Vivint Solar jumping into commercial solar projects

Vivint Solar, a provider of residential solar energy systems, entered into its first solar commercial and industrial investment fund to which the investor has committed to invest $150 million, which will allow the company to finance energy efficient commercial and industrial solar projects. This announcement marks the first time that Vivint Solar has expanded its offerings beyond residential solar.

Vivint solar“This new business unit is a major step for Vivint Solar,” said Jan Newman, Vice President of Business Development at Vivint Solar. “Providing more than residential solar enables us to reach additional customers and markets, and we’re excited about the potential this expansion into the commercial and industrial space brings with it.”

Vivint Solar has also contracted with engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs) to assist in its expansion into the commercial and industrial space. The company intends to announce those relationships in the near future.

Vivint Solar’s residential customers pay little to no money upfront, receive significant savings relative to utility generated electricity and continue to benefit from guaranteed energy prices over the 20-year term of their contracts.

— Solar Builder magazine

[source: http://solarbuildermag.com/news/vivint-solar-commercial-financing/]

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