MSG provides two types of financing structures for solar energy (PV) projects.Typically we partner with EPCs on projects where there is equity investor involvement. In this case, we provide financial modeling and debt capital. Or we can provide advisory services to bring in the tax equity investor under a sale leaseback structure.
Areas of Focus
Success in financing municipal solar projects is highly correlated to a number of factors. They key is providing the right mix of resources to offset the costs of implementing the system. The questions start with project location. Are there incentives and tax credits in that state that allow the project to properly cash flow? What is the credit worthiness of the host? What is the track record and history of the EPC that will be doing the design and installation?
MSG’s Energy Practice specializes in providing customized financing products for solar energy projects and equipment. Through our investor portfolio we help coordinate equity investments and secured loans and financial advisory services. Typical transactions range in size from $1 million to $100 million.
Most energy projects have projected expenses and revenue streams. We customize our solutions to match the expected cash flows and economics of the transactions including the related tax benefits. Our offerings include:
Tax Equity Financing thru Affiliated Investors and Funds – Best utilized by an entity that cannot take full advantage of the numerous tax incentives available in the industry. This approach can take the form of an operating lease or partnership flip structure.
Debt financing – Financing structures designed for entities that want to retain the tax benefits and are looking to lever their capital structure.
– Solar and Wind
– ESCO Projects
– HVAC and lighting retrofits and upgrades
– Micro-turbine and Geo-thermal
– Water treatment plants
– Co-generation systems
– Plant retro-fits