10 Jan '18, 1am

New Tax Bill Offers Unexpected Benefits to Commercial Solar Installations

New Tax Bill Offers Unexpected Benefits to Commercial Solar Installations

Commercial solar developers received two generous gifts in the recent congressional tax package. The commercial solar industry entered the holiday season with an unexpected policy gift from Washington. The new tax plan passed by Congress introduced two provisions favorable for commercial solar installations: a reduction in the corporate tax rate and the expansion of depreciation allowances. Unsurprisingly, there are very strong and divergent opinions on whether the tax bill will benefit society at large. This article does not attempt to address these important societal questions, but rather will solely analyze how the return on investment and net present value for commercial solar installations will change under the new tax code. We will perform a bottom-up analysis for a hypothetical commercial project in California. Given that the new tax plan applies nationally, we expe...

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