Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Mosaic Solar Loan Trust 2021-1 ("Mosaic 2021-1"), an asset-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of residential solar loans.
The collateral pool of Mosaic 2021-1 will include approximately $350.0 million of residential solar loans, which composes of $225.0 million in loans at closing and $125.0 million in additional prefunded solar loans. The preliminary ratings reflect the initial credit enhancement levels ranging from 44.58% for the Class A notes to 6.58% for the Class D notes.
Solar Mosaic, Inc. ("Mosaic" or the "Company") is a California-based specialty finance company focused on originating and servicing consumer loans used for the purchase of residential solar systems. Mosaic was founded in 2011 and began originating residential solar system loans in June 2014. Mosaic originates loans to mostly prime credit quality homeowners through its partnerships with more than 400 active approved solar system installers/dealers. The Company directly originates loans in 48 states and the District of Columbia through its state lending licenses where required, and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia through lending partnerships with financial institutions.
KBRA applied its Global General Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities, Global Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology, and its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool and the proposed capital structure. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of Mosaic, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.
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