Commercial Solar

 

  • Reduction or Elimination of Usage and Demand Charges

  • "Hedge and Control" Current and Future electrical costs

  • Financing Available for 100% of Total Project Cost

  • 30% Federal Business Investment Tax Credit ($)

  • Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System ($)

  • State and Local Incentives (Where Applicable)

  • Grants and Rebates (Where Applicable)

  • Power Purchase Agreements Available (PPA)

  • Environmental Impact and Company Exposure (PR)

Why Solar Energy?

SunPower Overview

SunPower Difference

The SunPower Maxeon Technology is by far the best quality solar cell on the market. Maintaining the lead when it comes to performance, durability, and design.

SunPower Helix Carports

The Helix™ Carport system was
designed by architects and engineers
with more than 100 MW of carport
installations nationwide. PDF

Web/App Monitoring

EnergyLink® Pro software is an essential energy monitoring tool that helps ensure you’re meeting the financial and sustainability goals of your solar investment. PDF

SunPower Helix Roof

The Helix™ Roof system combines
SunPower’s high-efficiency, high-performance panel technology, productized mechanical mounting, and electrical systems. PDF

Funding?

  • Financial Expert Available

  • Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

  • Off-Balance Sheet Financing

  • Loan Structure

  • Tax Lease Structure

  • Operating Lease

  • Structured Financing

  • Equipment Finance Agreements

100% Solar Project Financing

How we calculate solar savings?

  1. How much sun hits your roof or land

  2. How much power you consume

  3. Electricity rates in your region

  4. The History of rate hikes in your region

  5. Applicable incentives ie. 30% Federal Tax Credit

  6. Your tax appetite 

  7. Supportive solar policies in your state

  8. The amount of SREC where applicable

  9. The total cost of the turnkey system

Lower or eliminate your electric bill

Solar is more affordable and accessible today because the cost of solar systems has dropped and a range of financing options can help you meet your goals. Whether you lease, take out a loan, or purchase a system, you may be able to start generating savings right away.

 

Solar can save you money by replacing electricity from the grid with solar electricity generated on your roof or ground. The cost of solar plus any remaining electric bill amount may be lower than what it was before solar.

Why?

Businesses are concerned with rising electricity prices, a solar system helps control electricity costs and will provide savings over time.

The Solar Solution

Most companies do not know why their energy rates continue to rise. The answer is simple, the power companies have to transport the energy hundreds of miles from its generation point to its distribution point, your business.

Why do energy rates continue to increase?

They build, maintain and expand an enormous infrastructure in order to support the ever-growing demand for energy and spend Billions each year in order to do so. These overhead costs are how they justify increasing prices by 2% on average.

 

We can fix this

We have a better way. Let's generate electricity from your Solar System and send that power straight to your Business. This gives you control and protection against rising energy rates by producing up to 100% of your annual energy needs from your Solar Systems. 

Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) allows the owners of a solar system to deduct 30% of the entire cost of purchasing and installing a solar energy system from their federal taxes. This ITC applies to equally to residential and commercial systems through 2019. Starting in 2020 the percentage steps down to 26 percent and then again to 22 percent in 2021. After 2021, the residential percentage will be reduced to zero while the commercial percentage will drop to a permanent 10 percent.
 

MACRS as a Method of Depreciation

The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), established in 1986, is a method of depreciation in which a business’ investments in certain tangible property are recovered, for tax purposes, over a specified time period through annual deductions. MACRS is the method of depreciation used for most property, though assets vary by class, which determines the depreciable life, or cost recovery period, of the property.

 

Class depreciation timeframes vary between three and 50 years, depending on the certain type of property. Some examples of classes include television and radio broadcasting equipment, which qualify for a cost recovery period of five years and office furniture and equipment, which qualify for a cost recovery period of seven years.


Qualifying solar energy equipment is eligible for a cost recovery period of five years. For equipment on which an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) grant is claimed, the owner must reduce the project’s depreciable basis by one-half the value of the 30% ITC. This means the owner is able to deduct 85 percent of his or her tax basis.

 

Various other renewable energy technologies also qualify for a five-year cost recovery period, including wind energy property, geothermal, fuel cells, and combined heat and power technology.


SREC Markets - Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)

In SREC state markets, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure a portion of their electricity from solar generators. The SREC program provides a means for Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) to be created for every megawatt-hour of solar electricity created.


The SREC is sold separately from the electricity and represents the "solar" aspect of the electricity that was produced. The value of an SREC is determined by the market subject to supply and demand constraints. SRECs can be sold to electricity suppliers needing to meet their solar RPS requirement. The market is typically capped by a fine or solar alternative compliance payment (SACP) paid by any electricity suppliers for every SREC they fall short of the requirement.

 

SREC FACTS

•    1 SREC = 1 Mwh of solar electricity
•    A 10 kW facility generates around 12 SRECs annually
•    SRECs are sold separately from the electricity
•    Value is determined by market supply and demand mechanics
•    Facilities must be certified by a state to sell SRECs

Headquarters:

SOLAR MASONS

530 Edella Road

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

P: 570-795-4019

E: contact@solarmasons.com

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