The Man Behind the Curtain - How Understanding the Private Financing of Public Agency Solar Transactions Can Get You a Better Deal

Presented by Devon Lincoln, Partner, Lozano Smith
Many school districts are exploring the possibility of private financing for public agency solar transactions, while others are in the process now. Whether you are contemplating a Power Purchase Agreement or a locally financed project, the details of a financial transaction can make a substantial difference in the type of project you secure and ultimately implement. This presentation outlines the intricacies of private financing related to public solar projects, such as pitfalls to avoid, the possible savings, where the money may come from and long term impacts of agreements.
Lozano Smith is a full-service education and public agency law firm serving hundreds of California's K-12 and community college districts, universities, and numerous cities, counties and special districts. Established in 1988, the firm prides itself on fostering longstanding relationships with administrators and public officials, while advising and counseling on complex and ever-changing laws. Ultimately, this allows clients to stay focused on what matters most – the success of their district, students and communities they serve. The firm's expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, real property and construction matters, public finance, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, bond elections, governance and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in eight California locations: Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Redding, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, San Diego and Walnut Creek.

Spring 2013