The thirty percent federal investment tax credit (ITC) for residential and commercial solar systems has been a tremendous driver of solar project development in the United States. Since 2006, the year the ITC was implemented, the number of solar systems installed has grown over 3,000 percent. With the ITC scheduled to be stepped down to ten percent starting in 2017, solar developers, financing parties and green energy advocates alike are asking “what will the U.S. solar market look like in a post-ITC world”? Our panelists explored the post-ITC future.
Adam Shor, Vice President of Origination, The Renewables Exchange (T-REX) (moderator)
Justin Amirault, Managing Director of Acquisitions, Renewable Energy Trust
Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director, CalSEIA
Brian Kunz, Vice President of Project Development, First Solar