Financing and Incentives

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mcs41
Sale Leaseback interest rates

Hello,
I have noticed that the Sale Leaseback financial model does not include the option of applying interest rates. Is there some way of including debt into the equation? If not why is it set up like this?
Thank you for your time,
Mahayla

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oavaldezi
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"Federal" income tax schedule not working in Excel

Renewable energy projects in El Salvador are tax-exempt for their first 10 years. I've entered a schedule for the Federal income tax rate, with 0's as the first ten values in the schedule, and 30 for the later 10 years.

When I run the simulation, I get $0.00 tax liability for the first ten years, and 30% for the later 10 years, as expected. But when I export the cash flow to Excel (with equations), I get $0.00 tax liability for all 20 years!

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pherende
Schedule versus value mode?

This is a pretty basic question, but I'm trying to figure out the difference between value and schedule modes? Specifically when looking at the annual electricity bill escalation rate the program says to use a real ratein value mode and a nominal rate in schedule mode. Thanks.

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Paul Gilman
Electricity Rates - Monthly Accounting of Excess Generation

I have just updated to the new version of SAM and the Monthly Accounting of Excess Generation seems to have new options than before (can't remember what they were), but when I toggle between

Option 1 - Cumulative hourly excess credited to current month bill in $ at sell rates ($0/kWh), and

Option 2 - All generation sold at sell rates and all load purchased at buy rates

The results change significantly - from an attractive return and 7yr payback to a negative return and NA payback.

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Paul Gilman
Correct Financial Model for Rental Property

I would like to model a small system 4-6kW where the owner installs the system on a rental property she owns. She does not benefit from or pay the utility bill; her tenant does. Would this be a commercial model? I anticipate she will be eligible for SRECs and a rebate as well as the federal ITC and accelerated depreciation as the system owner. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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T_Paz
New feature "Added return on equity (ROE) input for modeling specific financing scenarios in international locations."

New feature "Added return on equity (ROE) input for modeling specific financing scenarios in international locations." in SAM 2017.1.17

No idea, how it works or what it does.

I introduce values, but the results do not change.

Best regards.

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Ondrea
Include Incentives when using Third Party Owner Financial Model

Hello,

I am fairly new to using SAM. I am trying to model a third party owned solar system. The terms of the financial agreement are PPA. I also need to include the ZREC Incentive in the model. However, with the Third Party Owner financial model I do not see a place to include Incentives. The PPA financial model does have Incentives; however, I need the Electricity Rate/Load sections. Is there any way to achieve what I need - PPA term of agreement with the sections for Incentives, Electricity Rate and Electricity Load available? I really appreciate your help with this.

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Paul Gilman
Testing of New "Value of RE" Macro

In preparation for the January 2017 version of SAM, we have developed a test version of a new macro that we hope will be useful for analysis of behind-the-meter applications (Residential and Commercial financial models in SAM) where the value of the electricity generated by the renewable energy system is determined by the reduction of the residential or commercial building's annual electricity bill.

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cspchathu
Financial mpdel

Dear all.
In Sri Lanka, for renewable energy, tax free for first 12 years. Also there is a tax on the investment. Is there any facility to enter these kind of data (can we schedule the tax data?)?

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Jim McLain
Replicating PVWatts economic analysis for cost/financed_kWh

PVWatts offered a valuable solar value estimate to consumers, that was disabled recently. PVWatts presented an "Initial Economic Comparison" that included a "Cost of Electricity Generated by System" estimate(for a financed system) with a "Average Cost of Electricity Purchased from Utility". This was an excellent approach to inform consumers of the solar value proposition, reducing it to a simple kWh commodity comparison.

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