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Posts Tagged ‘Solar’

Sell Your Solar Project

The new tax code creates strong incentives to sell operating solar projects The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has created a new opportunity to sell your solar project for cash.  Helio Micro Utility is acquiring operational solar projects and portfolios.   You receive all benefits of solar energy without the ownership headaches.  And, you…

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Solar Tax Cut

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 amounts to a generous solar tax cut, and dramatically improves the market and economics for commercial-scale project developers, EPCs, customers, and many financiers. Indeed, the tax incentives are so compelling that I’ll just refer to it here as the Solar Tax Cut.  But change can hurt,…

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Solar Tax Lease

Commercial Solar Lease – affordable ITC-subsidized financing for smaller solar projects

Commercial Solar Lease uses the Investment Tax Credit to reduce financing costs Helio Micro Utility, the leading independent energy advisory serving solar developers, EPCs and electrical contractors, is unveiling a ITC-friendly commercial solar lease – a simple operating lease that uses tax benefits to reduce payments.  Finally – Commecial Solar Lease makes small solar affordable Our…

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Top 3 Reasons Why Solar Feasibility Study Saves Time and Creates Value

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 Financing Guide

Going Solar is easy, paying for it is hard. So, Helio mU has crafted a Solar Financing Guide to narrow your options. Please click here to see the complete guide. The Decision to Go Solar is Easy… Click to see the full Solar Financing Guide Making the decision to go solar is relatively easy.  It usually it…

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Bonus Depreciation on Solar Projects – Explained

What is Bonus Depreciation? Bonus Depreciation is good news for solar stakeholders.  This article details how the return of 50% Bonus Depreciation will impact project economics. MACRS Depreciation on a $1 Million Solar Project Assume you have a solar project valued at $1 million.  The taxable basis is reduced by half of the 30% Investment Tax…

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California Community Choice Aggregation takes off

California Community Choice Aggregation programs are generating attractive revenue streams and acquisition pricing for solar project developers. Community Choice Aggregation programs allow local governments and special districts to aggregate and offset electricity loads for local residents, businesses and municipalities via power purchased from independent solar power producers. These programs work in partnership with existing utilities…

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Georgia Solar PPA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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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Net Metering with Solar

Net Metering Is a system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators transfer surplus power onto the electricity grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility. Net Metering with Solar The charts below illustrate how Net Metering works with a solar PV.  When the sun’s shining the solar…

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Departing CPUC Commissioner advocates for Solar and Net Metering

Mark J. Ferron announced that he will be stepping down from his role as a Commissioner at the California CPUC for personal health reasons.   His thoughtful and candid final statement is worthy reading for those concerned with California’s energy future.   I’ve extracted below the two excerpts best related to this blog, Solar and Net Metering: Support…

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Three Compelling Reasons to Go Solar Now

What holds homeowners back from using solar to reduce outrageous electrical bills?  Most property owners know solar is good for the environment, good for local U.S. economies and good for lowering their electric bills, which they also know from experience will keep climbing higher. Here are three things they also should know:  (1) The price…

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Setting the Record Straight on Solar Financing Through HERO

By Tyler Michael, Sales Manager/Southern California HelioPower Solar Inc. Recently, I read an article in the local paper about the Western Riverside Council of Government’s (WRCOG) new Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program (HERO). As a long-time professional in the solar industry, I was delighted to see that many of the former obstacles that made similar…

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