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FAQ - Solar Partners

About the qualification process

Younergy exists to help our partners sell and install more. We are a distributed utility and take pride in operating great solar projects.

Our business is firstly about connecting investors and projects and secondly about making sure the end customer sees electricity bill savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

To keep growing we need great partners and a constant flow of projects. We have developed a installers platform that allows you to price your projects and manage all your deal flow in an efficient manner.

We look for companies that are established in the industry and can both sell and install financed solar projects. Sometimes we also work with partners that only sell and organize the installation with a third party. For us what matters is that the partner has the ability to deliver a pipeline and also the processes and knowledge to deliver high quality installations.

  • i) Online form submission.
  • ii) Request and submission of additional data.
  • iii) Phone or presential interview.
  • iv) Preliminar qualification: we work in a pilot project.
  • v) Full qualification: we liked the pilot project and will keep working together.

About the projects

The type of projects we look for depend greatly on the specific market conditions existing where the partner operates. Our focus is in selling solar electricity to commercial customers under power purchase agreements (PPAs). In general we acquire projects from 30 kWp to 2 MWp. In self-consumption markets we require that the power off-taker consumes at least 70% of the electricity produced by the system. Our PPAs have lengths from 10 to 25 years. Rooftops must be in good condition and able to withstand the length of the PPA contract without major maintenance or reparations. The electricity off-taker should be the owner of the building where the system will be installed.

For panels: tier-1 manufacturers as per Bloomberg New Energy Finance listing. For inverters we accept industry widely accepted inverters that can be monitored by Younergy’s monitoring solution. Concerning the mounting system, as long it respects the local building codes, we are flexible.

About the financing

We buy projects using funds from accredited investors that have an interest in financing renewable energy projects. During the projects’ lifetime, Younergy manages the ongoing operation and maintenance of the systems, bills the energy customers, and distributes proceeds to investors.

The PPA rate for a given project is mainly driven by the Solar Partner. In our pricing platform, our partners establish a price for the system and in return obtain a proposed PPA rate. That rate will depend of specific market conditions and also on the credit worthiness of the end customer.

For all projects the PPA contract is provided by Younergy. We tend to use use a standard PPA contract per market with commonly accepted general terms and conditions.

About the due diligence process

If a project reaches pre-approval phase it means that the underlying project assumptions have been checked and validated by our team. At that point, a PPA contract can be offered to the end customer with an approved PPA rate. If this contract is signed by the energy customer, this contract will come into force only when the final project due-diligence is carried out successfully and the project reaches “full approval” stage.

The compreehensive list of information is adaped based on specific market conditions. In general, we require that the energy customer provides us with up to date financial statements as well as a declaration that he is not being pursued in justice for unpaid debts. We also need to attest the local consumption by checking the electricity bills of the past two years.

Technically we require detailed engineering desins with full material specification as well as a formal site surveying report. A construction permit, when required, must have been obtained as well as a connection permit.

About the maintenance

We tend to rely on the installer of the project to keep helping us with the maintenance. Younergy pays a yearly fee that is dependand on the project size and that covers for preventive and corrective maintenance.

Our partners work with Younergy proprietary gateway for solar PV asset management and should install a metering solution specificed by Younergy.

FAQ Solar Partners | Younergy