Corporate Banking Project Finance

Project Finance

Bring long-term, innovative climate tech and infrastructure projects to life with a team of experts dedicated to crafting the right financing solutions that support positive environmental change.

We support a broad spectrum of clients and innovation projects

Experience and industry knowledge across a wide range of sectors in the clean tech, climate tech and sustainability industry, including solar, wind, battery storage, fuel cell, utility storage and more.

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A leader in project finance innovation


Commitments to date¹


Of community solar financings to date led or participated in by SVB²


Years of experience supporting project finance deals in climate tech

Trusted partner with a proven track record

Sunrun Mars
195 MW residential solar portfolio

$265M term loan and LC facilities, SVB as coordinating lead arranger, admin agent and hedge provider.
AES DE Holdings VII
215 MW community solar portfolio

$301M term loan and LC facilities, SVB as coordinating lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent.
RAD Energy Solutions
Financing a portfolio of 32.9MW ​fuel cell projects

$133.9M term loan and LC facility, SVB as sole coordinating lead arranger, sole book runner and admin agent.
Sun Stream II
Financing of 150MW utility scale solar located in AZ

$131.9M Term loan LC facility, SVB as coordinating lead arranger and admin agent.
Soltage Iris
Financing of 109MW community ​solar portfolio​

$131.5M construction-to-term loan and LC facility, SVB as sole coordinating lead arranger and admin agent.
Boralex Portfolio Solar Acquisition
Acquisition of 288MW utility scale solar projects

$177.7M term loan and LC facility, SVB as mandated lead arranger and ​ hedge provider.
Galileo 3
166MW residential solar portfolio​

$290M term loan ​and LC facilities, SVB as sole lead arranger, admin agent​ and hedge provider.
Sunrun Luna
Warehouse financing of 13,000 residential solar ​and battery storage systems

$800M ​revolving loan facility, SVB as lender and ​hedge provider.

Project finance innovators

SVB supports change-makers. While each may have different technologies, the one thing they have in common is creating solutions that influence positive change. ​Read their case studies to discover their unique innovations and how SVB has supported their growth.
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Fuel cell project holds promise for reliable distributed electricity
  • “SVB has been a trusted financial business partner. They understand the complexity of our industry, they come to the table with financial and risk management solutions to support large-scale, time-intensive projects and we look forward to working together on our upcoming deployments.”​

    Ory Moussaieff
    Co-founder, Daroga
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Renewable energy company works to save the planet one project at a time
  • “The SVB Project Finance team has been an important financial partner and lead arranger for our large-scale energy initiatives. The team is very collaborative, has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and connections to get the funding needed for our next big project.”​

    Paul Gaynor
    CEO, Longroad Energy


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Advancing residential solar to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • “SVB understands our business and the energy industry in which we operate and has been an important partner in Sunrun’s success.”​

    Ed Fenster
    Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Sunrun

Championing leading-edge projects

Access intelligent, flexible financing structures that support the delivery of large projects and mitigate risk.

Construction financing

Structure, fund and monitor the construction of projects.

Tax-equity bridge loans

Bridge financing to the commitment of tax equity investments.

Back-leverage debt financing

Creative term loans leveraging the sponsors' cash flows from the project.

Loan syndications and agency

Top-rated syndications desk to help distribute products to partner banks.

Unitranche financing

Connect with SVB Capital to create hybrid loan structures for a project's capital stack combining senior and subordinated tranches into a single structure.

Aggregation facilities

Short-term warehousing of projects prior to long-term refinancing.

Meet the Project Finance leadership team


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