Greenskies Closes $82 Million Renewable Energy Deal with Rabobank

Press Release | Middletown, CT
August 16, 2016

Greenskies Renewable Energy has closed a multi-million-dollar deal to finance more than 60 commercial solar projects across a four-state region that will generate more than 26 megawatts of clean electricity, the company said.

Greenskies ( has partnered with a tax equity provider and Rabobank North America to create an $82 million renewable energy fund that will be used to finance large commercial solar projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, said Michael Silvestrini, Greenskies’ president and co-founder.

Greenskies is a Connecticut-based company that designs, builds and maintains solar photovoltaic systems for corporate clients, municipal and government agencies, educational institutions and utilities. The company owns and operates nearly 100 commercial and utility-scale solar projects throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. Solar installations designed and built by Greenskies have now produced more than 20 million kilowatt hours of electricity.

Rabobank ( is a global financial services leader, with nearly $1 trillion in assets, and is the highest rated private bank in the world. The bank provides wholesale and retail banking, project finance, leasing, and real estate services in 45 countries, and is a premier bank to the international food and agriculture industry, as well as a leading financier of solar, wind, bioenergy, and energy infrastructure projects. Since entering the American renewable energy arena in 2009, Rabobank has financed more than 6GW of renewable energy projects.