NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns ratings to two note classes issued by Sunnova Sol II Issuer, LLC, Series 2020-2. The transaction is secured by the equity interests of the managing members in the related Project Companies that in the aggregate, own a portfolio of 13,610 leases, power purchase agreements (“PPA”), and EZ Pay PPAs (each a “Solar Service Agreement” or “SSA”), and four hedged solar renewable energy certificate (“SREC”) contracts, associated with residential solar photovoltaic installations (“PV Systems”) and battery units (“Energy Storage System”). Cash flow related to the portfolio is net of operations and maintenance expenses, administrative and insurance expenses, and any distributions to a tax equity investor per the organizational documents for each respective Project Company.
The total aggregate discounted solar asset balance (“ADSAB”), consisting of the discounted payments of the leases, PPAs, EZ Pay PPAs and SREC contracts is approximately $294.0 million. The securitization share of the ADSAB is approximately $268.2 million. The portfolio consists of 11.8% PPA, 50.1% EZ Pay PPA, and 35.9% lease agreements by ADSAB and approximately 11.4% PPAs, 57.0% EZ Pay PPAs, and 31.6% lease agreements by number of PV Systems. As of September 30, 2020, the weighted average remaining term of the SSAs was 291 months and the weighted average FICO of the underlying customers of the PV Systems was 741.
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