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kWh Analytics Launches the Solar Generation Advance to Provide New Revenue Stream for Asset Owners

29 Nov 2021

kWh Analytics, the market leader in Insurance for the Energy Transition, launched the first-of-its-kind Solar Generation Advance. The Solar Generation Advance allows solar asset owners to receive upfront “bonus” payments in return for maintaining asset performance. The innovative new offering was developed in partnership with Excelsior Energy Capital.

kWh Analytics has structured the Solar Revenue Put on $3 billion projects, enhancing project economics and protecting against downside risk for both sponsors and lenders since 2017. As the market leader in insurance, kWh Analytics continues to explore unique solutions to improve project financial terms and mitigate risk for sponsors and financiers. The Solar Generation Advance represents another milestone in this process: the Advance provides a second revenue stream for operating and new build projects.

The Solar Generation Advance provides an additional revenue source for both development and operating assets. Specifically, for development stage assets, the Solar Generation Advance can provide additional unencumbered cash for developers, which can increase their development fee or increase equity internal rates of return by 50-100 bps. For operating assets, the Solar Generation Advance provides a flexible funding source for additional sponsor distributions or operations and maintenance enhancements to the project.

“As a long-term asset owner, we understand the benefit of flexible capital and additional revenue streams in today’s market. The Solar Generation Advance provides value-enhancing optionality to both developers and asset owners, and we are proud to be a part of this innovative solution” said Ryan Fegley, Partner and Co-Founder at Excelsior Energy Capital.

“We are excited to deliver a solution that rewards prudent owners and stewards of solar power plants. The Solar Generation Advance and Solar Revenue Put are complementary risk management tools that sophisticated investors use to unlock more value from their assets,” said Richard Matsui, CEO and Founder at kWh Analytics.

The Solar Generation Advance will help ensure our industry accomplishes its goal of installing more solar to accelerate the Energy Transition, while continuing to provide reliable returns to equity investors.

Akin Gump has provided legal support for the formation of this project with a team led by Daniel Lynch and including Matt Kapinos and Graham McCall.

kWh Analytics | https://http://www.kwhanalytics.com/

Excelsior Energy Capital | http://www.excelsiorcapital.com