California country club adds solar carport via combined PPA, PACE financing

K2_Clean_Energy_Capital

Solar Gain West selected K2 Clean Energy Capital, a developer of Commercial PACE (C-PACE) financing, to pull together the financing for a 450 kW, $1.4 million solar photovoltaic (PV) carport project at the Sunrise Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The solar (PV) system will offset over 70% of the Sunrise’s power usage and the carports will provide shade from the desert sun at the 18-hole golf and tennis club in the heart of Rancho Mirage.

“K2’s approach using PACE combined with the pre-paid PPA financing was the most cost-effective approach for Sunrise,” said Roman Black, President of Solar Gain West. “K2 worked closely with our client through each step of the process and simplified the financing for the club.”

Report: Solar retrofit market in California hitting saturation point

“We were delighted to work with Solar Gain West and Sunrise Country Club on this project. Using PACE financing combined with a pre-paid PPA enabled the client to monetize the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit with no capital outlay by the country club,” said Jonathan Pickering, Managing Director and Co-Founder of K2 Clean Energy Capital. “Our initial connection with Solar Gain West was a result of our collaboration with Energy Toolbase,” he added. “Energy Toolbase Users can use K2’s commercial PACE financing application to run the economic analysis for a project in real time.”

— Solar Builder magazine

Leave a Reply