The benefits of solar are not just for residents and small businesses! Solar for schools and nonprofits extends the financial and environmental benefits of clean energy to entire communities.
Solar energy is a fantastic way for schools and nonprofit organizations to lock in reliable costs of electricity for decades while reducing their impact on the climate.
Benefits of solar for schools and nonprofits:
ReVision offers solar projects through a few different options, primarily solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and the Net Energy Billing (NEB) program (Maine only). These options require no upfront cost, and ensure long term energy cost savings and consistent support from our team.
PPAs are great paths to solar for municipalities and nonprofits organizations. These programs allow towns, schools, hospitals, and community organizations, who cannot take advantage of federal tax programs, to enjoy the same benefits of clean solar power afforded to businesses and homeowners.
A solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an innovative financial structure which eliminates the primary barrier to nonprofits going solar: access to upfront capital. Instead of requiring a capital investment, ReVision Energy pairs tax-exempt organizations with local mission-motivated solar investors who can take advantage of federal tax incentives not available to cities and towns. The investor partner owns and operates the array at the nonprofit’s location and sells the solar power to the host at below-market rates with $0 upfront cost.
PPA financing offers solutions to the challenges standing between non-taxed organizations and their potential solar savings:
ReVision Energy PPAs come with a standard 25-year term, which can be extended 10 additional years. All PPAs also include a flexible discounted early buyout option after 5 years. Long-term ownership ensures the lowest long-term levelized cost of electricity from any source at 50%-75% below existing or projected utility costs while cutting carbon pollution.
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Solar is an environmental and economic winner for schools and nonprofits, and for the communities they support. It enables them to pass the benefits of clean energy to the communities they serve.
With the transition to more affordable solar through PPAs, schools and nonprofits can protect themselves from rising utility costs and enjoy significant savings. Switching to local solar energy can also mean more room in a budget to invest in jobs, community support, or other projects.
For New England schools and nonprofits, solar presents an especially strong set of benefits that can be extended to our communities all year round. New England’s solar resource is strong, thanks to bright, cold winters and long summer days. Annually, a solar array in Maine or New Hampshire will produce a comparable amount of power to the same system installed in Houston, Texas. And since electricity is relatively expensive in the Northeast, the value of the New England system is higher than that of the system in Texas.
Solar is the clear environmental winner, with no moving parts, long-lasting equipment, and no emissions in the generation of power. In short, going solar is good for your budget, good for your community, and good for the planet!
The students and staff at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire led the initiative to bring solar to their school. Watch the full video below: