Energy Finance
Business Growth

Investing in a Solar Project: Get Tax Benefits and Do Good - Self Study

Chris Lord and 2 others • Last updated 01/2023

3.8/5 (view ratings)
205 students
1 module
59 minutes
8 assignments

Course description

Get tax benefits and do good for the world. This is a conversation with existing owner/investors on how they got started, what they look for in a project, common pitfalls, benefits and disadvantages.

This was originally recorded as a live webinar for the HeatSpring community.

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Full course outline

Module 1 - How to Invest in a Solar Project: Get Tax Benefits and Do Good for the World

  • Introductions (06:47 minutes)
  • First Solar Projects (05:05 minutes)
  • Active and Passive Income, Sourcing Opportunities, and Building the Team (10:03 minutes)
  • Finding Investors, Biggest Constraints, and Future Growth Options (12:50 minutes)
  • Team Dynamics and Advice to New Investors (12:54 minutes)
  • Considerations around Risk and Final Thoughts (11:52 minutes)


Chris Lord

Managing Director, CapIron, Inc.

Christopher J. Lord is the Managing Director of CapIron, Inc., a firm focused, among other things, on helping clients plan, structure and close financings involving renewable energy projects, including Distributed Generation and Utility-Scale Projects. Mr. Lord graduated from Cornell Law School, and practiced corporate law in firms, and in-house, for over 25 years. He... Learn more

Nick Giannotti

Managing Member, Redball Ventures

Business: Dedicating my time and resources to good people with good ideas in good markets. Renewable Energy and early stage growth businesses are a passion. Personal: My passion revolves around problem solving. I enjoy providing solutions to people, organizations, and society, in general. I want to make a long standing impact on society whether it is with a... Learn more

Keith Cronin

SunHedge LLC

Keith Cronin is an in-demand business consultant. He has helped solar companies achieve their goals through his perspective, recruiting, coaching sessions and products. After his company was acquired by SunEdison, he decided to help people and serve others in Hawaii and across the globe. After his tenure with SunEdison, he founded SunHedge. SunHedge assists small... Learn more


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