CleanCapital protects US$ 300 million funding to grow dispersed solar portfolio

Apr 20, 2021 04:41 PM ET
  • Small-scale solar professional CleanCapital has actually protected a US$ 300 million financial investment from Manulife Financial investment Management to aid grow its asset portfolio.
CleanCapital protects US$ 300 million funding to grow dispersed solar portfolio
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Thomas Byrne, CleanCapital's chief executive, stated that Manulife's investment would certainly give the business with the capacity to offer "a plethora" of investment services and options to mid-market renewable resource companies.

It comes as CleanCapital got 2 renewable energy portfolios amounting to 63MW in offers worth a culminative US$ 775 million, that includes operating solar, new-build solar and energy storage systems.

The company has gotten a 16MW solar portfolio with 30 possessions across 10 US states, which is anticipated to begin building this year, and has additionally become the sole proprietor of a 46.9 MW operating commercial and commercial (C&I) solar portfolio, after getting the possessions via an equity collaboration with capitalist BlackRock in 2019. The second portfolio covers 60 projects in California, Massachusetts and also New Jersey, and the energy they create is gotten by 26 offtakers via long-term power acquisition agreements (PPA). CleanCapital now manages 200MW of sustainable possessions in the United States, with 152 projects in 18 states having specific capabilities in the 25kW-12.6 MW region.

In an email exchange with our sis publication Energy-Storage. information, Byrne added that the investment from Manulife would certainly likewise enable CleanCapital to invest a lot more greatly in the expanding energy storage market, and expects "closing on a variety of interesting storage space bargains this year".

Jason Segal, taking care of partner of Javelin Capital, which recommended CleanCapital on the transaction, claimed its structure as a system investment gives the business more "flexibility to remain to collaborate with leading programmers" to bring the possessions to life.