30 Aug 2023

Summit Ridge Energy to Develop 250 MW Community Solar Portfolio

30 Aug 2023  by renewableenergyworld   
"The Bomber," a 9.2 MW rooftop community solar garden located in Carroll County, Maryland (Courtesy: Summit Ridge)

HASI, an investor in climate solutions, announced an expansion of its partnership with Summit Ridge Energy, a commercial solar and energy storage company, to construct, own, and operate a 250-MW community solar portfolio.

Per the agreement, HASI will provide financing for Summit Ridge Energy’s growing pipeline of community solar projects in Illinois and Maryland over the next two years. Once complete, the portfolio of ground-mounted and rooftop community solar projects will provide energy savings to residential and small commercial customers and avoid more than 51,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually – which is equivalent to eliminating the carbon emissions generated from 118,000 barrels of crude oil.

This transaction doubles the size of an existing joint venture between HASI and Summit Ridge Energy announced in 2019, which has supported the development of a 255 MW solar portfolio.

“We’re proud to double-down on our formidable funding platform with HASI which—since 2019—has seen Summit Ridge Energy continuously expand our market share and become the largest commercial solar company in the country,” said Steve Raeder, CEO at Summit Ridge Energy. “This expanded partnership doubles the size of the Summit Ridge Energy solar portfolio supported by HASI. The deal is amark of Summit Ridge Energy’s leadership in commercial solar and ability to execute in a challenging economic environment.”


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