Vivint Solar Closes $100 Million of New Tax Equity Commitments
Lehi—Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced it has received commitments for an additional $100 million of tax equity financing, which will enable it to install more than 55 megawatts of residential solar energy systems.
“We believe this tax equity raise, along with the recent $360 million multi-party forward flow funding arrangement, reflects the capital markets’ and our investors’ continued confidence in Vivint Solar’s sustainable growth model,” said David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar. “We are committed to not only delivering results to our investors but also helping more homeowners access our solar energy systems.”
The syndicated tax equity commitment comes from RBC Capital Markets (“RBC”) and co-investors arranged by RBC’s Tax Credit Equity Group. The investment commitment is expected to allow Vivint Solar to design and build low-cost, clean energy systems for over 8,000 new residential customers.
“Vivint Solar has a leading residential solar platform that we are pleased to support with our tax equity capital alongside that of our co-investors,” said Julian Torres, a Director at RBC. “This transaction is a credit to the teamwork across the RBC platform and highlights our unique capabilities of direct investing in and syndication of renewable energy tax credits.”
“The ongoing commitment of our investor partners supports our growth and plays an essential role in enabling us to expand our residential solar business,” said Thomas Plagemann, Chief Commercial Officer of Vivint Solar.
Vivint Solar operates in 22 states and has raised more than $4.6 billion in cash equity, tax equity and debt from institutional investors, private equity firms and major Wall Street banks since its inception in 2011.
About Vivint Solar
Vivint Solar is a leading full-service residential solar provider in the United States. With Vivint Solar, customers can power their homes with clean, renewable energy and typically achieve significant financial savings over time. Vivint Solar designs and installs solar energy systems for its customers and offers monitoring and maintenance services. In addition to being able to purchase a solar energy system outright, customers may benefit from Vivint Solar’s affordable, flexible financing options, including power purchase agreements, or lease agreements, where available. Vivint Solar also offers solar plus storage systems with LG home batteries. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar on Twitter.
Note on Forward-looking Statements
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