NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Wind, a recognized leader in distributed-scale wind energy project development through its WindLease™ platform, announced today that it has secured a project financing commitment from Pacific Rim Capital, Inc., a leading equipment leasing company, based in Irvine, CA. This funding enables United Wind to continue to offer consumer-scaled wind turbines with no upfront cost for customers seeking to reduce their electricity costs today and into the future.
“We’ve seen unprecedented consumer demand for our WindLease™ offering. In fact, we’ve signed up more than 20 WindLease™ customers in September alone. Pacific Rim Capital’s project financing commitment enables United Wind to continue to offer zero upfront cost wind energy systems to property owners seeking to save meaningfully on their electricity bills,” said Russell Tencer, Co-Founder and CEO of United Wind.
With this financing, United Wind will be primarily installing projects in Western and Central New York State, a desirable location for distributed-scale wind turbines due to strong wind resources and above average energy prices. “We like the project and see this as an asset class where we can generate the investment returns that we need while participating in a socially important activity. This fits neatly into Pacific Rim Capital’s corporate philosophy and goals,” explains David Mirsky, CEO of Pacific Rim Capital, Inc. “We are delighted to begin our partnership with United Wind and expect this to be a long and fruitful relationship.”
About United Wind
United Wind is a leading provider of low-cost electricity through its unique WindLease™ program, which enables property owners and mid-sized businesses to immediately capitalize and save on their energy costs by leasing a distributed-scale wind turbine and lock in their rates to protect against rising energy prices.
About Pacific Rim Capital, Inc.
Pacific Rim Capital, Inc. is a global financial services company that provides equipment leasing and asset management services to the world’s largest and most prestigious companies. PRC is the United States’ largest independent lessor of material handling equipment. The company was established in 1990 and is located in Irvine, California.