When it comes to making history, timing is critical.

Since inception, CEA has focused on taking advantage of dramatic and continuing cost reductions within the renewable energy industry and the compelling tax attributes available with solar energy assets.

Thousand
CEA Fund Assets
Million
CEA Fund Assets
2006
CEA EVENTS

Driven by his passion for the environment and the well-being of our planet, Chris Warren, founder of CEA, enters the renewable energy industry.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ All in cost of solar PV projects falls below $8 per watt. Source: SEIA 2012

Renewable energy industry
Chris Warren
Development of renewable energy projects
access to capital
2007
CEA EVENTS

Our team identifies a major hurdle that’s suppressing the development of renewable energy projects, access to capital.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ Installed solar passes 9GW in United States

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ Congress passes 30% investment tax credit to spur the construction and adoption of renewable energy and to address the growing concerns around climate change.

2008
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Gaining a better understanding of the financial viability of projects, we set out to solve the funding problem for small utility scale solar projects.

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ US suffers from Great recession

2009
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We arrange funding for our largest project to date and continue to build the processes that will allow us to properly assess the financial viability of solar projects.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ Wind dominates renewable energy installations. Source: REN21

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ USAir Flight 1549 floats on Hudson river after crash landing

2010
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Our efforts begin to pay-off as we arrange financing several large projects, building scale and momentum.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ Close to 100,000 people employed in solar energy industry.

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ BP Gulf Oil spill

2011
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We continue to grow our participation in funding solar projects while realizing the inefficiencies that permeate the industry.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ Worldwide, 96 GW (Gigawatts) of renewable energy is installed. Source: REN21

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ Massive Tsunami rocks North-east Japan

2012
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The desire to find a “better way” to fund solar projects grows stronger with each project we close. Thinking outside of the box leads us to a very simple and extremely efficient financial model.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ 5MW project completed close to Charlotte, NC for $20,000,000 at average cost of $4 per watt.

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ London Hosts Summer Olympics

2013
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With the model properly tested and project expenses continuing to fall, we prepare to bring to market the first investment opportunity in solar that allows for passthrough of both income and the tax attributes associated with renewable energy projects.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ Solar PV surpasses all other forms of renewable energy in annual installations. Source: REN21

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ Congressional budget standoff forces government shutdown

Solar PV surpasses
renewable energy in annual installations
2014
CEA EVENTS

CEA brings to market and successfully closes a $60,000,000 partnership.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ In select markets, all in cost of solar PV project falls below $2 per watt.

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ Oil prices go from $110 to $60 a barrel

2015
CEA EVENTS

Finding overwhelming investor demand we launch a $150,000,000 offering of high quality, utility scale solar projects.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ US installs more than 5 GW of solar PV

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ World leaders descend on Paris and reach landmark agreement on climate change.

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ Congress extends the investment tax credit on wind and solar projects through 2019 with a phase out until 2023

2016
CEA EVENTS

Our second offering is oversubscribed and we continue to deploy capital at a substantial pace while pushing total project costs down twenty percent from our original forecast.

INDUSTRY EVENTS/ For calendar year, US expects to install 16 GW of Solar PV

ECONOMIC/CULTURE EVENTS/ US Presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

2017
CEA EVENTS

CEA successfully closes funding for an additional $800 million in utility scale solar assets to be acquired by mid-2018.