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Investment Thesis

We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.

Markets

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Energy Efficiency
 
Distributed Solar
 
Storage

Grid-Connected
 

Wind
 
Solar
 
Storage

Sustainable
Infrastructure

Ecological Restoration
 
RNG
 
Transport

What We Do

We make investments in climate solutions by providing capital to leading companies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets. Our goal is to generate attractive returns from a diversified portfolio of projects with long-term, predictable cash flows from proven technologies that reduce carbon emissions or increase resilience to climate change.

Our investments have taken many forms, including equity, joint ventures, land ownership, lending, or other financing transactions. We also generate ongoing fees through gain-on-sale securitization transactions, services, and asset management.

Investment Examples

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Sustainable Infrastructure

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Sustainable Infrastructure

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

>$125 million

Senior debt investment with an energy service company in a portfolio of operating Landfill Gas (LFG)-to-RNG and Wastewater Treatment Biogas (WWTPB)-to-RNG plant

Wind, Utility-Scale Solar

>$500 million

Equity investment in a 2.3 GW renewables portfolio of nine wind and four solar projects across five states, including large corporate and utility off-takers such as Amazon, Walmart and Xcel Energy

Ecological Restoration

<$40 million

Receivables investment with an environmental development firm in a tidal restoration project to restore wetland habitat and mitigate flood risk in the Sacramento River Delta

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Grid-Connected

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Sustainable Infrastructure

C&I Solar

>$50 million

Equity investment in a distributed portfolio of ~200 C&I projects, including high credit quality corporates such as FedEx and Target

Wind, Solar, Solar-Plus-Storage

>$660 million

Structured equity investment with Clearway Energy in a 2.0 GW portfolio of contracted, grid-connected wind, solar, and solar-plus storage projects, located across four states, with predominantly investment grade counterparties and a weighted average contract life of 14 years

Fleet Decarbonization

<$70 million

Investment with a sustainable transportation fleet provider to modernize the fleet services through software for a major metropolitan school district, and eventual electrification of the bus fleet

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Public Private Partnership (P3)

>$100 million

Preferred equity investment in a P3 with the University of Iowa to operate, maintain, and upgrade university energy and water utilities in support of low carbon campus sustainability objectives

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Grid-Connected

Wind, Utility-Scale Solar

>$500 million

Equity investment in a 2.3 GW renewables portfolio of nine wind and four solar projects across five states, including large corporate and utility off-takers such as Amazon, Walmart and Xcel Energy

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Sustainable Infrastructure

Stormwater Remediation

<$10 million

Four separate projects to slow pollution runoff into downstream waterways across the Chesapeake Bay

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C&I Solar

>$50 million

Equity investment in a distributed portfolio of ~200 C&I projects, including high credit quality corporates such as FedEx and Target

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Utility-Scale Solar Land

>$100 million

Acquisition of 4,000 acres of land and lease streams underlying dozens of utility-scale solar projects with a capacity of nearly 700 MW

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Green Real Estate

<$20 million

Joint venture to acquire government-backed securitized housing loans that incentivize energy and water efficiency investments

1. Cumulative metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions avoided through Hannon Armstrong’s investments since 2013