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FINANCING OPTIONS

Universal Solar Navigates Financing and Incentives to Maximize Solar Returns for Customers.

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To maximize the benefits of solar energy, advanced technology must be matched with optimal financing and incentives. Universal Solar applies unmatched solar energy industry expertise to manage the complexity of financing for our customers. Our strong financial relationships and deep knowledge of federal, state and local tax incentives enable us to ensure that each customer receives maximum return from solar energy.

Universal Solar helps customers navigate the wide array of available incentives, including:

  • Federal investment tax credits
  • State tax credits and incentives
  • Local rebate programs (PBIs, etc.)
  • Renewable energy credits
  • Other programs
  • Purchase – or companies with available capital expense budgets, this is the easiest and most convenient way to obtain a solar system as there will be no additional paperwork or credit requirements. By purchasing a system, your business will receive the federal and state tax credits and rebates as well as the benefits from accelerated depreciation.
  • Traditional Financing – We can arrange financing for your solar purchase either through a third party financier or a line of credit through your current lender. Down payments can be as low as 10% with terms between 2-10 years. Your business will receive the federal and state tax credits and rebates as well as the benefits from accelerated depreciation.
  • Tax Lease – Under a tax lease, our financial partners will pay for the system and lease it back to you over an determined period of time. At the end of the lease you can purchase the system at FMV (fair market value). This requires Zero money down, and can usually be tailored so that your lease payment is less than the cost of the energy being offset, thus providing positive cash flow from Day 1. Because our financial partner is purchasing the system, it will receive the federal and state tax credits and rebates as well as the benefits from accelerated depreciation.
  • Capital Lease – Under a capital lease, our financial partners will finance the cost of the system over a determined period of time. At the end of the lease you purchase the system for $1. A down payment is typically required on these leases. The monthly payments will be less than the cost of the energy being offset, and your business will receive the federal & state tax credits and rebates as well as the benefits from accelerated depreciation.
  • Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) – With a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), property owners have zero upfront expense and realize positive cash flow from Day 1. With a PPA, Universal Solar finances and installs the complete solar energy system. Universal Solar then enters into a contractual agreement to sell the electricity produced by the system to the property owner at a discount from the current utility rate. In addition, the yearly rate escalation is locked in at a rate less than what the utility company typically raises its rates.

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Additionally, Universal Solar’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) solutions enable customers to realize cost savings with no up-front cost. Under these agreements, Universal Solar deploys and manages solar solutions, and the customer agrees to purchase the power generated at a savings over other power sources.

While Universal Solar did not invent the PPA, we reinvented the way a PPA should perform by providing a variety of acquisition models – from cash sales to equipment leases. In some cases, we’ll even rent your roof and sell power to the local utility. In every case, Universal Solar professionals work with you to design the model most effective for your financial objectives and your unique property.

Universal Solar’s experience means that retail organizations can rest assured that they’re getting the most out of their solar energy solutions. Learn more about the unique benefits of Universal Solar services for businesses.

Value of the Universal Solar PPA:

  • Cost competitive KWh price over the long term
  • Predictable MWh generation all year around, based on reliable technology and proven expertise
  • High price visibility up to 30 years, offering a natural commodity price hedge (the sun is free!)
  • Green: allowing significant reduction in carbon footprint
  • Quick: electricity available within 6 months of obtaining planning permission
  • Onsite generation at connection point, ensuring zero technical loss
  • DC supply possible according to client’s specific needs

In the competitive retail space, the top priority is the bottom line. A global leader in solar energy services and technology, Universal Solar has created innovative and effective solar programs being able to deliver multiple megawatts of clean power while employing a wide range of financing and installation options to fit individual business needs.

The trick is designing, financing and implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in a manner that meets the specific needs of an individual retailer. With the ability to customize each solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) towards the specific client, Universal is able to applied this financial strength to enable our customers to take advantage of solar energy with no capital costs required.

As a retail commercial organization, you make up a significant portion of the solar rooftop potential in your state(s). Whether your company is regional or national, you can leverage your footprint to save significantly on your energy