Asset Management

Solar Power International & Energy Storage International

Data Bankability: How Data Can Improve Project Financing Metrics

Tuesday, September 25
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 207CD

Interested in gaining a greater knowledge of industry performance and how that could translate to greater financial products and flexibility? This Quicktalk will provide an overview of project performance by markets, how projects are performing overall, and evaluate how reliable historical data has increased financing flexibility.

Richard Matsui

Chief Executive Officer
kWh Analytics

Richard Matsui is the CEO and Founder of kWh Analytics. kWh Analytics is the market leader in solar risk management. By leveraging the most comprehensive performance database of solar assets in the United States (20% of the U.S. asset class) and the strength of the global insurance markets, kWh Analytics’ customers are able to minimize risk and increase equity returns of their solar portfolios. Select customers include Google (the world's largest corporate investor in renewable energy) and PNC Bank (America's 5th largest bank). kWh Analytics is backed by private venture capital and the US Department of Energy.

Prior to kWh Analytics, Richard was a consultant with McKinsey & Company based in Greater China, where he helped found the Firm’s solar practice in 2007. There, he established himself as a leading global expert on the solar industry by accumulating more industry experience than any other consultant (9,000 globally). He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He is proud to have been born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also a Forbes "30 Under 30" award recipient for Energy.


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