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We design and install commercial solar energy solutions that help property owners lock in low energy costs, reduce operating expenses and boost asset value.
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A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) is a popular financial agreement for businesses. PPAs allow a developer to arrange for the design, permitting, financing, and installation of a solar energy system on a customer’s property at little to no upfront investment cost to the customer. It’s common for developers to sell the power generated to the customer at a fixed rate. This fixed rate can be lower than the local utility’s retail rate,and therefore can save customers money without having to put down any capital upfront. The fixed rate can help offset the price of the customer’s purchase of electricity from the grid, and it also allows businesses to create better budgets for electricity use by removing the risk of fluctuating utility rates. The developer will take the income from the sales of electricity, and will also receive incentives from the system, such as federal or state tax credits. PPAs typically see lifespans from 10 to 25 years. For the duration of the agreement, the developer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the system. At the end of the contract term for the PPA, a customer has the option to either extend the PPA, choose to have the developer uninstall the system, or purchase the complete solar PV system from the developer.source
Net excess generation (NEG) is carried forward to a customer's next bill. Under prior law, any NEG remaining at the end of each 12-month period was granted to the customer's utility. AB 920 of 2009 gave customers two additional options for the NEG remaining after a 12 month period. Customers have the option of rolling over any remaining NEG from month-to-month indefinitely, or they can receive financial compensation from their utility for the remaining NEG. The CPUC set the compensation rate at the 12-month average spot market price for the hours of 7 am to 5 pm for the year in which the surplus power was generated. The rate making authorities of municipal utilities must develop their own compensation method for the remaining NEG through a public proceeding.source
Section 73 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code allows a property tax exclusion for certain types of solar energy systems installed between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2024. This section was amended by AB 1451 in September 2008 to include the construction of an active solar energy system incorporated by an owner-builder in the initial construction of a new building that the owner-builder does not intend to occupy or use. This only applies if the owner-builder did not already receive an exclusion for the same active solar energy system and only if the initial purchaser purchased the new building prior to that building becoming subject to reassessment to the owner-builder. ABX1-15 of 2011 clarified that systems installed through sale-leaseback arrangements or partnership flip structures can benefit from this exclusion. Click here and here for Letters to Assessors from the State Board of Equalization that further explain the impact of ABX1-15. Qualifying active solar energy systems are defined as those that "are thermally isolated from living space or any other area where the energy is used, to provide for the collection, storage, or distribution of solar energy." These include solar space conditioning systems, solar water heating systems, active solar energy systems, solar process heating systems, photovoltaic (PV) systems, and solar thermal electric systems, and solar mechanical energy. Solar pool heating systems and solar hot-tub-heating systems are not eligible. Components included under the exclusion include storage devices, power conditioning equipment, transfer equipment, and parts. Pipes and ducts that are used to carry both solar energy and energy derived from other sources qualify for the exemption only to the extent of 75% of their full cash value. Likewise, dual-use equipment for solar-electric systems qualifies for the exclusion only to the extent of 75% of its value.learn more
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Getting a new roof while coupling that with solar doesn’t unduly complicate the roof replacement process. The same crew that installs your roof lays down the panels as well in one single and efficient transaction. The result is that you can reduce sales cost and reduce labor costs which makes sense. The resulting savings is roughly 15-20% when compared with buying both items separately.
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