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Friday, July 18, 2014

Shares of TerraForm Power rise 35 percent in debut, (NYSE: SUNE)

Shares of TerraForm Power Inc, created by SunEdison Inc to own and operate its solar power plants, rose as much as 35 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $3.2 billion. TerraForm Power's IPO raised about $502.5 million after the offering of 20.1 million shares was priced at $25 per share, at the higher end of its expected price range.The company's shares opened at $33.36 and rose to a high of $33.70 on the Nasdaq on Friday.TerraForm will operate as a "yield co" - a way for solar companies to bundle existing solar power plants and spin them off.Yield cos own and operate solar assets under long-term power-purchase agreements with utilities and any cash generated is paid out as dividends, with the remainder being re-invested in new plants.

SunEdison Inc, formerly MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Shares of SUNE traded higher by 3.81% or $0.875/share to $23.86. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $6.24 and as high as $24.35. On average, 13312000 shares of SUNE exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 7106372.