure Project Developer (Man. Member) Rebirth (Tax Equity Investor) 5% distributed cash and tax benefits 95% distributed cash and tax benefits until target IRR achieved Stage 3: Pre-Flip Operations

9 9 Deal Structure: Basic Flip Structure Project Developer (Man. Member) Rebirth (Tax Equity Investor) 95% distributed cash and tax benefits 5% distributed cash and tax benefits Stage 4: Post-Flip Operations Other structures are possible, but with smaller projects it is best to keep it simple.

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