Making the right choice
Federal, state, and local incentives for the installation of solar-electric systems can underwrite the cost of a system by up to 100% and provide returns of 15%-25%. The question is, “Who should own the system and receive the greater part of the economic benefit?”
Direct ownership keeps more money in your hands
Owners typically receive a 3-5 year payback and 20-plus years of free power, drastically reducing operating expenses and adding to the value of their facilities, all while reducing carbon emissions and demonstrating a commitment to renewable energy. Owners can handle the minimal service and maintenance or outsource to Solar Nation at a cost of less than 4¢ per kWh with 3.5% annual escalations.
Third-party ownership required no investment and provides guaranteed low-cost power
Third-party ownership is available for credit-worthy organizations that cannot place the cost of a system on their balance sheets, that are not tax-paying entities, or that are not interested in owning a system. Third-party ownership requires no investment and allows organizations to reduce and stabilize operating expenses as they lower their carbon footprints. Customers typically enter into 20-year agreements to purchase power at a 20 to 30% reduction from current utility rates, providing long term power savings and a hedge against rising energy costs.
Solar Nation prepares financial models for each customer, detailing their options, and works closely with their financial advisors to design a solution that meets the customer’s power-usage and financial needs.
Our goal is to find the right solar solution for you.
The public trust
Solar Nation is dedicated to providing our clients, and the public who ultimately bears the cost for incentives, with solutions that will provide the best return on their investment.
- Cleaner environment
- Stronger businesses
- With more employees
- Climbing more mountains
Tax-paying customers that can take full advantage of the available incentives can usually buy a system with little or no cash up front, receive payback on their investment within the first five years, and receive free power for the remaining 20 years of the warranted life of their solar array.
Tax-exempt organizations and companies that cannot place the cost of a system on their balance sheets can have systems installed under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with no investment.