The 4 Ownership Structures Used to Finance Solar Projects – Part 1

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In the last post we discussed the 5 elements needed to finance any solar project. Often times, the last step in the process is creating a the legal structure that maximizes all of the financial benefits for investors, the project team, and the owners.

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Read the List of Everything You Need to Understand to Finance Commercial Solar Projects
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60 Minutes of Video Answer 7 Questions on Best Practices for Setting up Commercial Solar Power Purchase Agreements.

There are 4 ownership structures used for solar projects.

Owner Financed
The partnership flip
The sale-leaseback
The lease-passthrough

For this article, we’ll focus on the very basics of the partnership flip.

The partnership flip was created for developments in the wind industry and is now being applied to the solar industry. Read below for more details. If you have any questions or feel I left something out leave a comment in the post HeatSpring’s linkedin group: “Best Practices for Financing Commercial PPAs Between 200kW and 5MW”

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August 4th, 2011|Categories: Financing, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance|Tags: , , , |

5 Basic Elements You Need to Know to Finance any Solar Project

If you’re new to the solar industry, go to the Solar 101 Reading list. It has free tools and articles on solar design and installation, sales and marketing, policy, finance and best practices.
Second only to long term, clear and consistent policy, financing is the largest bottleneck that is facing the solar industry. For this reason, […]