Solar for Nonprofits

Empower your mission and have a lasting impact on the environment

FINANCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY THAT FREES YOU UP TO FOCUS ON YOUR MISSION

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CollectiveSun:

The easiest, most cost effective way to finance your solar system

Since 2011, CollectiveSun has been helping nonprofits and tax exempt organizations fund solar projects. Our team of experts understands the financing challenges you face, so we’ve designed our proprietary funding models to minimize the time and effort it takes for you to go solar.

We work with you to secure the simplest and least expensive funding options out there. Our Solar Power Agreement (SPA), a service agreement similar to an equipment lease, knocks 12% or more off of any solar installer bid by monetizing tax credits normally denied tax exempt organizations. CollectiveSun also helps you find the best way to fund the remaining 88% from a combination of options that include low-cost and long-term loans, reserves, donations and crowdlending. Plus, our team uses its knowledge of solar engineering, nonprofit solar finance solutions, and project management to walk you through the entire proposal and installation process.

You end up with a solar system that reduces your carbon footprint and is a $0 down investment with a positive cash flow from day one, so it has an immediate impact on your bottom line. And that’s what we want most for the organizations that are the backbone of our communities – financial and environmental sustainability that allows you to concentrate on your mission.

HOW IT WORKS

GET PROJECT BIDS FROM SOLAR INSTALLERS

If you don’t already have a quote from a solar installer, the first step in going solar is to secure at least 3 solar installation bids through the competitive bidding process. The EnergySage Marketplace is a terrific resource for finding the best installer for your project. CollectiveSun is also happy to introduce you to installers that we’ve worked with in the past.

SELECT BID AND BEGIN CONVERSATION ABOUT NONPROFIT SOLAR FINANCING

CollectiveSun will work with you and your chosen installer to coordinate the installation and funding process.

GET FUNDING THAT IS BEST SUITED TO YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NEEDS

Next, CollectiveSun will work with you to review the different funding options available and help you select the best choice for your organization. CollectiveSun can introduce you to suitable lenders in your region.

BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF YOUR SOLAR INSTALLATION

Once the CollectiveSun contracts are reviewed and signed, construction will begin on your solar project! This is the exciting part!

FLIP THE SWITCH AND START SAVING

As soon as your solar project is completed and the solar panels are energized, you will begin seeing the savings on your energy bill – immediately!

Still have questions? Contact our sales team!

Fostering Nonprofit Sustainability Across the Country

CollectiveSun is proud to support many nonprofits in their quest to tap the power of solar.

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icon of three books 18 Schools Served
Icon of a pain palette 4 Art and Museums
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