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Mini-Blog/Blogette 1: Avenues to Commercial Financing

When it comes to switching to solar, the biggest concern that potential commercial solar owners face is almost always the same thing: the cost. When commercial customers such as businesses, non-profits, farmers, and schools begin looking into switching to solar, there are more resources available to them than they realize. With that in mind, there are six very viable commercial financing options for those looking to make the switch to a Solar Powered System. Bank Loans Cash Capital Lease Operating Lease PACE Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) In an interview with Justin Charles, IES Solar’s Energy Solutions Manager, Justin details the…

Commercial Finance Series: Cash Purchase and Introduction to Tax Incentives

Time to read: 5 minutes Updated on August 15, 2022 Welcome to the first installment of our series on Commercial Finance! In this series, we take a journey through each financing option available to those looking to explore Solar for their business. Delving into all of the financial options available can seem like an overwhelming task, but luckily we have a professional to guide us. IES Energy Solutions Manager and Solar Energy expert Justin Charles acts as our guide through this series. In this post, Justin will explain the first of several finance options available to commercial clients: Cash Purchases.…

Commercial Finance Series: PPA

Time to read: 8 minutes Hello and welcome back to our series on commercial finance! In this post, IES energy solutions manager Justin Charles discusses another incredible finance option that you should consider when going solar: PPA’s or Power Purchase Agreements. New to this series? If you are, then we recommend starting with our first installment on Cash Purchases to get an in depth look at tax incentives and depreciation incentives. Justin has 12 years of experience in the solar industry and runs the solar division of IES where he focuses on building commercial opportunities, particularly in regard to creative…

Commercial Finance Series: Capital Lease

Time to read: 5 minutes Welcome back to our series on financing solar powered systems!  In this post, IES energy solutions manager Justin Charles gives us a look at another financing option that potential solar owners can choose for their home or business: Capital Leases.   New to this series? If you are, then we recommend starting with our first installment on Cash Purchases to get an in depth look at tax incentives and depreciation incentives. Justin has 12 years of experience in the alternative energy space, specifically the solar industry, and runs the solar division of IES where he focuses…

Commercial Finance Series: Operating Lease

Time to read: 6 minutes Welcome back to our finance series with IES Solar! So far in this series, we have covered Cash Purchases, Bank Loans, and Capital Leases. In this post, IES energy solutions manager Justin Charles describes the next financing option in the series: Operating Leases. New to this series? If you are, then we recommend starting with our first installment on Cash Purchases to get an in depth look at tax incentives and depreciation incentives. Justin has 12 years of experience in the solar industry and runs the solar division of IES and focuses on building commercial…

Commercial Finance Series: Bank Loan

Time to read: 4 minutes Welcome back to our series on commercial finance! In the second installment of this series, IES energy solutions manager Justin Charles continues to tell us about commercial financing options for solar and guides us through what your company should be considering in terms of financing options. In this article, Justin focuses on another strong financing option: Bank Loans. New to this series? If you are, then we recommend starting with our first installment on Cash Purchases to get an in depth look at tax incentives and depreciation incentives. Justin has 12 years of experience in…

Brandon Rickett Interview

IES Texas Solar, a company located throughout Texas, has announced the publication of a new blog post that features an interview with Business Development Manager Brandon Rickett that focused on the IESTexas Solar’s  approach to installing solar panels. IES Texas Solar has more than 40 years of experience in serving the needs of residential and commercial buildings in Texas. Brandon develops and nurtures relationships with custom home builders. He suggests IES Texas Solar as a Solar Energy solution provider to help customers decide if solar energy is a good alternative for them. Currently, IES is working with approximately 50 custom…

IES’ approach to installing solar systems

Steven: Hi, there. I'm Steven from Artifact. And today, I'm speaking with Brandon Rickett of IES TX Solar. Brandon and IES pride themselves on providing solar solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of homes and to the lives of the people who live there. Brandon, thanks for joining me. To start off, could you just tell us a little bit about yourself and about IES? Brandon Rickett: Sure. Hi. Yes. My name is Brandon Rickett. I am the business development manager for IES, Texas Solar. We are a energy services company. We provide solar power energy services for…