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Why Not? The Case for an American Feed-In Tariff

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:00am - 3:45am EDT  
Host: Definitive Solar Institute
By: Peter Lynch, CEO, Salem Financial, Inc.

Based on a recently published Principal Solar Institute whitepaper, the webinar will examine how feed-in tariffs (FIT) can accelerate investment in renewable energy, with FITs providing a guarantee that anyone who generates electricity from a renewable energy source can receive long-term payments for each kilowatt-hour produced.

“A FIT program is the most effective way to spark rapid development of the massive amount of renewable energy potential in the US,” says Lynch, a pioneer in the renewable energy sector of the investment banking industry. “A FIT removes investor uncertainty by ensuring that anyone with access to sun or wind can receive funding for a set period of time.”

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Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch

CEO, Salem Financial, Inc.

An advisor to Principal Solar, Inc. and a pioneer in the renewable energy sector of the investment banking industry and regarded as an expert in renewable energy. Peter brings a wealth of knowledge from his 35 years as a Wall Street security analyst, independent security analyst and private investor in small, emerging technology firms.  He has raised over $500MM in every sector of the industry, including photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind and biomass. 

Peter has served as a financial/technology consultant to a number of renewable energy companies, and currently spearheads the development of commercial-scale solar projects in the Northeast U.S.  In addition, Peter works with a number of scientific advisors and associates focused solely on identifying the next generation of renewable technologies.

While serving as contributing editor for the Photovoltaic Insider Report for 17 years, Peter provided thought-leadership on a global basis to major energy companies, utilities and governments, bringing to light leading-edge technologies in the energy industry.


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