Commerical solar is a sound investment
FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR COMMERCIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
PV and solar thermal systems are 5-year properties for the purpose of depreciation. Further, the depreciation basis for solar PV is only reduced by half of the federal tax credit. A business that installs a solar electric or solar thermal system (or both) gets a tax credit of 26% and can also depreciate 87% of the cost of the system(s).
USDA REAP is a grant and loan guarantee program for renewable energy systems, energy efficiency improvements, and feasibility studies. Rural small businesses and agricultural producers are eligible to apply. Nonprofits are NOT eligible. The program is paperwork-heavy and the funds are awarded competitively. Click here for an overview of this Federal program.
STATE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
Sales and Use Tax
PV systems are exempt from related sales and use tax
Renewable energy systems are exempt from Colorado property taxation. Renewable energy systems increase the value of your business without affecting your property taxes.
EZ Tax Credit
Businesses investing in Enterprise Zones through business personal property can earn a 3% tax credit. Click here for more information.
C-PACE financing option
C-PACE enables owners of eligible commercial building to finance up to 100% of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation eligible improvements. Financing is provided by private capital providers at competitive rates with repayment terms up to 25 years. More information about the C-PACE program can be found here: