Wind Turbine Financing
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TOP 10 REASONS TO LEASE YOUR WIND PROJECT
1. 100% Financing
No out-of-pocket costs. No down payments. No deposits. Zero initial cash outlay.
2. Optimal Use of Wind Tax Benefits
Federal tax credit and accelerated depreciation lower the lease payment.
3. Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Credits
All applicable and available credits benefit the client’s account.
4. Fixed Payments for the Lease Term
Fixed monthly lease payments represent a significant hedge against rising utility rates.
5. Expensed Lease Payments
Most leases are considered "true leases" for tax purposes, with the lease payments
treated as an operating expense.
6. "Operating Lease" Accounting Treatment
Most leases meet FASB criteria for off balance sheet, "operating lease" accounting
7. Preserve Credit Lines
Leasing represents an alternative source of funds. Bank lines remain intact for other uses.
8. Fixed Purchase Option
Structure the lease to offer a fixed—not fair market value—purchase option at the end of the
9. Renewal Options
Attractive renewal options are available with every lease.
Wind energy provides enormous savings over paying high utility rates both immediately
and over the long term—see our lease cash flow comparisons.
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Lease Payments Are Tax Deductible
Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE.
For more details on understanding Section 179 and FAQs, click here.