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Download the 27-Page Guide to Best Practices for Financing Commercial Solar Projects 

Here are the articles in this bundle. These resources are for solar contractors that need to expand into the commercial market.

  1. SRECs vs FITs. You need to understand the difference between SRECs and FITs and how assumptions around programs will impact project economics. 
  2. The Development of PPAs. PPAs create revenue needed to finance any commercial solar proejct. Learn what investors are you looking at to buy a project with a PPA, the timeline and structure of PPAs, and what the host client must look like
  3. Solar Leasing Structure. There are many types of solar leasing structures. Learn the pros and cons of each to determine what's the best in each specific situation. 

BONUS: When you download this guide, you'll be sent 60 minutes of video that answers these questions:

  1. How do you explain pre-tax vs. post-tax ROI with regards to ITC?  How do you illustrate pre/post tax IRR with regards to tax equity investors?
  2. Is it reasonable to assume that it would be possible to execute a master PPA with a large corporate entity that has multiple sites in various geographic locations, then the site-specific details could become addenda to that master contract?  
  3. Can you discuss a sample of a Flip structured LLC for a commercial PPA? 
  4. What arrangements should be made with the Owner/Lessor of Commercial Roof space, when negotiating a PPA. Would the PV system Owner be better served by a.) negotiating a % of net income or b.) Agreeing to pay the Owner a flat rate?  And, if a “”flat rate”", how would one calculate this?? When negotiating a PPA with a Lessor (site Owner); what position should one take, when the Lessor requires renting the solar site?  Should this rent be a percentage of the net profits or a flat fee? When negotiating a PPA with a Lessor (site Owner); what position should one take, when the Lessor requires renting the solar site?  Should this rent be a percentage of the net profits or a flat fee?
  5. What are the risk associated with a PPA for the investor and a non-profit client? 
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