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Tax-exempt entities can now take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit for solar, thanks to a new direct pay provision included in the largest climate bill in U.S. history. Non-profit businesses, state and local municipalities/government entities, and tribal and native entities are all eligible for this new benefit.

The Inflation Reduction Act Makes Solar More Accessible for Tax-Exempt Businesses and Entities

Rochester Regional Health

It’s a game changer! Prior to this change, the tax credit was only available/applicable to tax-paying entities.

    • Unlike competitive grant and loan programs, in which applicants may not receive an award, direct pay allows entities to get their payment if they meet the requirements for both direct pay and the underlying tax credit.
    • GreenSpark offers 0% down commercial solar financing and will help you maximize incentives and determine program eligibility 

This 30% direct pay initiative added with the NYSERDA NY-Sun grant program covers about 50% of total solar projects!

    • Bonus incentives for projects that are installed in and/or benefit low-income communities may be available depending on the project

Who is eligible?

    • Tax-exempt entities such as not-for-profit organizations
    • State, local, and territorial governments
    • Tribal and Native Entities

Non-Profit Commercial Solar Case Studies

Cornell University

In 2020, Cornell announced a 1 MW power purchase agreement on the rooftop of five new buildings of their North Campus Residential Expansion. GreenSpark was

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Heritage Christian Services

Heritage Christian Services, a non-profit agency that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, offsets 100% of their electricity needs in the Rochester region with

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Mount St. Mary’s Abbey

GreenSpark installed this 160 kW solar array for Mount St. Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, MA. The solar array powers Trappistine Candy, which is run by the nuns of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey. The solar array reduces the electricity bill by more than 60%, helping Mt. St. Mary’s Abbey achieve their renewable energy goals and free up funds to invest back into their community.

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Rendering of PUSH Buffalo's newest affordable housing project with GreenSpark-installed solar panels

PUSH Buffalo

GreenSpark Solar is partnering with PUSH Buffalo to bring clean solar energy to their new affordable housing project.

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Municipalities and Tribal Entity Case Studies

Village of Lima

The Village of Lima partnered with GreenSpark solar for their 447.12 kW system. The project is owned by Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, with the Village of Lima entering a 25-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA).

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Village of Brockport

This 645.84kW solar array for the Village of Brockport offsets the electricity needs of multiple buildings, including Seymour Library, three fire stations, the visitor center, Department of

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Town of Irondequoit

The Town of Irondequoit received funding for two solar projects through NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program. GreenSpark Solar provided the turnkey solar package for the

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MacArthur CSD

Funded by NYSERDA, this 372kW array was completed in 2015 for MacArthur Elementary. Located on the south side of Binghamton, NY.

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