Summit has excellent relationships with the financial community and is expert in complex project finance structures. Since 2010, Summit has participated in or is active in over $3.5 billion of financings and has a staff of full-time finance professionals working on its own and its client’s projects. Summit’s relationships with multiple financing entities allow it to bring significant experience in the arranging and structuring of construction debt and equity investments, long term take out financing and the structuring and issuance of taxable or tax exempt bonds. Summit has pioneered innovative approaches to finance, including the White Creek wind project (tax exempt pre-paid renewable energy) financing, which was recognized by the United States Department of Energy with the Public Power Wind Pioneer Award. The project was also nominated for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Wind Cooperative Deal of the Year Award.