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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Mosaic Solar Loan Trust 2022-2

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NEW YORK, August 01, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Mosaic Solar Loan Trust 2022-2 ("Mosaic 2022-2"), an asset-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of residential solar loans.

The collateral pool of Mosaic 2022-2 will include approximately $325 million of residential solar loans. The preliminary ratings reflect the initial credit enhancement levels ranging from 53.05% for the Class A notes to 7.12% for the Class D notes.

Solar Mosaic LLC ("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 as a limited liability company in Colorado in 2010, converted to a Delaware corporation in 2011 and converted to a Delaware limited liability company in 2021. Mosaic disburses funds directly to installers (or their designees), equal to the system cost minus installer discounts. This discount depends on the loan term and dealer agreements and is generally netted out proportionately with each disbursement to the installer/dealer. Mosaic 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 institution.

KBRA applied its General Global Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities as well as its Consumer Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology, Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology. In applying the methodologies, KBRA analyzed Mosaic’s portfolio pool data, underlying collateral pool and proposed capital structure under stressed cash flow assumptions. KBRA considered its operational review of Mosaic, as well as periodic update calls with the Company. Operative agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.

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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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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider.

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Melvin Zhou, Managing Director (Lead Analyst)
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Michael Polvere, Associate Director
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Eric Neglia, Senior Managing Director
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Rosemary Kelley, Senior Managing Director (Rating Committee Chair)
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