Bottom Line on Commercial Solar Returns

cash-flow-graphHere at Eagle Solar and Light, we are often asked: what kind of financial returns ($$) do commercial solar installations produce, and why?

Solar Commercial Systems will typically generate:

  • Paybacks < 2 years
  • Internal Rates of Return > 50% (IRR is a metric used to measure the profitability of a project). Yes, that’s correct, greater than 50%!!

Why are the Financial Returns so incredible? (more…)

What is MACRS and why should I care?

If you own a business, and you are looking into installing solar, you should learn about MACRS for maximum investment benefit. Defined as the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System, MACRS is a method of depreciation in which a business’ investments in certain tangible property are recovered, for tax purposes, over a specified time period through annual deductions. Qualifying solar energy equipment is eligible for a cost recovery period of five years and can benefit your solar installation. And, through 2017, there is actually a bonus depreciation available! (more…)