Take your pick.

Whether you have tax appetite and prefer a cash deal or you want to leverage a zero-down power purchase agreement, REC Solar commercial solar financing will work with you to maximize your finance goals. We have an in-house team ready to guide you through the cash flow analysis and weigh the options.

Solar Finance Options to Meet Your Needs

For 20 years, we have helped businesses invest in solar. One of the ways we help you maximize your investment by making the right decision about project financing.
Our Finance Options Include:
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With a solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), REC Solar will design, install and operate a solar system for our customer. The customer buys the power from REC Solar for a fixed, pre-determined rate that is lower than the local utility’s retail rate, providing cheaper power for the customer while leaving the process of operating the system to REC Solar.
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Looking to reduce your long-term energy costs without making a significant up-front cash outlay? We offer solar leasing solutions tailored to your company’s specific financial objectives.
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For companies interested in owning a solar system, a cash purchase has a high return on investment and allows the business to take advantage of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). If you are taking out a loan, REC Solar has approved lending partners or can work with your existing lender.

Comparing Commercial Solar Financing Options

Deciding FactorsPPALeaseCash/Loan
Upfront CostNoneNoneFull Cost
OwnershipREC Solar*REC Solar*Customer Owned
Tax Credits*Given to REC SolarGiven to REC SolarGiven to Customer
MaintenanceCovered by REC SolarOfferedOffered
Term20/25 Years7/10 Years*Customer Owned

*Customers can buyout the system at the end of the PPA or Lease term, or predetermined intervals.
†Customer use of tax credits varies according to their tax situation.

If you choose to get a loan from your bank, REC Solar requires a letter from the bank confirming the loan amount.

Learn More About Solar Financing

Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) allow a developer to manage the design, permitting, financing, and installation of a solar PV system on a customer-owned site, with little or no upfront costs to the customer. The developer then sells the electricity from the system to the customer at a predetermined rate that is typically lower than utility pricing – allowing the customer to reduce their carbon footprint and offset grid dependency while saving on capital costs. The customer will also avoid operation and maintenance costs for the lifetime of the system (typically 10-25 years).

This low-risk, third-party financing option is a great option for a business that may have the physical space for a PV array, but does not have the capital required to build and own their system outright. The developer is able to generate income from the sale of electricity, and can also receive incentives from the system, such as federal or state tax credits. At the end of the contract term for the PPA, a customer has the option to either extend the PPA, choose to have the developer uninstall the system, or purchase the complete solar PV system from the developer.

Learn more about PPA benefits and important considerations

Leveraging Incentives to Maximize Savings

There are lots of ways to save money by taking advantage of federal, state, industry or utility-specific programs.

Our team is made up of experts that will help you identify and secure all desired incentives.

Examples Include

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs

REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) Grants for Agriculture projects

Federal Investment Tax Credit

Depreciation benefits

Reduced sales tax for agriculture customers

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A Unique Approach to Finance

Here are a few ways our approach to finance is differentiated:


Whether you are looking for tax incentives, lower upfront costs or full system ownership, we have a solution to meet your needs.


Backed by Duke Energy, our Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) finance option is secure and stable.


With an in-house finance team, we help you identify the right commercial solar financing solution and make the process of securing financing as simple as possible.

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Want to talk to one of our commercial solar financing experts? Call 844.732.7652 during business hours.
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