SunSource Energy Raises Fund from SBICAP Neev Fund via PE Investment

This investment would be used in developing solar project assets in states with low levels of capital investment, namely Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

Solar energy products supplier, SunSource Energy Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount from the Neev Fund, which is a joint venture between SBI and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) , through private equity investments.

The company said that this investment would be used in developing solar project assets in states with low levels of capital investment, namely Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

Commenting on the investment,  SunSource Energy, CEO and Co-Founder, Adarsh Das said, “We are proud to partner with the Neev Fund and come closer to our vision of making clean energy and technology a simple choice for all organizations. Our focus on environmentally sustainable solar energy solutions is fully aligned with Neev’s focus on under-invested states. We look forward to deploying this capital into solar assets in these states, and significantly contribute to the sustainable development of these states.”

Speaking on the investment, UK DFID India, Head, Gavin McGillivray said, “We are pleased that Neev Fund is the first investor in SunSource. The investment will help the company grow in India’s under-invested states. This and our other investments in renewables contribute to meeting the ambitious targets set by Government of India. They also signal the UK’s commitment to green growth and tackling climate change.”

This is Neev fund’s fourth investment, and Varsha Purandare, MD, and CEO of SBICAPS noted that “Neev Fund has been a highly successful partnership between SBI and the DFID of UK, having made a meaningful impact in India’s low-income states and a model fund for future funds by SBI/SBICAPS.”

“We are delighted to partner with Kushagra and Adarsh, who using their solar expertise have created a fast-growing company. We look forward to working closely with them to enable their vision of being a leading solar developer in India.” said Manav Bansal, Chief Executive Officer of the Neev Fund.

Kushagra Nandan, President, and Co-Founder of SunSource Energy concluded “Consistently outperforming is a vital step to grow in today’s competitive world. Collaborations like these help SunSource reduce our Clients’ costs and deliver effective solutions. We are excited to join the SBI Group in service to our nation, while simultaneously meeting the human development and access to clean energy goals of DFID.”

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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