CDPQ invests US$40 million in Sunrun

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CDPQ, an investment firm based in Quebec, is providing a US$40 million loan to US residential solar company Sunrun.

The fund is part of a senior secured credit facility by Sunrun worth USD$234.5 million.

California based Sunrun serves more than 135,000 customers throughout 22 states and Washington DC with 1,027MW installations. It offers homeowner solar power electricity with no upfront cost and predictable long-term pricing that is cheaper than conventional electricity.

CDPQ, which is already active in the North American solar industry, sees its investment as a good opportunity to enter the US residential sector.

Last month it set targets to transition toward a low carbon economy in its investment strategy to access climate change.

Marc Cormier, executive vice president at fixed income CDPQ, said: “While generating stable returns in the long term, this financing is also aligned with our strategy to increase our low carbon investments 50% by 2020.”

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