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Matt Cheney to Discuss Financing and Deploying New Renewable Technologies in Online Briefing

Solar luminary, Matt Cheney, will join AltaTerra Research on February 3 to discuss the challenge of project financing for renewable energy technologies, how it is affecting customers, and potential solutions to the bankability challenge.

Palo Alto, CA, January 12, 2011 --( AltaTerra Research is pleased to announce the online briefing, "Roadmap to Bankability: A Discussion with Matt Cheney on Getting New Technology Financed & Deployed" to be held Thursday, February 3 at 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern. Registration is open for the live online briefing, and for post-event access to the briefing on demand, at

For customers and vendors alike, the eligibility of lower-cost or innovative technologies to receive project financing, also known as bankability, is a crucial issue facing the renewable energy industry - and the solar industry in particular. Navigating the path to bankability is paramount to the commercialization of new and improved technologies. Without acceptance from financiers and access to capital, these technologies and modules will struggle to gain a place in today’s competitive marketplace.

In this online briefing, Matt Cheney, founder of Renewable Ventures and CEO of CleanPath Ventures, will discuss the challenges of project financing and commercialization for emerging and established renewable energy innovations. Mr. Cheney will offer practical solutions for how companies are solving the bankability problem, including an exploration of innovative finance mechanisms. In addition, he will focus on how bankability affects customers and investors in innovative technology solutions. The online briefing will also cover the broader issue of how bankability affects the commercialization of new, improved, and emerging technologies.

"Matt Cheney is a solar luminary and financing expert, who was the first to finance many emerging solar technologies in America. As the founder and former CEO of Renewable Ventures, Matt has financed, owned, and operated more than $300 million in solar assets," said Jon Guice, managing director of research at AltaTerra Research and moderator of the online briefing. "We are excited to have Matt share his insights on how bankability is affecting the renewable and solar industries and discuss some potential solutions."

AltaTerra analyst, Eric Paul, will provide a brief introduction to bankability. Jon Guice will moderate an extended period of Q&A where participants will be given the chance to engage Mr. Cheney's expertise and knowledge of the industry.

Further information and registration are available online at

AltaTerra Research Online Briefings
AltaTerra Research Online Briefings are designed to provide independent professional education on critical market developments in efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable business. Recognized experts from the business community, institutions, and government share information and insights in an accessible conference session format that is interactive and non-sponsored. Briefings typically begin with an overview, then move into greater detail, and close with a moderated audience question-and-answer (Q&A) period. After the live briefing, on-demand access to the recording, including audio and presentations, will be provided to attendees and available for sale.

About AltaTerra Research
AltaTerra Research is a research consultancy specializing in sustainable business and the commercial marketplace for clean technology solutions. Through research reports, executive events and advisory services, AltaTerra helps forward-looking organizations improve resource-efficiency in their operations and capitalize on new 'green' market opportunities. From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, we have been serving a global base of corporate, institutional, and government clients since 2007. More information is available at

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