Ewing, New Jersey [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp. has announced that it has raised $35.64 million from The Quercus Trust in a private placement of 20,000 shares of WorldWater Series F Convertible Preferred Stock at a price of $1,782.00 per share. Each share of the Series F Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible into 1,000 shares of WorldWater common stock.
Quercus also received warrants to purchase 29 million additional shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.815. Complete terms of the transaction will be described in a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. With this agreement, the Quercus Trust and its affiliates will own approximately 24.1 percent of the equity ownership in WorldWater on a fully diluted basis.
“A portion of the financing will be utilized to complete the construction of our 50 MW production plant in Texas, which is vital to the many large awards we are now pursuing. The funds will also be used to hire staff, support global expansion, and bolster our R&D. WorldWater is clearly positioned for a strong 2008 and, with the acquisition of ENTECH now complete, ramping up to meet the rapidly-developing demand for solar energy worldwide,” said Quentin Kelly, CEO of WorldWater.