An investment in Holocene’s projects is an investment in our experience, our reputation and our financial know-how.

Holocene arranges project financing and provides asset management for solar PV systems and other renewable energy projects. We work with a variety of debt and equity finance structures, including tax equity partnerships, sale-leasebacks, front and back leveraging and more. Adept at financial modeling, we excel at analyzing costs; navigating public subsidies and incentives; and forecasting returns.

Investors trust Holocene to deliver efficient project financing models that help clients develop, negotiate and implement transaction structures—all designed to maximize a variety of benefits for renewable energy projects.

Whether you are an insurance company, an Independent Power Producer, a public utility or an investment fund manager, investing in a Holocene clean energy project guarantees you a reputable team of financial experts equipped to satisfy your investment needs.

Partner with Holocene. Our future together is green.

Our Team

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Stan Allison
CFO
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Stan Allison has 35+ years’ experience as an investment banker with international institutions focused on arranging capital in negotiated transactions. During that time, he raised $12.4 billion under a wide variety of financial arrangements, representing 140 transactions.

Stan is effective at originating, structuring, negotiating and executing complex transactions while maintaining strong relationships with a wide variety of institutional investors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Lafayette College and his Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia.

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Bob Sheppard
Corporate Counsel
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Bob Sheppard’s experience includes serving as the former Global Co-Head of Project Finance for Bank of America. He also managed a project finance group which earned top global rankings in electric power project financing. Bob earned a bachelor’s, master’s and juris doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now teaches as an adjunct professor of finance at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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Ben Molthen
Manager, Finance/Development
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Ben Molthen performs and manages development activities, participates in financial transactions and serves as Holocene’s asset manager. Ben has 5+ years’ experience in financial analysis and project management and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance from NC State University.

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Jane Ralston
Controller
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Jane Ralston is a senior accounting professional with experience leading financial and accounting functions for multiple organizations. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in North Carolina. Jane earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences Accounting from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Mount Union.

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Laura Tillett
Accountant/Administrator
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Laura Tillett has 12+ years’ experience in finance, operations and administrative management. Laura’s previous experience includes Director of Finance and Administration, Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Chief Operations Officer and Director of Finance and Administration, Construction Management Association of America. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Business Administration from John Hopkins University.

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Stan Allison
CFO
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Stan Allison has 35+ years’ experience as an investment banker with international institutions focused on arranging capital in negotiated transactions. During that time, he raised $12.4 billion under a wide variety of financial arrangements, representing 140 transactions.

Stan is effective at originating, structuring, negotiating and executing complex transactions while maintaining strong relationships with a wide variety of institutional investors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Lafayette College and his Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia.

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Bob Sheppard
Corporate Counsel
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Bob Sheppard’s experience includes serving as the former Global Co-Head of Project Finance for Bank of America. He also managed a project finance group which earned top global rankings in electric power project financing. Bob earned a bachelor’s, master’s and juris doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now teaches as an adjunct professor of finance at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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Ben Molthen
Manager, Finance/Development
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Ben Molthen performs and manages development activities, participates in financial transactions and serves as Holocene’s asset manager. Ben has 5+ years’ experience in financial analysis and project management and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance from NC State University.

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Jane Ralston
Controller
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Jane Ralston is a senior accounting professional with experience leading financial and accounting functions for multiple organizations. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in North Carolina. Jane earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences Accounting from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Mount Union.

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Laura Tillett
Accountant/Administrator
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Laura Tillett has 12+ years’ experience in finance, operations and administrative management. Laura’s previous experience includes Director of Finance and Administration, Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Chief Operations Officer and Director of Finance and Administration, Construction Management Association of America. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Business Administration from John Hopkins University.

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FINANCE CASE STUDY

Holocene Expedites a Solution

SITUATION: A last-minute change in the sponsorship of the project called the completion schedule into question.

SOLUTION: Despite the interruption, Holocene adjusted and fast tracked the financing for a utility-scale solar PV project. The project was completed on time to take advantage of the tax benefits and is returning above expected production numbers.

Projects

ESA III, New Bern (Craven County), NC

Development
In 2012, Holocene LLC collaborated with ESA Renewables, a renewable energy firm, by purchasing the largest rooftop solar project in Eastern North Carolina.

Financing
Holocene commissioned and owns the system through a special-purpose affiliate and partnered with an institutional investor to finance the rooftop solar PV system in a structure similar to that used to purchase, own and operate other North Carolina-based solar PV systems.

EPC
Holocene provided Construction Management Services.

Technology
The 1,260 kWDC solar rooftop PV system covers 177,160 square feet of rooftop space and generates the equivalent amount of electricity annually consumed by 100 average-sized households, reducing carbon dioxide by more than 1,000 tons annually.

ESA Four Oaks Solar I, Johnston County, NC

Development
In 2014, Holocene acquired early development rights for Four Oaks from ESA Renewables, a renewable energy development firm. ESA Four Oaks is located on land leased from a farmer in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Financing
Holocene arranged the tax investment and structured the project financing.

EPC
Under Holocene’s general contractor license, Holocene provided Construction Management for the project in collaboration with Conergy Projects, an international solar contractor.

Technology
The 6,500 kWDC fixed-tilt, ground-mount solar PV system covers 35 acres of farm land and generates the equivalent amount of electricity annually consumed by 500 average-sized households, reducing carbon dioxide by more than 5,000 tons annually. Project attained PTO in June 2015.