Financial Engineering Solar Projects to Recover 100% of the Costs

It’s no secret that a high-quality solar system produces free energy from the sun and are guaranteed to produce energy for a minimum of 25 years.  What is not well known is how 50%-100% of the investment can be recovered via government incentiveswhile producing a high investment yield annually.

Since electricity is required to live easier, we can assume the need for electricity is guaranteed.  And since electric companies will always raises utility rates, one’s solar savings will constantly grow over time.  Therefore, we can assume that an investment in solar creates a guaranteed return on investment.  The ROIcurrently outpaces low-yield Muni-bonds, annuities, and other investments.  In fact, solar just may be one of the best investments one can make by earning over 10%-30% annually.


To start, a 10 KW (Kilowatt) Solar System can create up to 15,000 Kilowatt hours of electricity depending upon the location, direction and angle of the solar modules placement.  If Anthony Cottone multiply 15,000 KWh with an average  15 centsKwh cost you can calculate how much of an electric bill can be avoided annually by creating free energy from the sun.  In this case 15,000 x .15 = $2,250 of electric bill is eliminated annually.


One can finance a new roof and solar system with no money down and up to a 30-year fixed note under 1%.

One receives a 26% IRS tax credit through end of 2022, and abonus depreciation deductionof about 25%. Other potential incentives exist including offsetting the costs of a new roof to recoup up to 100% of the investment.

One can choose to pay off their solar quickly or usethe extra money to pay-off credit card debt or invest in another property to create more wealth.


Since most CPAs are unfamiliar with many tax reduction strategies that can be created from over 71,000 pages of IRS tax code, this article helps real estate owners capitalize on renewable energy tax incentives to help recover up to 100% of a new solar system’s costs.

To begin, a solar system’s cost along with re-roofing costs qualifies for a 26% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through end of 2022.

Next, business equipment is typically deducted over a number of years, however, Section 179 Bonus Depreciation Deductions allow solar and re-roof costs to be written off in year-one.  Rural areas can also qualify for USDA Grants and other State incentives may apply.  Every tax situation is different but here’s an example.


IRS Reference:

No costs relating to a solar panel or other property installed as a roof (or portion thereof) will fail to qualify solely because the property constitutes a structural component of the structure on which it is installed. Some solar roofing tiles and solar roofing shingles serve the function of both traditional roofing and solar electric collectors, and thus serve functions of both solar electric generation and structural support. These solar roofing tiles and solar roofing shingles can qualify for the credit. This is in contrast to structural components such as a roof’s decking or rafters that serve only a roofing or structural function and thus do not qualify for the credit. The home doesn’t have to be your main home.


The old adage is true, you get what you pay for.  If one skimps on equipment or installation costs the result can range from malfunctioning equipment to wires running amuck, to roof leaks.  Top solar installers guarantee workmanship for up to 25 years.



An innovative strategy is taking over the roofing and solar system market with the integration of high-powered thin film solar to standing seam metal roofs.  This solar-roof combo adds an aesthetic appeal and removes and doubts of re-roofs qualifying for the 26% Investment Tax Credit.

In fact, adding solar film to a new metal roof helps consumers recover nearly 100% of the costs to go solar from Uncle Sam.

Solar Film benefits include:

  • Free energy from the sun
  • Aesthetically pleasing look
  • Avoiding utility bills and energy inflation increases
  • Clean, quiet power
  • Raises property values.


Solar Roof Consultants works hard to keep at the forefront of the solar industry and create innovative solar strategies.  We look forward to assisting you achieve financial independence by rethinking the way energy is acquired and enjoy educating real estate owners and their tax advisors to help capitalize on the solar opportunity before the tax law changes!

Please act swiftly and call for a customized quote.