Solar Bridge – Financing Solar Energy Systems:
Solar Bridge combines more than 25 years of experience in the installation of solar and renewable technologies with a sophisticated knowledge of project economics and up-to-date utilization of current programs at the federal, state and local levels that make solar energy advantageous today.
The company’s name was chosen to underscore the critical role it plays as a bridge between technology and financing – two worlds that are often separated by very different approaches and vocabularies.
Solar energy employs sophisticated technology that is highly reliable and has a stable output over decades with very low maintenance fees after the initial investment. To accelerate the deployment of solar energy systems in the United States, the federal government and individual states have implemented a wide variety of programs that include tax incentives, accelerated depreciation, real estate tax reductions, equipment rebates, net metering allowances, solar renewable energy credits and cash grants.
For all its lauded simplicity, solar technologies involve vital decisions regarding mono and polycrystalline and amorphous silicon modules, thin film systems, inverters, one- or two-axis mounting systems, and interconnects to the grid. A system can only operate flawlessly for 25 years if it is installed correctly with the best components as of its first day of operation.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” for solar energy and Solar Bridge treats each installation as a custom project. We take a broad approach to solar energy installations by looking at the energy usage and possible efficiency measures that might be easily implemented before deciding on the size and components that would be appropriate and cost effective.