TORONTO, Jul 12 (MARKET WIRE) —
On Thursday, July 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Ontario Solar Network will
host a special networking event at the Toronto Board of Trade on “Finance
& Taxation Strategies for FIT Solar Projects.” Panellists will focus on
opportunities, challenges, and creative strategies for structuring solar
investments in Ontario. Solar developers and investors, as well as
finance and tax specialists, will gather for an open discussion and
The panellists — David Oxtoby, CEO of CarbonFree Technology, David
Rozin, Senior Account Manager of RBC’s Cleantech Banking Group, and
Franco Hasou, Ernst & Young’s GTA Cleantech Industry Group Leader — will
share insights on equity and debt financing, as well as taxation issues
for commercial, industrial, and utility-scale solar projects under the
Ontario Power Authority’s feed-in tariff (“FIT”) program.
Jacob Travis, Chairman of Ontario Solar Network, assembled this group of
experts to address the critical issues of financing a FIT solar project.
According to Travis, “Equity investors are ready for quality solar
projects; Oxtoby knows this from years of experience in the US market.
But Canadian banks are hesitant to give loans; Rozin will explain why
that is so.” He adds, “The key to a successful investment is proper tax
structuring; Ernst & Young’s Hasou brings a depth of experience in doing
A pre-event seminar will take place from 4:30-6:00 pm on “Ontario Solar
Projects & Tax Laws: What You Need To Know.” The seminar is sponsored by
Ontario Solar Academy, in collaboration with Ernst & Young, LLP.
Advance registration is required for both events at
ontariosolarfinance.eventbrite.com. For further information, please
contact Marta Michalek at email@example.com or call
Ontario Solar Network’s next event, in collaboration with Aird & Berlis
LLP, is a breakfast presentation on “Developing Ontario’s Solar
Generation: A Legal Road Map.” This program is scheduled for July 29,
7:30-9:30 am, followed by an optional Ontario Solar Academy Seminar: “Key
Issues in Negotiating Solar Leases: What You Need To Know,” from
10:00-11:30 am. For more information and to register, visit
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