Published in Scotsman Guide
Photovoltaic installations create challenges and opportunities for commercial brokers. Investing in solar systems can offer commercial real estate owners and investors great returns. As the number of incentive programs grows, system productivity increases and installation and operational costs decline, the financial argument for investing in solar systems will continue to gain momentum. The availability of solar-energy-resale schemes and market forces that increasingly favor green buildings also are making on-site solar production an increasingly effective way to enhance an asset’s value.
Before investing in or lending on solar systems or properties that contain them, however, it is critical for mortage brokers and investors to fully understand the performance of the system, consider all limitations and investigate available incentive programs. Clare Broderick of Partner ESI discusses these nuiansances of solar in the Scotsman Guide article.