KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Sunnova Sol Issuer, LLC, Series 2020-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to two note classes issued by Sunnova Sol Issuer, LLC, Series 2020-1. 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 17,804 leases, power purchase agreements (“PPA”), and EZ Pay PPAs (each a “Solar Service Agreement” or “SSA”), and six hedged solar renewable energy certificate (“SREC”) contracts, associated with residential solar photovoltaic installations (“PV Systems”). 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 contract is approximately $360.8 million. The securitization share of the ADSAB is approximately $337.1 million. The portfolio consists of 33.3% leases, 14.8% PPAs, 48.3% EZ Pay PPA by ADSAB, and approximately 33.4% leases, 15.6% PPAs, 51.0% EZ Pay PPA by count. The weighted average original tenor of the lease agreements is 300 months and the weighted average remaining term of the agreements is 281 months. The weighted average FICO of the underlying customers of the PV Systems is 740.





Initial Principal Balance

Class A Notes


A- (sf)



Class B Notes


BB- (sf)




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