Solar for your Non-profit Is it worth it?


Homeowners and commercial property owners are switching to solar to help decrease their bills and overhead costs. As solar energy continues making headway in the energy arena, it’s becoming clear that the benefits outweigh the costs. Now non-profit organizations, including schools, churches, faith-based organizations, health care facilities, and affordable housing can take advantage of the advantages of solar energy. There are options like special financing which are now available for non-profit organizations, as well as special discounts for non-profit solar system purchases making it easier to take advantage of solar energy benefits. Get in touch with us today and we’ll help guide you to the best options for your organization.

Solar Benefits for Non-Profits

Savings Over the years

Non-profits can still take advantage of a solar system’s savings over its 30+ year lifetime. With electricity prices typically rising around three percent each year and fluctuating even more within the year, non-profits using solar energy can rely on a fixed low price that’s easy to budget into annual operating costs.

Savings outside the box

Non-profit organizations have the unique opportunity to look outside the box for their solar financing and often turn their needs into new opportunities to reach further into their community and beyond. Here are a few ways nonprofits can help fund their solar project.

  • Utilize an outside source: Non-profit organizations can work with a solar financier or third party who can monetize the tax credit and absorb the savings into the final price.
  • Fundraise: Nonprofits typically have a pool of donors who can help them raise the additional funding.
  • Get the community involved: Many non-profit organizations interact directly with their local community. Switching to solar gives them an opportunity to engage with the community, raise additional support, and increase the awareness of their organization’s mission.

Non-profit organizations have additional funding avenues including creating a solar co-op for supporters and taking advantage of community-owned power purchase agreements (PPA).

DC Solar Electric understands the challenges non-profits face and has the expert experience and knowledge to help you navigate non-profit solar incentives.

Solar installation costs are going down and unique special financing options are available.


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