Excelsior Energy Capital, a leading independent North American renewable energy investor, announced on April 23 that its North American Renewable Energy Fund has closed on the acquisition of 100% of Grupo T-Solar Global USA Inc’s sponsor equity interests in the 25 MWDC El Centro Solar Project, located in El Centro, California.
The Project benefits from an over 5-year operating track record having begun operations in December 2013. The Project also has a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District, with a remaining contract term of just under 20 years.
“Excelsior is pleased to announce the acquisition of the El Centro project given its fit with Excelsior’s strategy to acquire high-quality operating solar and wind projects with stable, long-term contracted cash flows, with room for further improvement of long-term operational and financial performance for the Fund’s limited partners,” said Managing Partner of Excelsior Chris Moakley.
Santander Bank, N.A. and North American Development Bank are the two financial institutions participating in the project, with the North American Development Bank having financed 2,875 MW of generation capacity along the border.
Excelsior Energy Capital is a pure-play renewable energy infrastructure fund focused on long-term investments in wind and solar power plants in North America. The Excelsior Team brings over 70 years of combined experience and a comprehensive set of strategic, financial, legal and operational expertise; making Excelsior Energy Capital a valuable partner for developers and operators, and a trusted manager for investors.