Financing & Incentives

Aegis Renewable Energy has the knowledge and resources to help you navigate the challenge of financing your project. In addition to selecting the right financing option to meet your budget needs, Aegis will also identify any applicable federal or state grants and tax incentives that will result in stronger economic returns.

Financing Options

Traditional Loan Financing

Pros:

  • ​Typically provides the highest economic return

  • Excellent cash flow after down payment

  • Client may take all incentives and tax benefits

  • Client retains full ownership of project
     

Cons:

  • Typically requires a 20% or greater down payment on loan

  • Maintenance and upkeep is the owners responsibility

  • Client must have the ability to take all tax benefits

  • Could require collateral to apply as recourse in case of default

Capital or Finance Lease

Pros:

  • ​Typically provides the highest economic return

  • Excellent cash flow after down payment

  • Client may take all incentives and tax benefits

  • Client retains full ownership of project
     

Cons:

  • Typically requires a 20% or greater down payment on loan

  • Investment grade (BBB or better) credit usually required

  • Maintenance and upkeep is the owners responsibility

  • Client must have the ability to take all tax benefits

  • Since this option comes from the "equipment leasing" industry, many of the project related costs are sometimes not applicable for financing

  • Could require collateral other than the renewable energy system to apply as recourse in case of default

Operating Lease

Pros:

  • ​Off balance sheet

  • Will not affect your ability to borrow funds for core business needs

  • Flexible payment options

  • Good option if client has no tax liability

  • Operations and maintenance costs are the responsibility of the funder


Cons:

  • 3 years of audited financial statements required in application process

  • Investment grade (BBB or better) credit usually required

  • Tax benefits and environmental attributes are taken by the funder

  • Could require collateral other than the renewable energy system to apply as recourse in case of default

  • Since this option comes from the "equipment leasing" industry, project related costs are sometimes not applicable for financing

Power Purchase Agreement

Pros:

  • ​Off balance sheet

  • Will not affect your ability to borrow funds for core business needs

  • Monthly payments to investor are typically at or below current kWh cost

  • Good option if client has no tax liability

  • Operations and maintenance costs are the responsibility of the investor

  • Easy transaction process
     

Cons:

  • Tax benefits and environmental attributes are taken by the investor

  • Could require collateral other than the renewable energy system to apply as recourse in case of default on PPA payment

Grants & Incentives

Federal and State incentives and grants may also be available for your project, further reducing costs and improving the economic practicality of the project. Aegis will simplify the process of identifying any resources for which your project qualifies and will help you to take full advantage of these opportunities. 

 

  • ITC - Investment Tax Credit

  • State Investment Tax Credit

  • Accelerated Depreciation, Bonus Depreciation

  • 179 Deduction

  • FEED in Tariff

  • Sales Tax Exemption

  • Property Tax Abatement or Exemption

  • USDA REAP

  • Equip - NRSC

  • Net Metering - Standard, Remote / Virtual, and Group

  • REC's - Renewable Energy Credits

Contact us to learn more

802-560-0055

info@aegis-re.com

Aegis Renewable Energy, Inc.

340 Mad River Park, Suite 6

Waitsfield Vermont 05673

802.560.0055

info@aegis-re.com

© 2016 Aegis Renewable Energy, Inc.