Energy Finance

Role of Appraisal and Cost Segregation Analysis in a Renewable Energy Project - Self Study

by Chris Lord • Last updated 02/2021

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124 students
1 module
3 assignments

Course description

This is the first episode of an interview series 'Getting a Solar Project Done' by solar finance expert Christopher Lord.

This episode is an interview with Mike Bammel a Managing Director for Structured Finance/Leasing Practice at Marshall Stevens. Founded in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a leader in corporate finance, transactional advising, valuation and litigation support.

This insightful interview will help you understand more about how appraisals work and why they can be beneficial for solar and other renewable energy projects.

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Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • • What are the benefits of an appraisal in a renewable energy project
  • • Why do investors want an appraisal
  • • What is a cost segregation and how does it influence an appraisal
  • • How do the ITC and MACRS impact the value of various depreciable assets in a project
  • • What steps are involved in a project appraisal
  • • Exploring the three methodologies of an appraisal: cost, income, and market; how are they performed and how do they impact the valuation

Full course outline

Module 1 - Role of Appraisal and Cost Seggregation Analysis in a Renewable Energy Project

  • 21 minute audio interview with Chris Lord and Mike Bammel (.mp3)


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


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