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How Financial Reporting Rules Thwart Corporate Investments in Solar Projects

Thomas Selling

  • Emeritus Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Visiting Clinical Professor, Cox School of Business, SMU

To maximize the special tax benefits of solar (and wind) projects, investors and producers participate in complex joint ventures known as “partnership flip structures.” In this talk, Selling will explain the partnership flip structure and the unintended consequences for solar investment that can result.

Selling is publisher and principal author of, a blog on financial reporting issues affecting public companies. He has led hundreds of management and professional education programs and advises public companies on SEC compliance, U.S. and international accounting standards, operational and strategic decision making, and control of international operations.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
12:00- 1:15 p.m.