21 Oct '13, 8am

Vivint Solar receives $540m in additional financing #solar #green

Vivint Solar receives $540m in additional financing 21 Oct 2013 Utah-based residential solar developer Vivint Solar has received $540m in funding from two unidentified financial institutions in order to build home power generation systems. This latest financing comes as an add-on to the $200m received by Vivint in August . It includes $40m in tax-equity financing, while the remainder is ‘non-specific residential solar financing,’ Bloomberg reported a Vivint spokeswoman said by e-mail. Some energy developers do not produce enough taxable income to use all of the tax credits related to renewable-energy projects, and therefore sell equity stakes to larger backers that apply a portion of the credits to their own tax bills – a practice known as tax-equity financing. Last year, US private equity company Blackstone acquired Vivint in a deal worth over $2bn . Vivint develops solar...

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