As a preparation for Solar Asset Management North America 2016, Solarplaza has tracked down the 15 largest solar PV plant and portfolio transactions that took place in North America.
For every transaction, we collected information about seller, buyer, value of the transaction, project size and number of plants (if a portfolio transaction), country and deal date.
Some quick observations about the data shown in the table:
- Canadian Solar is the most represented company, appearing 5 times as the seller and only once as the buyer. This makes it the most 'active' company in the North American secondary market, according to this overview.
- TerraForm Power is represented in the list 4 times, always as the buyer and in one occasion buying from its mother company SunEdison.
- Despite the big difference in market size between US and Canada, 7 out of 15 transactions are related to Canadian assets. This could indicate this market has, so far, shown more favorable conditions for secondary market transactions.
As a side note, please be aware some transaction values are rough estimations, based on average known transaction values for other plants of similar size.