Vivint Solar Secures $200 Million in Residential Solar Funding

Two new funds bring affordable solar to consumers

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 6, 2013 -- Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar integrator, today announced it has secured two new tax equity funds worth $200 million. The funding will be used to continue delivering simple, affordable solar solutions to homeowners inside and outside of Vivint Inc.'s 775,000 home automation customers.


"This new funding reinforces market confidence in our ability to expand our leadership in the residential solar space," said Brendon Merkley, Chief Operations Officer of Vivint Solar. "Since 2011, we have leveraged Vivint's sales and internal infrastructure to build a solar business that has exceeded our installation goals consistently each quarter."

Vivint Solar was the second largest U.S. residential solar installer in Q1 2013, according to the U.S. PV Leaderboard published by GTM Research. The residential solar market continues to show consistent growth with solar being more affordable than ever. Through a power purchase agreement (PPA), a homeowner can buy the power generated by a solar photovoltaic system at a lower rate than they could get from a local utility provider. Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors, and services the system with no additional out-of-pocket costs to the homeowner.

Vivint Solar currently operates in California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com.

About Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar is a leading provider of simple, affordable solar solutions. As an early adopter of the power purchase agreement (PPA) model, Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors and maintains cost-effective solar energy systems. The company provides award-winning customer service and support while saving customers money and protecting the environment. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com.

About Vivint

Vivint is a leading provider of home technology services in North America. Vivint's technology-based platform integrates a wide range of wireless features and components that deliver simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has more than 13 years of experience and supports over 800,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at www.vivint.com.

Featured Product

IMO Precision Controls - Keeping Solar Safe

IMO Precision Controls - Keeping Solar Safe

The IMO FireRaptor provides three forms of Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown to ZERO VOLTS in case of fire or other emergency: Manual Panel Shutdown to 0V Operated from Ground Level, Automatic Panel Shutdown to 0V at >85°C (185°F) Temperature, and an automatic Panel Shutdown to 0V on External Power Loss. The FireRaptor can be installed without any set-up and with any string inverter as its functionality is completely independent. "Plug & Play" style installation using industry standard connectors is easy, whether fitted to new installs or retrofitted to existing projects to upgrade fire safety functionality. Meeting NEC2017's regulation to switch DC current at the PV panel in under 30 seconds, FireRaptor is remains one of the safest and most effective means of isolating DC current at the source, and the only rapid shutdown with a 20 year warranty.