February 21, 2014
SPI Solar ('SPI') (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic ('PV') solar developer, and privately held KDC Solar, based in Bedminster, NJ, together announced their agreement to jointly develop and own the Mountain Creek solar project in Vernon, New Jersey. The agreement, which also entails project administration requirements, enables both companies to move forward in completing the project, which calls for the design, development and build-out of multiple solar energy facilities at the Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey.
'The solar industry has adapted to changing demand and financing conditions, and SPI Solar is working on developing a strategy to evolve its business model in further downstream control with our long-term partner, KDC Solar,' said Charlotte Xi, president and global chief operating officer and interim chief financial officer.
'We are excited to continue to partner with SPI Solar on this important project,' said Alan Epstein, president and chief operating officer of KDC Solar. 'KDC Solar and SPI have enjoyed a solid working relationship while navigating changing conditions within our industry, and we look forward to examining other joint projects where we may be able to leverage each other's strengths in capturing additional opportunities in the solar market.'
In addition, both companies have also agreed to execute a project administration agreement covering the performance of services for the Mountain Creek project by SPI.
About SPI Solar (SOPW:OTCBB):
SPI Solar ('SPI') (Solar Power, Inc.) is a vertically integrated photovoltaic solar developer offering its own brand of high-quality, low-cost distributed generation and utility-scale solar energy facility development services. From project development, to project financing and to post-construction asset management, SPI delivers turnkey world-class photovoltaic solar energy facilities to its business, government and utility customers. For additional information visit: www.spisolar.com.
About KDC Solar LLC
KDC Solar is supported by an allocation of $225 million in equity from Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity fund with more than $1.8 billion of committed capital under management. KDC Solar is committed to using clean solar energy to provide economic stimulus and jobs in New Jersey. It currently operates 34 megawatts of "behind the meter" solar facilities at 9 different locations and is constructing and permitting 85 megawatt of "behind the meter" solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout New Jersey. KDC Solar supplies commercial, institutions and governments with significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. For more information, visit www.kdcsolar.com.
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For more information:
Contact person: Charlotte Xi, President & Global COO, Interim CFO
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Contact person: Alan M. Epstein, President & COO