Wiser Capital Launches Web Platform To Source, Score And Streamline Direct Investment In Commercial Solar Projects

Jul 16, 2013, 09:30 ET from Wiser Capital

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wiser Capital, a financial services firm that enables new sources of capital to participate in the funding of financially attractive, stable and secure sources of renewable energy projects, today announced the launch of the nation's first online platform to efficiently source, score and directly fund mid-scale commercial solar projects.

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The proprietary web-based platform supports Wiser Capital's innovative direct investment channel, enabling accredited investors and community banks to directly and confidently invest in independently sourced medium-scale commercial solar projects through a streamlined turn-key transaction. Completing the Wiser Capital "ecosystem," the Wiser Capital platform scales the ability to vet and connect qualified host facilities and photovoltaic (PV) system integrators, creating a one-stop source for high-quality investments in sustainable energy projects.

"Investor interest in commercial PV projects remains high due not only to the stability of these investments, but also because of the numerous benefits tied to the projects, including the ability to offset tax liabilities," said Nathan Homan, Principal at Wiser Capital. "Our platform provides seamless access to these benefits by identifying attractive projects and securely connecting all relevant participants in the funding, building, and long term management of these opportunities. And by serving as the active manager with a retained investment in each project, Wiser Capital provides additional confidence to new participants in this market."

The platform comprises a suite of powerful analytical tools, financial modeling and transaction services, sourcing potential project opportunities and objectively scoring the performance risk that any given project represents. All parties – from host facilities and system integrators to the investor - are linked by the platform's proven financial models and transaction structures, simplifying what has previously been a fragmented and opaque process fraught with inefficiencies.

The platform is the only software that evaluates a solar array sizing based on optimized economic value and financial savings for the Host Facility. It's the only platform that allows all project participants to auto-negotiate a power purchase agreement online and attract streamlined third-party finance that meets each stakeholder's criteria. Integrators can also model sales and project development opportunities in a way that makes sense for them. And the platform's unique functionality allows the integrator or host facility to take third party proposals they've gotten from other companies, and apply it against all the utility analytics they've developed on the platform.

"By streamlining the solar analytics, financial feasibility assessments and transaction services that drive the development of these projects, and by giving accredited investors an opportunity to view a marketplace of carefully vetted projects seeking funding, we are able to vastly accelerate and scale the market for commercial and distributed  PV developments," says Homan. "The result is more projects, more jobs, more sustainable energy, greater investor opportunity, and a boon to the economy and country as a whole."

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About Wiser Capital
Wiser Capital is a financial services firm based in Santa Barbara, Calif., that enables new sources of qualifying capital to participate in the funding of financially attractive, stable and secure sources of renewable energy, with an innovative direct investment vehicle for third-party financed medium-scale commercial photovoltaic (PV) energy projects. Wiser Capital facilitates growth in this market through its deployment of a proprietary, web-based online platform that provides robust, transformative and disruptive tools to accommodate the sales, development and financing sectors of the industry. For more information, please visit www.wisercapital.com.

Sara Zick
Jennifer Connelly Public Relations

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