Capacity: 15.7 MW
Estimated Annual Generation: 17.5 GWh
Total Projects: 49
OntarioCo is a developer of solar PV facilities in Canada, with offices in both Vancouver and Toronto. They provide accredited Canadian investors with an investment vehicle based on the flow-through financing concept.
The unique flow-through ability of their funds provides investors with favourable income tax benefits during the development phase of the projects followed by steady income once operational.
At the time, OntarioCo had a portfolio of 49 operational roof-top solar projects in Ontario with a generation capacity of 15.7 MW DC. All of the 49 operational projects have 20-year fixed-price FIT contracts with IESO, a crown corporation owned by the government of Ontario. In addition, they also had several projects in various stages of development.
In order to maintain a strict construction schedule on some of these development projects, they required some additional funding while they finished securing a long-term debt financing facility with another lender.
This is a great example of how the 'loan and royalty' product offered by RE Royalties helped one of our clients.
We provided OntarioCo with a $5 million interest-bearing loan for 1 year that allowed them to maintain their construction schedule and ultimately secure the long-term debt financing facility with another lender. As part of the transaction, in addition to interest and principal payments on the loan, RE Royalties also receives royalty payments from the 49 operational solar projects for the remainder of the FIT term.
RE Royalties' royalty financing solutions are designed to provide renewable energy operators and developers with the financial flexibility to grow without resorting to dilution, asset sales or restrictive debt covenants. Learn more about our project financing options here.