DSD raises US$ 85m to enhance C&I solar pipe

May 21, 2021 04:10 PM ET
  • Distributed solar specialist DSD has increased US$ 85 million in tax obligation equity funding to fund the development of its commercial as well as industrial (C&I) project pipe.
DSD raises US$ 85m to enhance C&I solar pipe
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The installer has raised the US$ 85 million from Bank of America, having formerly safeguarded a two-year US$ 150 million construction revolving credit facility from Rabobank and also a US$ 300 million financial obligation facility from Credit Suisse to finance the build-out of its C&I system.

Chief executive Erik Schiemann claimed the most up to date round of funding "nicely complements the Credit Suisse and also Rabobank funding bargains closed previously this year, as well as once more verifies DSD's advancement as a market center for the C&I market."

DSD, released as a startup business within General Electric, provides both PV and energy storage space solutions, to commercial, industrial and also community organisations.

The company was completely gotten by BlackRock last November after the investor first bought an 80% stake in July 2019. It additionally got sponsorship last year from Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank and Fifth Third Bank, which will be used to fund distributed generation projects developed in 2020.

Although growth of C&I solar setups decreased last year, numerous major companies have taken rate of interest in the section. Netherlands-based liquified petroleum gas (LPG) supplier SHV acquired a bulk stake in Indian solar project designer and also power producer SunSource Energy previously this year, with the bargain expected to increase ability to more than 550MWp in two years.

In the US, EDF Renewables obtained 100% people dispersed generation firm EnterSolar in January, while EDP Renewables likewise recently bought C2 Omega, the dispersed solar platform of renewables investor C2 Energy Capital.

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