Excelsior, Unico Form Partnership to B-O-O 250 MW of Solar Projects

May 29, 2020 03:17 PM ET
  • Excelsior Energy Resources and also Unico Solar Financiers have closed on a lasting partnership to develop, own and also operate a 250 MW pipeline of C&I solar tasks

Excelsior Power Funding, a leading independent North American renewable energy financier, and also Unico Solar Investors, a solar energy systems designer and financier, have revealed the closing of a long-lasting programmatic joint-venture collaboration to develop, have and operate (B-O-O) a 250 MW pipe of industrial and also industrial (C&I) solar projects located throughout The United States and Canada.

Unico Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unico Financial investment Group, will leverage its substantial commercial real estate network and also know-how to develop as well as take care of the portfolio. Excelsior, with its North American Renewable Resource Fund, will certainly acquire the projects right into its portfolio upon beginning of construction, with Unico Solar supervising construction and asset monitoring while maintaining a minority equity position.

Anne Marie Denman, a Partner at Excelsior, said Excelsior could not be extra thrilled concerning this collaboration with Unico Solar. The Unico Solar system brings deep experience in industrial property and also C&I solar development that lines up well with Excelsior's mandate to own and operate eco-friendly investments with gotten returns. "Excelsior's sourcing and also financial investment technique concentrates in big component on lasting collaborations with thoughtful top-tier designers and also operators like Unico Solar, where there is a clear structure and also set underwriting standards to implement on multiple, programmatic investments. It is partnerships such as these that allow Excelsior to supply constant, top quality financial investments as well as associated returns to our minimal companions."

The C&I portfolio will be comprised of ground-mount, rooftop and carport solar projects totaling around 250 MW, situated across multiple UNITED STATE states consisting of Arizona, The golden state, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and also Washington, to name a few. The jobs will market tidy electrical power to a varied mix of customers, including business businesses, homeowner, communities, education and learning establishments, energies, and also other credit-worthy C&I consumers under lasting power acquisition arrangements. Construction of the very first set of projects is expected to start in Q3 2020. Excelsior is raising the tax obligation equity, construction and irreversible debt funding for the projects.

Brett Phillips, Unico Vice President as well as co-founder of Unico Solar Investors, claimed "Unico Solar is driven to rapidly broaden access to renewable resource for commercial as well as industrial power customers. This innovative collaboration is built to increase that aspiration by combining Unico's decades of industrial property experience with Excelsior's proven investment implementation in the renewable power field so a lot more consumers can realize the advantages of clean energy. Whether it's a local government, a REIT, or a service seeking to procure more affordable, greener power, this collaboration is made with that said consumer in mind."

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