We enjoy helping those that serve our community, and we love installing solar for nonprofits. The Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans recently chose to go solar with us. Now, this Cape Cod church’s ground mounted solar array will produce over 84,000 kWh of clean energy each year.
A local landmark
Since the 1930s, the Church of the Holy Spirit has welcomed worshipers. The church was built with reclaimed wood from the Chequesset Neck Inn in Wellfleet after it was destroyed by one of Cape Cod’s legendary Nor’easter storms. Dedicated parishioners carried the weather-beaten wood back to Orleans by horse and carriage—giving the church a rugged charm.
Reduce electricity costs
Commercial solar can reduce local nonprofits’ operating expenses, helping them save money to devote even more resources to those that they serve. In addition, solar for nonprofits can lower your Cape Cod business’s carbon footprint.
Solar tax benefits
The Church of the Holy Spirit decided to own their solar panels outright. We recommend this approach because it allows companies to take advantage of the generous federal & state solar incentives that make commercial solar such a smart investment. For example, companies that go solar in 2021 receive a 26% federal tax credit. In addition, accelerated depreciation (MACRS) permits even greater tax benefits.
Customers prefer green businesses
Going solar makes smart financial business sense but combating climate change is just as important. In addition, the populace is seeking out environmentally friendly businesses now more than ever before. According to Forbes, “consumers are looking for more environmental accountability from companies.” By going solar, you help your congregants, consumers, or customers feel good about choosing your organization.
Solar for nonprofits
As noted above, owning your commercial solar system will give you the greatest financial benefit. That said, a commercial solar lease sometimes makes sense. For example, if your nonprofit can’t afford the up-front costs of owning solar outright, but you want to save on electricity and green your company, you might consider a commercial solar lease.
As the property owner, you won’t be responsible for payments or maintenance, but you also can’t enjoy the tax benefits of owning the system. You will, however, receive either a discounted rate on electricity or a straight cash payment for the next 20 years.
Why choose solar for your business or nonprofit?
Solar offers more than just incredible financial benefits. It is a clean source of energy that won’t emit greenhouse gasses unlike other forms of power.
Contact us today to schedule a free, site assessment to find out how much your company could save by going solar.