SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Borqs Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRQS, “Borqs”, or the “Company”), a global provider of 5G wireless solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and innovative clean energy, with global operations in the U.S., India and China, today announced that it has received strategic funding of $16 million for growth of its solar plus energy storage business in the markets outside of Hawaii particularly in California, and also for development of 5G mobile devices. The investment reflects the recognition of the Company’s ESG strategy by the investors and will further strengthen and reinforce the Company’s growth.
The majority of this financing is led by TDR Capital Pty Limited, a private equity fund in Australia that focuses on emerging companies in various industries including solar. The funds raised will be used mainly for expansion of the Company’s subsidiary, Holu Hou Energy LLC’s (HHE) business in mainland U.S., starting with California, including participation in power purchase agreements (PPA), which is the financing structure usually associated with multiple-unit residential solar solutions. Investors/owners of the PPA pay for the installation of complete hardware and software systems and receive utility usage payment streams directly from residents for up to 20 years, as well as enjoy significant income tax credits from the U.S. federal government. Participating in the PPA may generate recurring revenue for the Company in the cases where utility rates are high enough to offer favorable margins from our solar+storage solutions. Recent global events have significantly bumped up electricity rates in densely populated areas such as Northern and Southern California.
HHE, the Company’s solar subsidiary, has propriety technology to allow sharing of power at the direct current (DC) level which allow significant savings in hardware costs among the multiple residents as compared to single family users. Our energy-sharing model can greatly increase ROI for multi-family property owners while reducing hardware installation costs. To view a video clip of a HHE’s recent completed project, go to
HHE has unique product offerings specifically for the multifamily residential market with proprietary software that intelligently manages energy-sharing among residents of multifamily properties. Based on the report produced by FreddieMac, the multifamily market has grown into record-breaking levels in 2021, and is expected to remain strong nationwide in 2022.
For details on the terms of the fundraise, please see the Company’s 6-K filing with the SEC.
About Borqs Technologies, Inc.
Borqs Technologies is a global leader in software and products for the IoT, providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions. Borqs has achieved leadership and customer recognition as an innovative end-to-end IoT solutions provider leveraging its strategic chipset partner relationships as well as its broad software and IP portfolio. Borqs’ unique strengths include its Android and Android Wear Licenses which enabled the Company to develop a software IP library covering chipset software, Android enhancements, domain specific usage and system performance optimization, suitable for large and low volume customized products, and is also currently in development of 5G products for phones and hotspots. The Company acquired controlling shares of the solar energy storage system entity, Holu Hou Energy LLC, in October 2021.
About Holu Hou Energy, LLC
Holu Hou Energy, LLC, a Delaware Corporation, brings state-of-the-art renewable energy and energy storage systems to the Single-Family Residential, Multi-Dwelling Unit Residential and Commercial building markets. With operations in California, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Shanghai, HHE engineers proprietary storage system and control platform solutions, including a breakthrough “HHE Energy Share” technology that is key to development of the Multi-Dwelling Unit Residential housing market. HHE is a vital partner for investors and asset owners that are seeking ESG solutions. For more information, visit www.holuhou.com
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