Meeting the 5% Safe Harbor Test for the 1603 Program

Friday, December 9, 2011:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time


  • What is the 5% Safe Harbor test for the 1603 grant?
  • How can I review my project budget to determine what amount is needed to meet the 5% Safe Harbor test?
  • What costs are eligible and what costs are not eligible to meet the 5% Safe Harbor test?
  • What would be needed if you were relying on materials purchased or EPC costs incurred?
  • Which costs are better suited to satisfy the 5% Safe Harbor test?
  • What strategies work when meeting the 5% Safe Harbor test?
  • Can I buy assets to meet the 5% Safe Harbor with no specific project in mind?
  • Can I meet the 5% test with no cash out of pocket?
  • Will I need an opinion from an attorney or a CPA to satisfy a lender showing I have met the 5% test?



Chris Diaz, Senior Vice President,
Renewable Energy
Seminole Financial Services, LLC

Forrest Milder, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Tony Grappone, Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP

Greg Broome, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Julie E. Newland, CPA, Principal, Reznick Group, P.C.


Erin Dolleris

Webinar Producer

For suggestions regarding future webinar topics, webinar speaking opportunities, or webinar sponsorship:
818-888-4445 x 48 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emily Baker

Webinar Coordinator

For general webinar questions:
818-888-4445 x 34 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How It Works

After a live webinar is completed, we first have to tweak the audio settings to make sure the audio sounds okay; the recording will be available 24-48 hours later for your purchase.
Once Infocast has verified receipt of payment from you, an email will be sent within 24 hours containing the link to the recording and any available presentation materials.
You will be able to listen to the recording at your convenience, where ever you have an internet connection.
If you have any questions that were not answered during the recorded live Q&A session, presenters often include their contact information so that you may get in touch with them directly. If you don’t see any given during the presentation, please contact Emily Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she’ll be happy to forward your question on to the presenters.

Single Connection: $245.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $150.00

A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.

By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $150 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

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