Rodman Holds Third Solar Roundtable

Rodman CPAs of Waltham, Mass., held their third and final “Solar Roundtable” for the year in November. It was attended by more than 40 solar developers, installers and investors throughout the region who are interested in raising the profile of solar energy, deepening the understanding of changes in the industry and sharing ideas on best practices.

Over the year, the firm’s roundtables covered topics both broad and specific, ranging from the complexity of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program and the feasibility of the investment tax credit for various developers and tax reform, to energy storage, Tesla’s battery wall, structuring tax equity deals and tax modeling.

“We’re seeing new technologies and initiatives that are driving innovation to make solar energy cost competitive. That along with the growing number of companies committing to clean energy and procuring electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind is a promise of a brighter renewable energy future,” says Steve Rodman president. “We’re also keeping a close watch on tax reform and its impact on green and renewable energy projects, and essentially how it will affect renewable energy developers and investors in a sector of the economy that has relied on federal tax credits and accelerated depreciation.”

Rodman provides a sustainable financial roadmap through expert partnership and corporate structuring for optimal tax benefit; grant qualification assistance and auditing; ongoing advisory services for federal, state and local tax incentives; and specialized strategic financial planning and management.