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SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY), a leading provider of clean energy, today announced it has received all commitments to its $250 million financing facility provided by a group of lenders that includes BofA Merrill Lynch as Sole Structuring Agent and Sole Syndication Agent, intended to finance more than 200 MW of solar power systems for homeowners and businesses. This financing is the largest aggregation facility for distributed generation solar projects to date, and the third such facility entered into by SolarCity. SolarCity has raised funds sufficient to finance more than $4 billion in solar projects.
The loan is backed by high quality, long-term customer receivables that allow the company to deploy, aggregate and season a defined pool of assets. After the solar assets are fully deployed, SolarCity expects to refinance the facility in the securitization market.
SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company offers solar power, energy efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer every three minutes. Visit the company online at
www.solarcity.com and follow the company on
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