When you grow up in the Military, you never know where you might put down roots, but you can almost assuredly know you'll be able to move across borders and cultures with ease.  Patrick Doyle, today's guest on SunCast, has done so in personal and professional life, which helps explain how this American-born solar financier has been able to have a prolific career throughout Europe and Latin America.  Patrick has had the privilege of being among the early teams financing renewable energy projects in the Latam region, and has the scars to prove it!  Today, he works for MGM Innova Capital, a hedge fund focused on providing ESCO type services to C&I customers throughout Latam for both energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  I especially enjoyed Patrick's perspective on financing Storage + PV for demand response in Latin America!

In today's episode, Patrick and I cover:

  • Structured finance for the DG Solar market in Latin America
  • Lessons learned financing private sector deals at the IDB
  • How to compete as a developer for the limited capital available to the DG market
  • And much more.

I feel I missed an opportunity here to really dig into the type of EE financing that MGM is involved in, to be honest.  I should have been more probing around that area of their business.  But, I'll get a chance to sit down with Patrick in Miami in June, and I know I can follow up with him then!  You could do the same.  Join us at the SolarplazaUnlocking Solar Capital LATAM event June 15/16 in Miami, FL. 

Solarplaza organizes some of the finest conferences and trade missions on solar energy in emerging markets that I've attended.  I'll be joining them and other key leaders in the Latin America Market at the event in Miami.

And just for being a SunCast listener, you get a 10% discount when you use the code "SUNCAST" when you begin registration!

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Resources from today's Show:

Email: pdoyle@mgminnovacap.com

LinkedIn: Patrick Doyle

Books Mentioned:

Why Soccer Matters - Pele

7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey

10% Happier - Dan Harris

10% Happier podcast - itunes link
Also mentioned:
Listen to Navy SEAL & Endurance Athlete David Goggins on Being the Hardest Human Alive from Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais in Podcasts

And my recommendation of the week:

The Unbeatable Mind - Mark Divine

About the Host of SunCast:

Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets.  The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.

Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.

Nico can be reached on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus

or by email nico@mysuncast.com