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Recognizing & Eliminating
Potential PPA Risks

Investment risk

Investment Risk for InvestorsGreenzu solar micro-utility project are structured to reduce investment risk while providing 20 years of steady energy payments with as little effort and operational costs for you as possible. We do this by eliminating potential risks through our front-end due diligence, stable partnerships, and outstanding solar systems.

Below are a few common risks associate with solar investments and how we guard against them:

Built-In Safeguards:
Everything From The Worst Case To Minor Hassles


What if ….


… Greenzu’s risk mitigation measures


What if:
…The host customer's building is seized in foreclosure?

Greenzu's proprietary solar design is specifically built to be quickly repossessed and redeployedelsewhere.We will not work with host customers without good credit.  We do not simply check credit, we also analyze:

  • 3 years of tax returns
  • Financial statements, requiring upward revenue trends
  • Business formation, franchise, and distributorship agreements
  • Industry references
Building Goes Dark:

What if:
…The host customer moves out, with no one left to buy electricity?

Greenzu will not sign a PPA with a tenant.  The building owner must agree to purchase the energy directly, though the energy can be sold back to the tenant.Only buildings in high-demand real estate areasare eligible to be a host customer.  That way if the owner moves out, we know another business will quickly take his place.After 2 weeks, the micro-utility has the choice to repossess the system and install it at another customer site.
Darkness during roof repairs:

What if:
…The system stops producing energy for 3 weeks while the roof is replaced?

Greenzu's tough roof condition standardsfilter out many interested customers.  We filter out roofs likely to need substantial repair during the PPA, by requiring:

  • Roofs with 15 years of useable life left (i.e. under 8 yrs old)
  • Roofs without signs of leaks, ponding or prior repairs
  • Roofs made of proven durable materials like built-up asphalt, metal, or concrete
Asset Destruction:

What if:
…A hail storm destroys the panels?

Micro-utilities carry separate property insurancecovering wind damage.Host customers are also required to carry property, general liability, and workman's comp insurance.
Installation Problems

What if:
…The solar installers cut a hole in the host customer's roof on accident?

California legally requires all solar installers and equipment carry strong warranties and guarantees to be eligible for the rebate.  They include:

  • 10 year warranty on workmanship
  • 5 year warranty of roof leaks

Greenzu only works with proven, financially stable installers, that we can trust will be around for 10 years to back-up their guarantees.

Solar Performance Degrades:

What if:
…The panels produce less and less energy a year?

Greenzu solar panels are warranteed to maintain 80% outputfor 20 years.The micro-utility cash flow also covers regular preventative maintenance and system cleaning to keep performance high.Owners can set up a reserve from cash flows to budget for the inverter replacement after the 10 year warranty expires.

Every micro-utility installation employs the following risk mitigation strategies:

Credit Worthy Hosts:

Your micro-utility will be there for 20 years so we select host customers that we can count on to pay their energy bills for 20 years. We choose only high-quality host facilities with good credit histories in high-demand real estate zones.

Top Tier Partners:

We evaluate each of our partners – from product manufacturers to installers – to ensure that they pass our standards for quality and reliable warranties.

Redeployable Systems:

Our systems are designed to go on to a host facility’s roof quickly and easily. They can be just as easily removed and redeployed should the host fail to purchase electricity from the solar system.

Removal and Salvage Value:

Once the term of the PPA has been satisfied, the equipment can be either sold to the host facility, or easily removed and sold on the solar market.