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Solar Feasibility Study for Commercial Projects

Solar Feasibility Study Saves time and Creates Value Every day I speak with hard working commercial solar installers and developers who think they need project financing.  They’ve invested weeks of effort prospecting, qualifying, designing, engineering, presenting, proposing, negotiating… and they “just need financing” to seal the deal.  Problem is, they’ve often negotiated a deal that…

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Solar Finance Guide

  Today’s solar installers and developers are faced with a broad array of project finance options.  Exposing prospective clients to too many alternatives can confuse and delay a sale.  Fail to present the right option and you may lose a deal to the competition.  So we’ve written a Solar Finance Guide that installers and developers can share with prospects to focus…

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Georgia Solar PPA

Georgia Solar PPAs are now viable, thanks to the recently passed Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act (House Bill 57).  Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are the most common vehicle for financing commercial solar installations. Solar PPA legalization in Georgia will make it much easier for solar project developers and EPCs to generate new business. GEORGIA SOLAR PPA…

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Solar Tax Equity 101 – Calculating The ROI

Solar Tax Equity Investments 101 – How The ROI Works Tax Equity is a common part of solar project finance deals. Everyone knows “the Tax Equity Investor invests in the solar project and in exchange gets all the tax incentives.” This sounds great, but not everyone knows how this works. People regularly ask Greenzu *how*…

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Solar Tax Incentives Basics in 2015

Refresher On Solar Tax Incentives Two Key Federal Solar Tax Incentives Before digging into the mechanics of Tax Equity Investing, you must first understand the underlying solar tax incentives at play. There are two main Federal solar tax incentives: 30% Investment Tax Credit. The owner of a solar system is entitled to a 30% Investment…

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Solar PPA Protection in Foreclosure

Protecting Your Solar PPA From Seizure In Foreclosure Solar PPA developers recognize host facility foreclosure is their big risk. The impact of that risk is bigger than many PPAs realize. Unless your PPA is set up right, a foreclosure does not just mean lost revenue. The foreclosing bank may be entitled to keep the solar…

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Passive Activity for Tax Equity

Monetize Your Tax Bill with Solar Tax Equity Companies paying over $200,000 in income tax can turn their tax bill into a profitable short-term investment by becoming a “Tax Equity Investor” in a solar project. Large companies, like Google, have long been able to make tax credit investments. Meanwhile, mid-size companies were kept out because…

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Tax Equity Due Diligence

Solar Tax Equity Due Diligence Tips Companies large and small are beginning to invest in solar tax credit deals as a smart tax strategy. Although these investments are smart and relatively straightforward, Greenzu’s team finds itself frequently educating new tax equity investors on a few key deal points. These are not tips in how to…

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