Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced today that through a wholly-owned subsidiary the company signed a purchase and sale agreement to purchase an additional 1,252 operating residential photovoltaic solar systems, with aggregate generating capacity of 8.917 MW DC, from a subsidiary of TerraForm Power for approximately $6,000,000. The portfolio of systems, located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and New York, all possess power purchase agreements that had original agreement terms of 20 years. The weighted average remaining life of these systems at time of purchase was approximately 18.6 years. The tax equity financing investor in the portfolio was Morgan Stanley Renewables Inc. a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur prior to June 30, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of various customary conditions precedent. This transaction follows the $800,000 purchase of a 2.5MW portfolio of residential solar assets from TerraForm on March 31, 2017. That portfolio was contracted under a 20 year PPA and REC agreements with the Denver Housing Authority and Xcel Energy.
“An investment such as this continues to add significant geographic and financial diversification to Greenbacker’s current portfolio of solar assets,” stated Charles Wheeler, CEO of Greenbacker. “While we strategically invest in select residential solar assets from time to time, we continue to implement our broader strategy of acquiring high quality commercial renewable energy assets.”
Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company
Date: Jun 13, 2017