ArcLight Sells US Solar Development Projects to NRG Energy

Jun 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

BOSTON, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC ("ArcLight") today announced that its portfolio company, US Solar Ventures Holdings, LLC, has closed on the sale of certain solar development projects to NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. ("NRG") representing approximately 450 megawatts of capacity. Founded in 2008, US Solar is a joint venture between affiliates of ArcLight and management. 

"The sale to NRG, an established leader in the independent power sector, will facilitate the commercial advancement of these projects," according to Bob Mooney, principal at US Solar.  Bob Looper, principal at US Solar added, "These projects will help meet the growing needs for solar power in the Western United States."  

ArcLight continues to be a leading private equity investor in renewable energy with over $1.5 billion committed to the space across its four funds. According to Dan Revers, ArcLight's managing partner, "The success of US Solar continues to demonstrate ArcLight's ability to identify high growth, high return opportunities in renewables."

Marathon Capital, LLC advised US Solar on the transaction.

About ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC 

ArcLight is one of the world's leading energy investment firms with more than $6.8 billion under management. ArcLight's investment team has extensive energy investing experience, industry relationships, and asset level knowledge. ArcLight is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in New York City, London and Luxembourg. More information about ArcLight can be found at http://www.arclightcapital.com.

SOURCE ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC



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