Top 10 Reasons to Lease your Solar System
- 100% Financing
No out-of-pocket costs. No down payments. No deposits. Zero initial cash outlay.
- Optimal Use of Federal and State Energy Tax Benefits
Federal solar tax credit and accelerated depreciation lower the lease payment.
- Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Credits
All applicable and available credits benefit the client’s account.
- Fixed Payments for the Lease Term
Fixed monthly lease payments represent a significant hedge against rising utility rates.
- Expensed Lease Payments
Most leases are considered "true leases" for tax purposes, with the lease payments treated as an operating expense.
- "Operating Lease" Accounting Treatment
Most leases meet FASB 13 criteria for off balance sheet, "operating lease" accounting treatment.
- Preserve Credit Lines
Leasing represents an alternative source of funds. Bank lines remain intact for other uses.
- Fixed Purchase Option
Structure the lease to offer a fixed—not fair market value—purchase option at the end of the lease term.
- Renewal Options
Attractive renewal options are available with every lease.
Solar provides enormous savings over paying high utility rates both immediately and over the long term—see our lease cash flow comparisons.
Economic cash flow comparison of the lease payments vs. utility bills