DSD Closes $300M Debt Facility with Credit Suisse To Support Solar Innovation Over Next 24 Months [Press Release]

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — January 26, 2021 — Distributed Solar Development (DSD) announced today the closing of a $300M debt facility financed by Credit Suisse, the first of multiple financing deals DSD expects to close on this winter. The financing is aligned with DSD’s 2021-2022 clean energy projects under development and flexible enough to support its anticipated scale of growth.

“This facility provides a flexible back leverage solution that allows DSD to focus on originating and developing assets, rather than ongoing financing,”

“Our team’s ability to map out projects is among the best in the industry,” said Erik Schiemann, CEO at DSD. “The fact that our pipeline is developed to the point where we can sustain two-year availability with a leading global financial institution is a clear indication of how renewable energy is driving business as well as environmental responsibility.”

DSD & Credit Suisse

The Credit Suisse debt facility will be used to finance a broad range of commercial solar, industrial renewable energy projects and distributed generation assets, and will accommodate multiple tax equity partnerships and structures.

“This facility provides a flexible back leverage solution that allows DSD to focus on originating and developing assets, rather than ongoing financing,” said Jamie Hutson, Director of Structured Finance at DSD. “It provides the kind of flexibility an innovative developer requires and helps fulfill our vision for making distributed solar energy more widely available. We look forward to building this relationship.”

About DSD Renewables

DSD Renewables (DSD) is transforming the way organizations harness clean energy while building a more sustainable future. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD accelerates the deployment of renewable energy resources and creates significant value for our commercial, industrial, and municipal customers and partners. Backed by world-leading financial partners like BlackRock Real Assets and rooted in our founding at GE, our team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own, and maintain. To learn more, visit DSDRenewables.com and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

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Meghan Gainer
VP Marketing & Communications, DSD Renewables
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