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New River Project

New River Project is a utility-scale solar and energy storage (power plant) project
located in Florida and currently in development by Solariant Capital


This offering was facilitated by our third-party Broker Dealer, Andes Capital. For additional details on this offering, please visit their webpage here regarding the New River Project.

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Project summary

  • Technology

    PV + BESS

    • 100 MWdc (75 MWac) photovoltaic solar on single-axis trackers
    • Up to 70 MW, 2-hour (140 MWh) battery energy storage
    • Site: 500 acres in Bradford County, Florida
    • Generation: 203,152 MWh in the first year
  • Carbon offset

    159,000 tons

    • Annual carbon offset: more than 159,000 tons of CO2
    • Equivalent to over 31,000 cars taken off the road or
    • Equivalent to over 15,000 homes powered
  • ProjectStatus

    Under development

    • Began development: Q2 2020
    • Expected completion (exit/sale*): Q4 2024 (in 18-21 months)
    • Completed: site control and title search, feasibility studies, site design and preliminary engineering, utility grid interconnection application
    • In Process: permitting, detailed engineering, offtake agreement, utility grid interconnection studies and agreement, EPC and O&M agreements

More about the solar industry

Investing in solar projects

Investors are investing in a project company that owns a solar energy project. This solar energy project is under development, which means all of the planning that is needed to entitle or prepare the project for construction and operation of the solar power plant. Once the development is completed, the project is potentially sold (pre-construction) to a long-term owner and operator, who constructs and operates the solar power plant.

Proceeds from the sale* of the project or project company are then distributed to the investors – first, a return of the invested capital and then a pro rata share of the potential profits from the sale* according to the investor’s ownership percentage.
A 3D model of green land strips lined up one behind the other with 3 blue solar panels sitting on top of them
Solar energy project development is a well-defined process
and has been around for several decades; therefore, an experienced developer understands the process and is able to effectively mitigate most development risks. While this is not a new product and it does not require product marketing efforts to generate income, there are project development risks, which are detailed in the knowledge base page.
Top reasons to invest
  • 1. Direct access to solar project ownership – investors will own shares or units of solar projects in the U.S., an asset class traditionally reserved for institutional, accredited investors and private equity funds.
  • 2. Acceleration of renewable energy deployment – the speed of renewable energy deployment is critical in effectively combating global climate change. By providing access to a wider pool of development capital, developers are empowered to pursue an increased number of renewable energy projects.
  • 3. Experienced developer – Solariant Capital is an experienced renewable energy developer with more than 10 years of renewable energy project development experience.
  • 4. Diversification to your portfolio – provides potential diversification benefits to your portfolio.

New River Solar Project

The New River Solar Project is a utility-scale solar (100MWdc) and energy storage (140MWh) (power plant) project located in Bradford County, Florida. The project is currently in development by Solariant Capital, an experienced developer with more than 10 years of development experience and a portfolio of projects in the U.S., Japan and the Philippines.

New River will provide clean electricity to Florida’s electric grid, which benefits all power consumers by adding new power supply and helping stabilize electricity prices.
A green 3D model of the Florida peninsula with accurate topography with solar panels and solar power storage facilities strewn across it
  • Battery energy storage connected to New River can harnesses excess solar energy generation efficiently and offers resiliency during disruptions in supply and demand for electricity
  • Florida’s primary source of electricity is natural gas, presenting a prime opportunity to replace and supplement GHG-intensive power generation
  • The New River Solar Project is currently in the utility interconnection queue for approval in Florida with an expected construction start date in Q4 2024.
  • The New River Solar Project’s proximity to the point of interconnection with the grid should translate into reasonable facility and network upgrade requirements. These upgrades are the cost of interconnecting with the grid and typically represent a major cost variable for power plants.
  • Transmission studies in the area previously showed ample available capacity for the grid to accommodate the New River Solar Project
  • The development, future operation, and maintenance of the New River Solar project is an investment in the local community and provides impactful opportunities for economic development, tax revenue, and job creation across multiple sectors

Florida solar market

Today, solar still only accounts for approximately 5% of Florida’s electricity generation, leaving plenty of room for continued growth.
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  • 3rd in the U.S. with approximately 9.8 GW in total installed capacity
  • $13.6 billion in total solar investment in Florida through Q3 2022
  • Solar Energy Industry Association projects growth of 10 GW (2x installed capacity as of Q3 2022) in additional capacity over the next 5 years
  • In Q3 2022 alone, Florida installed 150 MWdc of residential solar
  • Price of solar has decreased by 52% over the last 10 years
  • "Florida Renewables Assessment Study" report indicates solar energy systems are cost competitive under various energy scenarios in the future

* The sale or exit of the project cannot be guaranteed and if there is a sale or exit, a price cannot be guaranteed as several factors such as but not limited to market, economic conditions, and availability of buyers may affect the ability to exit the project.

About the team

  • Daniel Kim

    Managing director

  • Kevin Kohlstedt

    Head of U.S. renewables development

  • Andy Cerrato

    Development manager

  • Eric Kang

    Director of finance

  • Leesa Nayudu

    VP of power marketing

  • Jacob Wilson

    Assistant director of engineering


TRC (Third-Party) Technical Due Diligence Report

Project development status

Solariant Capital team members are successful, experienced project managers and developers that can effectively manage and develop projects. Learn more

This project is 50%in progress
    Site control and feasibility
    Natural resource studies
    Preliminary engineering
    Power marketing
    Detail engineering/constructability
  • informationThe project’s current status is outlined in the TRC report. For a detailed breakdown you can download the document .

Project timeline

* The sale or exit of the project cannot be guaranteed and if there is a sale or exit, a price cannot be guaranteed as several factors such as but not limited to market, economic conditions, and availability of buyers may affect the ability to exit the project.

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