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Solid Waste Processing Factory – Energy Customer Profile

The Energy Customer has been in the business of waste processing and management since  2015 and is responsible for the the processing of the municipality’s solid waste.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customers waste processing factory, located in Madhya Pradesh, India using rooftop solar. As a result of this installation, the solar plant will provide the Energy Customer with their required day-to-day energy requirements for operations and will also off-set their dependance on the electricity grid. This alternative solution to energy generation via a clean source, will also reduce their carbon footprint and associated environmental impacts. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $51,000.

A total of 100 KW can be installed in the Customers premises. Distributed Energy provides the Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, the solar plant will be installed in the clients premises. The lease duration is 15 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period.

Edible Oil Refinery – Energy Customer Profile

Our Energy Customer is a business conglomerate in Africa, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, with operations in numerous industrial sectors. Currently, the Energy Customer has its presence in over 14 countries, most of which are in Africa and has over 5000 employees.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customer’s refinery in Lira, Uganda using rooftop solar, thereby off-setting their dependance on diesel generators. This alternative solution to energy generation via a clean source, will reduce their carbon footprint and associated environmental impacts. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $1,200,000.

A total of 2000 KW can be installed and we are quoting for the same. Distributed Energy provides the Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 20 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period. The annual energy generation from the solar system is an estimated 3,102,500 units.

Solar Farm Project – Energy Customer Profile

This proposed solar farm project is intended to meet the energy requirements of several well established companies in Gujarat, India. 

Currently, funding is required for an 8000 kW solar farm in the state of Gujarat. This will be a ground-mounted solar system and the implementation of this solar farm project will allow the group of companies to off-set the use of power from the grid and reduce the energy paid to the electricity board. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the total system cost is $4,800,000. The solar farm will be constructed under a BOOT model. The lease duration is 20 years and the gross cost per unit is $0.08 without change for the full lease period. The annual energy generation from the solar system is an estimated 12,410,000 units.

Chemical Factory – Energy Customer Profile

The Energy Customer is one of the first major chemical organisations in India to introduce and implement innovative technologies successfully and stay at the forefront of the industry. They have a number of ‘firsts’ to its credit, and has received numerous awards and recognition. The sustainability initiatives, health, environment and safety measures implemented at this plant have been well ahead of the curve in India and this particular plant has been accredited as the Greenest Plant in the Industry.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customers plant in Puducherry, India using a ground-mounted solar system, off-setting the use of power from the grid and reducing the energy paid to the electricity board. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $3,000,000. Based on the site visit, installation capacity is 5000 kW. Distributed Energy provides the Energy Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 20 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period and the annual energy generation from the solar system is 7,756,250 units.

Specialist Niche Manufacturer – Energy Customer Profile

Founded in 1992, the Energy Customer is a specialist niche vehicle manufacturer and has a new-state-of-the-art manufacturing factory in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, as a means to further their presence in the international market and improve their ability to provide their unique services to a growing client list.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customer’s factory in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE using a combination of rooftop solar and battery storage solution. Given that the Energy Customer is completely off-grid, this is a means to not only reduce the reliance and expenses of purchasing diesel for their rented generators but also for preserving the environment, by using a clean source. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the total system cost is $307,000. However, the investable amount for this UAE based project is $153,500 (Energy Customer’s Equity: 50% of Project Value).

A 400kW solar system can be installed and we are quoting for the same. Distributed Energy provides the Energy Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Energy Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 5 years and the annual energy generation from the solar installation system is 605,900 units.

DE-Solar Rooftop Fund 1

Overview

At Distributed Energy (“DE”), we want to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and provide a clean path to growth for developing countries across a broad range of impactful sectors. This preliminary DE-Solar Rooftop Fund 1 (“DESRF1”) Blueprint is proposed in order to invite expressions of interest (EOI) from sophisticated investors and financial institutions to join with those already involved to bring the vision and intention behind DESRF1 a reality in India. DESRF1 is tentatively scheduled for launch in early June 2020.

Investment Objective

DESRF1 aims to realize average potential returns for the long-term (20 years) of no less than 15% for its investments into solar projects.

Investment Strategy

The supply of energy in developing countries is today an intricate system comprising the regimes of technologies, regulatory frameworks, socio-economic impacts and techno-ecological interactions. In order to facilitate this, DESRF1 would deploy a wholesale and direct investment approach across a broad range of sectors. Wholesale investments would take an array of forms including into solar off-grid and on-grid support, and enterprise development projects. This focus has a multiplier effect, enabling existing players to do more, as well as encourage more participants to enter because capital is more readily available. In the direct investment approach, DESRF1 will proactively pursue innovate and scalable solar projects, with potential for higher impact, returns and investor appetite.

Our objective involves focusing on deployment of solar for the private sector. We will seek, review and sign Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with industries, businesses and commercial organisations. We will focus on a minimum cumulative project size of 100kW and a maximum of 10MW.

We intend to have insurance for all our plants and equipment’s. We will also evaluate credit insurance availability for each client to ensure reduction in risk for our investors.

Structure and Governance

DESRF1 would be run and managed by DE. It would have a high-performing, multi-disciplinary investment committee and leadership team. It would have a governance and accountability framework that ensures it is independent, effective, inclusive, transparent and compliant.

Given DE’s track record and experience of having deployed and operated solar rooftop projects across India, the Middle East and East Africa, we consider our experience as operators to be an added advantage to raising and deploying such a fund.

Capital Requirements

In order for DESRF1 to realize its investment objective, execute its mission and mandate credibility, initial modelling indicates DESRF1 would need to raise at least INR 250 million. The fund subscription will close at the raise of INR 700 million. It is anticipated the capital to establish DESRF1 would come primarily from sophisticated investors and financial institutions, followed by established social sector organisations and philanthropy. The minimum initial subscription amount is INR 10 million.

Risk Factors

The following risk factors are not exhaustive and do not purport to be a complete explanation of all the risk and considerations involved in investing in DESRF1- general economic and political risks, such as reduced economic activity, rising interest rates, inflation, rising prices in commodities, deflation, liquidity risk investments, counter-party risk, currency risk, natural disasters, political developments, acts of terror and war.

Benefits

The ultimate benefits of DESRF1 would be felt by the communities and the economy in India. The capital injection into impactful sectors will help bridge the energy supply-demand gap in states, particularly off-grid societies and reduce sectoral dependence on fossil fuel based sources and promote instead the utilisation of environmentally-friendly, cleaner renewable technologies.

In a lot of the markets we operate in, there is also an absence of reliable grid power. Our rooftop solar will primarily focus on supplying base load to ensure that the customer will be heavily incentivised to enter into a PPA with us.

Lastly, given the current rate of solar infrastructure, we intend to focus on offering PPAs that have a per-kWh rate that is better than the grid.

Why now

There is a window of opportunity characterised by growing momentum and interest in renewable technologies as a driving force to catalysing energy independence in developing countries. The cost of solar has now crossed the inflection point where the IRR on offer is very attractive. Being an early bird and investing in innovative, socially beneficial outcomes could be a winning strategy, especially with the growing appetite from investors to allocate more of their resources to creating social as well as economic value.

 

 

 

 

Energy Customer Profile

Our Energy Customer is a business conglomerate in Africa, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, with operations in numerous industrial sectors. Currently, the Energy Customer has its presence in over 14 countries, most of which are in Africa and has over 5000 employees.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customer’s refinery in Lusaka, Zambia using rooftop solar, thereby off-setting their dependance on diesel generators. This alternative solution to energy generation via a clean source, will reduce their carbon footprint and associated environmental impacts. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $1,800,000.

A total of 3000 KW can be installed and we are quoting for the same. Distributed Energy provides the Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 20 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period.

Energy Customer Profile

Our Energy Customer is a business conglomerate in Africa, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, with operations in numerous industrial sectors. Currently, the Energy Customer has its presence in over 14 countries, most of which are in Africa and has over 5000 employees.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customer’s refinery in Lilongwe, Malawi using rooftop solar, off-setting the use of power from the grid. This is a means not only to reduce the energy paid to the electricity board but also for preserving the environment, by using a clean source. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $600,000.

A total of 1000 KW can be installed and we are quoting for the same. Distributed Energy provides the Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 20 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period.

Edible Oil Refinery – Energy Customer Profile

Our Energy Customer is a business conglomerate in Africa, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, with operations in numerous industrial sectors. Currently, the Energy Customer has its presence in over 14 countries, most of which are in Africa and has over 5000 employees.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customer’s refinery in Kigali, Rwanda using rooftop solar, thereby off-setting their dependance on diesel generators. This alternative solution to energy generation via a clean source, will reduce their carbon footprint and associated environmental impacts. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $1,200,000.

A total of 2000 KW can be installed and we are quoting for the same. Distributed Energy provides the Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 20 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period.

Luxury Car Dealership – Energy Customer Profile

Our Energy Customer is based in India and is one of the largest automotive retail chains in the country, specialising in luxurious and high-end car sales.

The proposed project is for powering the Energy Customer’s facility in Bangalore using rooftop solar, off-setting the use of power from the grid. This is a means not only to reduce the energy paid to the electricity board but also for preserving the environment, by using a clean source. Based on the proposed installation capacity, the system cost is $76,901.

A total of 130 KW can be installed and we are quoting for the same. Distributed Energy provides the Customer the option of BOOT Model. Under this plan, we will install the solar system at the Customer’s premises. The lease duration is 20 years and cost per unit is $0.07 without change for the full lease period.

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