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Daryl Zeis's Comments

May 20, 2014

Three Key US Commercial Solar Tax Incentives Fighting for 2014 Extension

Thanks, Ben. The legislation is still up in the air, but we'll look into confirming that.

March 26, 2014

How Solar Reduced a California Farm’s Electric Bill by 75 Percent

Patrick, certainly solar thermal is another great addition to a farm for hot water sanitation and other hot water applications, but solar PV is still very valid for the list of applications mentioned above. Electric fences, dairy processing, irrigation pumps, etc, can't be run on solar thermal. Of course, any energy efficiency measure should be applied, where possible and with available capital.

October 14, 2013

The “Other” Type of Commercial Financing: PACE

Joe, I'm not sure of the details of the Palm Desert Program, but I think you're referring to residential PACE, which has had its troubles with Fannie Mae. Commercial is a different matter, as Fannie and Freddie MAC do not finance commercial properties. Of course, everyone should do their due diligence. Regarding the interest rate, if you have stellar credit, you'll certainly get a better rate. Commercial PACE loan interest rates may not be that high, especially if you have good credit. If you have poor credit, then 7% is actually very good. In fact, so long as your utility savings are more than PACE payment, it's a great deal, especially if you have some credit problems. Thanks for your comments.

October 17, 2013

The “Other” Type of Commercial Financing: PACE

Derek, thanks for the extra info! Appreciate it.

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