Originally posted on Solar Power World.
SAN FRANCISCO – kWh Analytics, the market leader in solar risk management, today announced that they have deployed their HelioStats risk management software with Live Oak Bank’s Renewable Energy team, a leading provider of financing for renewable energy projects.
As the costs of building solar have come down, it has become increasingly important to efficiently underwrite and manage distributed solar portfolios. HelioStats enables investors to automate reporting, draw insights from their own portfolios for better capital deployment, and draw upon industry insights to support underwriting determinations, while providing a backbone of risk management compliance by tracking the ongoing financial and operating health of large and small projects alike.
“We have a very diverse portfolio ranging from small commercial projects to community solar projects to utility scale assets,” says Jordan Blanchard, General Manager of Renewable Energy Lending at Live Oak Bank. “kWh Analytics offers a best-in-class solution that is easy to set up and that allows us to identify risks before they materialize. We can deploy capital across a range of project types with confidence because we know our risk management function is scaling with us.”
“Live Oak Bank is widely known for innovation in service of their clients. They are a leader both in structuring new products and in leveraging technology to ultimately provide the best outcome for their customers,” says Jason Kaminsky, Chief Operating Officer of kWh Analytics. “As Live Oak Bank continues to scale, we look forward to streamlining reporting processes with their development partners and supporting their capital deployment strategies.”
Live Oak Bank joins a growing segment of the finance community who relies on kWh Analytics for solar risk management products, including HelioStats and the Solar Revenue Put credit enhancement.
About kWh Analytics
kWh Analytics is the market leader in solar risk management. By leveraging the most comprehensive performance database of solar projects in the United States (20% of the U.S. market) and the strength of the global insurance markets, kWh Analytics’ customers are able to minimize risk and increase equity returns of their projects or portfolios. kWh Analytics also provides HelioStats risk management software to leading project finance investors in the solar market. kWh Analytics is backed by Anthemis, a leading fintech Venture Capital firm, ENGIE New Ventures, the venture arm of France’s largest energy company, and the US Department of Energy. For more information about kWh Analytics, please visit: www.kwhanalytics.com or follow us on Twitter @kwhanalytics.
About Live Oak Bank
Live Oak Bank, a subsidiary of Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOB), is a digitally focused, FDIC-insured bank serving customers across the country. Live Oak brings efficiency and excellence to the banking process, without branches, by using a focused approach to technology and innovation. To learn more, visit www.liveoakbank.com.