Newsletter: November 2017

In this email: Term sheet @ 1.10x DSCR; kWh Featured in PFR; We’re Hiring!
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As all of us who work in solar know, this industry is defined by its uphill battles.

Despite (and perhaps in the face of) these challenges, a clear theme emerged from our annual retreat: Many of us feel grateful to be working on exactly what we want to work on, and with the team of people we want to work with.

It was energizing to take a step back together and consider how we can continue to grow: as individuals, as a team, and as an industry.


With this in mind, we are excited to share some of our recent highlights:

  • A client received a term sheet for 1.10x DSCR with the help of our Solar Revenue Put. This 'step change' in debt sizing ushers in a dramatic reduction in the cost of capital for solar.

  • kWh Analytics has been selected as a finalist for Insurance Initiative of the Year. With JLT Re, we have secured investment grade insurance to offer Kudos, the Solar Revenue Put, to guarantee up to $100 million of production risk, per transaction.

  • SEIA and kWh Analytics co-authored Best Practices for Solar Risk Management to share what we’ve learned from serving 50%+ of the tax equity market.

  • We are continuing to grow the industry’s largest data repository of solar asset performance, with well over 100,000 operating solar power plants, representing nearly 20% of the U.S. market.

As always, feel free to reach out with feedback or questions you have about solar risk management.

Richard Matsui
Founder & CEO

Kudos is Changing the Capital Landscape

“That’s huge, to have that quality and quantity of data and that vote of confidence from PNC, Google, and these players. There’s definitely going to be a place in the market for this.”Richard Dovere, CEO of C2 Energy. Source: Power Finance & Risk.

“It could allow you to finance something you wouldn't be able to come up with your equity check for otherwise."
PJ Deschenes, Partner at Greentech Capital Advisors. Source: Power Finance & Risk.

“When it comes to optimizing a project’s capital stack, there’s space for the Solar Revenue Put product that you’re providing. It’s inevitable.” Jigar Shah, Cofounder of Generate Capital. Source: pv magazine USA.

“There are other meaningful opportunities to create value, as you have found through your Solar Revenue Put.”
Keith Martin, Co-Head of Projects at Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Chadbourne). Source: pv magazine USA.

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#Solar100 Interviews

Our monthly #Solar100 interviews have picked up steam. With insights from leading influencers Keith Martin, Jigar Shah, Nancy Pfund, and Varun Sivaram, it’s no surprise that #Solar100 interviews have reached most popular article on pv magazine USA:

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Want to join us in working towards more 'more solar through better data'? We’re looking for a Data Engineer & our first Head of Growth.
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kWh Analytics in the News

  • Power Finance & Risk: Solar Hedge Opens Door to Greater Leverage
  • Power Finance & Risk: Bank Writes Term Sheet for 1.10x DSCR with kWh Analytics Solar Production Hedge
  • Insurance Day: Congratulations to the London Market Awards Finalists
  • JLT Re: JLT Re & kWh Analytics Announce Partnership
  • kWh Analytics: Announcing Dealflow from kWh Analytics
  • Solar Power World: SEIA and kWh Analytics Release the Best Practices for Solar Risk Management
  • SEIA: Best Practices for Solar Risk Management
  • SEIA: Demystifying Solar Risk Management: A Primer for Sponsors and Financiers
  • pv magazine USA: Addressing Solar’s Growing Pains with Data Standards & Analytics

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