Environmental Business Initiatives

Harnessing the Southern California
sun to light up 75,000 homes.

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Environmental Business Initiatives

Making inroads into sub-Saharan Africa
with innovative carbon financing.

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Environmental Business Initiatives

Shining a light on military homes.

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Environmental Business Initiatives

Clean, affordable, homegrown
Energy is a breeze in lllinois.

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Environmental Business Initiatives

LED technology illuminates households in sub-Saharan Africa

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Generating clean, renewable energy with breakthrough financial solutions

We are proud to deliver strategic advisory services and innovative financing that helps create an abundance of clean energy for many years to come.

Take a close look at our clean energy commitment.

Exelon Clean Energy Portfolio

When one of the nation's leading competitive energy providers approached Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help expand its clean energy portfolio, we helped them create one of the world's largest solar photovoltaic projects. The up to $1.4 billion project is expected to light up approximately 75,000 average homes and displace carbon emissions equivalent to 30,000 cars annually.

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CleanStar Mozambique

Low income households in sub-Saharan Africa now have a clean, safe alternative to charcoal cooking fuel. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is helping to finance an integrated food, energy and forest protection business through a multimillion dollar carbon-financing agreement. The agreement supports a network of retail shops and sales agents that distribute clean cookstoves and bottled liquid cooking fuel.

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Project SolarStrong

The largest residential solar power financing facility in U.S. history is also a source of jobs for veterans and military families. With help from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, thousands of military residences will have rooftop solar panels, which require a workforce to install, operate and maintain. The effort will generate clean renewable power for military homes around the country and eliminate thousands of tons of annual carbon dioxide emissions.

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Pioneer Trail Wind Farm

Clean energy, new tax revenues, job creation and local income are fanning across central Illinois as a result of the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, operated by E.ON Climate & Renewables. Bank of America Merrill Lynch helped finance this clean power generation facility with a $150 million investment that provides more than 150 megawatts of power and supports the local Illinois economy.

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Nuru Energy

A unique mix of microfinance and carbon finance in East Africa is helping to generate income for entrepreneurs while illuminating homes with clean, affordable LED lighting systems. Financial solutions from Bank of America Merrill Lynch provide working capital for Nuru and start-up capital for micro-finance entrepreneurs. Nuru also benefits from emerging market expertise and equity from discussions with strategic investors.

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Awards & Recognition

  • BioEnergy Finance Transaction of the Year
    Environmental Finance Magazine, 2012
  • Special Commendation in Sustainable Investment of the Year Category
    Financial Times, 2012
  • U.S. Deal of the Year
    Energy Risk Magazine, 2012
  • #2 Greenest Banks
    Bloomberg Markets, 2012
  • Excellence in Renewable Energy, Finance Innovation of the Year
    Renewable Energy World, 2012
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