NRG Acquires California Valley Solar Ranch From SunPower- A Strategic Investment for Expanding Solar PV Portfolio

Pages: 6 Published: December 14, 2010 Report Code: GDAE0091MA

NRG Energy acquires 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch Project from SunPower.The total project cost is estimated to be $1,800m of which NRG plans to invest $450m of equity in the next four years. To finance part of the project NRG is seeking a loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy’s Loan guarantee program office for the project. In this regard, the DOE has provided a draft term sheet for the project.NRG will be the owner of the project and SunPower will be developer and operator of the project. The construction of the project will start by the middle of 2011, the first phase of the project is expected to come online by the end of 2011 and the project will be completed by 2013. The most important factor behind the acquisition of California Valley Solar Ranch is expected to be NRG’s focus on the development of a Clean Energy Portfolio.

Scope

The scope of the report includes –

1. The information related to the Solar PV Market in California

2. Government Supportand Development of the Solar PV market in California

3. NRG's Strategy of the acquiring Solar PV plant in California by from SunPower for expansion of its renewable energy portfolio

4. Portfolio of NRG Energy Inc, One of the leading companies of the US

Reasons to Buy

The Deal Report attempts to focus on the Reasons for capitalizing on the solar PV market by various utilities in the US. It will allow the reader to:

1. Understand the Solar PV Market in the US

2. Develop an understanding on policies and government support provided by the government in California for the Solar PV market

3. Understand acquistion of the Californa valley Solar Ranch by NRG Energy from SunPower Corporation

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

1.2 List of Figures

2 NRG Acquires California Valley Solar Ranch From SunPower- A Strategic Investment for Expanding Solar PV Portfolio

2.1 Summary

3 NRG Acquires California Valley Solar Ranch From SunPower- A Strategic Investment for Expanding Solar PV Portfolio

3.1 Deal Overview

3.2 Deal in Brief

3.3 Comparable Deals

3.4 California Valley Solar Ranch Project

3.5 Key Drivers of the Deal

3.6 About the Companies

4 Appendix

4.1 Methodology

4.2 Contact Us

4.3 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Comparable Acquisitions in Renewable Sector

Table 2: NRG Energy, Renewable Portfolio

Table 3: The US Solar PV Power Market, Grid-Connected PVCumulative Installed Capacity by State, MW, 2009

Table 4: Crystalline Module Prices, US($/watt)

List of Figures

Figure 1: The US Solar PV Power Market, Grid-Connected PVCumulative Installed Capacity by State, MW, 2009

Figure 2: Crystalline Module Prices, US($/watt)

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