Solar Construction Financing
SolRiver Provides Capital
SolRiver Capital invests in financing construction for solar projects at the NTP stage.
Many of our partners use traditional solar construction loans to finance EPC milestone payments. Often, the Solar Construction Lenders require the solar developer (or sponsor equity) contribute the first 15% of costs before drawing on the construction loan.
SolRiver Capital provides the Construction Equity investment needed to cover the initial construction costs not covered by your loan. That way, you get the full amount of capital you need to drive the project to COD.
Criteria For Investing in Solar Construction or EPC Finance
SolRiver Capital invests Construction Equity in solar projects at the NTP stage. In the world of solar project finance, the definition of NTP varies widely.
In general, SolRiver considers a solar project ready for construction when all of the following conditions are met:
• All revenue contracts are in place, meaning a signed PPA, and if applicable, executed REC Purchase Agreements and confirmed rebate awards.
• An executed EPC contract(s) for the Project with rates, terms, performance guarantees and a construction schedule acceptable to SolRiver.
• A construction loan capable of covering remaining build costs is ready to be drawn upon after meeting the proof of equity.
• The project has secured all applicable permits necessary to construct and operate the solar system.
• Site control is established via Site Lease, Site Easement, or an Option agreement.
• If applicable, full interconnection approval from the utility.
After our team gets a chance to review the information, we’ll follow up with you and request any other materials necessary for evaluation. Pending approval, we provide Construction Equity on the terms outlined below. If you don’t qualify for Construction Equity, you may be a good fit for pre-NTP Development Capital
How We Structure Construction Equity
Typically, we structure Construction Equity as an equity investment in the project company (“ProjectCo”). The proceeds are solely used for expenses that qualify as “proof of equity” under the construction loan.
SolRiver is also happy to arrange the construction loan for your project. We are not construction lenders ourselves. However, we work with the industry leaders to secure competitive rates and favorable terms for projects we plan to own.
It’s SolRiver’s preference to also provide the takeout financing on these projects. In that case, we simply deduct the Construction Equity repayment from the final Purchase Price we pay to you.
Submit a Project to Begin the Discussion
You can always email us about your project. Just include some basic information like system size, location, and offtaker. If you have an executive summary, feel free to attach that too.
You can also use our online project intake form. Answer a handful of questions about the project, click submit, and it sends the information straight to our team.
Alternatively, we can provide you a short Excel worksheet with our project inputs. Simply, fill it out and email the file right back to us. We’ll be sure to review it quickly.
Let’s Discuss Your Project
If you have a project, please let us know.
Feel free to use this form to: tell us a bit about the project, how we may be able to help, and any questions you have.
We’ll get back to you quickly.