SunEdison Reports First Quarter Results



Supplemental Definitions

Annualized Unlevered CAFD: 12 months of post-completion project operating cash flow, calculated as project revenue, inclusive of cash received directly or indirectly due to governmental incentive programs (including but not limited to feed-in-tariffs,  and sale or allocation of solar renewable energy credits, production tax credits, etc.), less project operating expenses but prior to interest payments for project level debt.

Backlog: A project that qualifies for pipeline that has an associated executed PPA, other executed off-take agreement, such as a feed-in-tariff, or an un-executed, alternative energy off-take agreement (i.e. hedge) in advanced stages of negotiation and in a liquid market where the off-take agreement is readily available.

Cash Available for Distribution (CAFD): A supplemental non-GAAP measure. This measurement is not recognized in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures of performance, including net income, net cash provided by (used in) operating activities or any other liquidity measure determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs

Delivered MW: The aggregate of Retained MW and 3rd Party Sales MW for the period.

Lead: An early stage project for which a potential customer or offtake has been identified.

MW: All references to watts (e.g., Megawatts, Gigawatts, MW, GW, etc.) refer to measurements of direct current, or "DC," with respect to solar generation assets, and measurements of alternating current, or "AC," with respect to wind generation assets. Represents the nameplate production capacity.  Nameplate capacity for solar projects represents the maximum generating capacity at standard test conditions of a facility.  Nameplate capacity for wind facilities represents the manufacturer's maximum nameplate generating capacity of each turbine multiplied by the number of turbines at a facility.

Pipeline: A project with either a signed or awarded PPA or other energy offtake agreement or that has achieved each of the following three items: a) site control, b) an identified interconnection point with an estimate of the interconnection costs, and c) a determination that there is a reasonable likelihood that an energy offtake agreement will be signed.

Qualified Lead: A project with an identified customer or offtake and more clearly identified characteristics including but not limited to governmental program qualification and interconnection point.

Retained MW: Represents the number of MW for completed projects and percentage of completion for projects under construction during that period that are associated with the expected receipt of ongoing cash flow due to control or contract with SunEdison, a subsidiary, or affiliate.

Retained Annualized Unlevered CAFD:  12 months of post-completion cash flows expected to be received by SunEdison, a subsidiary, or affiliate from Annualized Unlevered CAFD or other ongoing cash flows associated with Retained MW.

TERP Drops: Represents the number of MW for completed and operational projects that were dropped down to TerraForm during the period.

3rd Party Sales MW: Represents the number of MW for completed projects and percentage of completion for projects under construction during the period that will be sold to third parties. Also included are cash sales through channel partners including installations, kits, modules, solar water pumps, and other residential and small commercial equipment and system sales.

Under Construction: A project within pipeline and backlog, in various stages of completion, which is not yet operational.

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