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Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:29

Financing Information

 

Don’t over pay for your Solar System. See how solar is more affordable than ever!

“Go Solar” - No Money Down & Low Monthly Payments

 

Option 1:

New financing options- Zero down dealer financing options though Utah based Medallion Bank.

No Upfront Costs - Zero Down

Split Loan
Terms: 12-15 years
Rate:  2.99%

Same-As-Cash (SAC)- 12 months on a portion of the purchase

  •  No money down and low monthly payments
  •  Rates as low as 2.99%
  •  Terms 12-15 year terms
  •  Same-As-Cash options available -12 month on Tax Credit portion of purchase

Option 2:

Deeper Discount- Cache Solar CA$H paying participants

  • Additional 15% off pricing for CA$H paying participants
  • Additional 15% off for participants qualifying for LRB 25% down payment option

Upfront: 25% down
Terms: 3-10 year
Rates: 4.5% -7.5%

For both programs, the borrower may be eligible for a 30% (no maximum) federal income tax credit and a 25% (maximum of $2,000) Utah state income tax credit.

Personal Property Loans

Personal property loans will represent financing for the installation of solar components (which will act as the collateral for the loans) on single‐family residential homes. The borrower will be required to make a 25% down payment with the remaining amount to be financed for up to 10 years. Subject to credit approval there is no maximum amount.

Home Equity Loans

For borrowers who have sufficient equity in their homes and are willing to use their home as collateral a home equity loan offers lower interest rates and a longer amortization term. Depending upon credit quality the down payment on the installed system will range from 0% to 25% with the remaining amount to be financed for up to 15 years. The total of all mortgages may be up to 80% of the appraised value of the home.

Sample Financing Examples:

Level:1

Premium

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Price Note:

1 System monitoring included for all systems- no extra charge

2 10 panel minimum system Size- Systems under 10 panels have 10%-small system fee.

Financing with 25% down payment

Average Upfront System Cost:       $16,000.00
25% Down payment Requirement: $  4,000.00

Tax incentives

Federal Tax Credit: $ 4,800.00 (30% of system price NO maximum)
Utah State Tax Credit: $ 2,000.00 (25% of system price $2K maximum)
Total Tax Incentives: $ 6,800.00

Net System Cost: $ 9,200.00

  • Average Estimated Monthly Savings on Eclectic Bill: $ 65.00
  • Estimated monthly system payment: $ 62.00*

After Appling Fed and State Tax Credits and amortizing payment.

  • *Upfront Amounted financed: $12,000.00
  • Initial month payment estimate: $ 145.00
  • Apply Fed & State tax credit: $ 6,800.00
  • Re-Amortized financed Balance: $ 5,200.00
  • Re-Amortized Estimated payment: $62.00
  • Est. number of payments: 120
  • Interest Rate: 7.5%

All figures and payments are estimated and should be verified at loan closing, please consult your professional tax advisor about your specific tax conditions.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:26

Testimonials

 

Participants share their experience with the CCAC's Cache Discount Solar Program…

“Everything went perfect. Professional installation. All of the paperwork was completed for us. We received our tax credit. They took care of everything! It is working so well, It has cut our power bill much more than we expected. Thank you very much!” – Petersboro, UT

 

“Friendly personnel, great appearance afterwards, and quick installation” – Logan, UT

 

“Gardner Energy was prompt and professional with their service. I received a proposal quickly, and from there the process went smoothly. The installation crew was professional and respectful. They did damage a gutter but paid for the repair.” – Guth, Logan, UT

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“Gardner Energy was easy to work with. They did the work in a timely fashion and were responsive to our questions. They also sent us the information we needed to submit with our tax forms.” - Daniels, Hyde Park, UT

 

“Gardner did what they said they would do, when they said. They were very professional, courteous, cleaned up the mess, and knew all the details, including the tax paperwork and power company changes.” – Wilson, Hyde Park, UT

 

“The work was completed quickly and on schedule.” Logan, UT

 

“It works and my power bill it lower. Really helped offset the new AC system we had installed around the same time. Love having AC and not worrying about the power bill.” - Logan, UT

 

“I had questions when contemplating signing up, and they were promptly & courteously answered; installation was accomplished per timetable.” – Watson, Logan, UT

 

“Gardner Energy was great and helped in every way” - Logan, UT

 

“The installation people were excellent, timely and professional.” Rasmussen, North Logan, UT

 

“What I was most satisfied with, appearance, cost, timely installation - look and perform much better than I thought they would.” - Logan, UT

 

“I was very impressed with the knowledge and experience that Gardner Energy brought to the project, and the care with which they evaluated my project site and conditions.” – Logan, UT

Monday, 30 March 2015 17:09

Workshops

Great News! Due to the success and continued interest of the Solar Program the (CCAC) has extended it for 2017!

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Cache Clean Air Consortium (CCAC) and Gardner Energy will be hosting several community workshops. The workshops will include the program overview, how to “go solar” through the Cache Solar Discount Program, a review of solar technology, financing and incentives. Following the presentations there will be time for Q&A with the solar contractor.

Scheduled Workshops

Solar Workshop Dates:

  • Visit us on March 24th or 25th @ the Cache Valley Home & Garden Show (Booth C8) Eccles Ice Arena
  • Logan Garden and Solar tour- June 24th 12pm-3pm, Welcome booth and parking at Rudy's Greenhouse, 1365 Canyon Road in Logan.
  • Logan Garden and Solar Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/840938352739299 

Solar Open house Dates:

Visit a solar home and have all your solar questions answered!

  • Logan Garden and solar tour- June 24th 12pm-3pm

Workshop Agenda

The workshops will include a presentation by Gardner Energy and cover the following items:

  • Program goals and highlights of purchasing through the Cache discount program
  • Highlight the benefits of solar, both environmental and long term financial
  • Review the simple 4 step process for purchasing solar through the program
  • Review the upfront discounted pricing structure
  • Information on available tax credits, and the process of claiming the credits
  • Instruction on taking the eligibility survey and sign up process
  • Q&A time for attendees

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Monday, 30 March 2015 17:09

Details and Incentives

 

Program Details

Through the Cache Solar Discount Program, ALL interested residents of Cache Valley and Northern Utah have the opportunity to participate in the solar bulk purchase program and take advantage of the most affordable and simple solar solution available.

How can this program help you meet your energy goals?

 The program helps to simplify the process and reduce some of the uncertainty and complexity in completing your residential solar PV project through:

  • Lowest discounted prices, pre-selected through a competitive bid process. This assures that you are receiving the lowest price available without the hassle of getting multiple bids as well as back and forth negations.
  • Trusted, pre-screened proven installer
  • Simple 4 step purchasing and installation process
  • Use of high quality solar products with the latest technology
  • Simple solar financing options (ask Gardner Energy for more information) (LRB solar loans, USU Credit Union)

What solar product options are available?

Four system configurations are available to choose from. Gardner Energy will discuss with you which options are best suited for your site and project goals.

Each option has a pre-negotiated discounted base price. Because each site may have some specific site variables, additional add-ons may be required to complete a quality installation.

Additional add-ons that may apply:

  • Steep roof (greater than 8/12 pitch) or a flat roof (ballasted system requirements)
  • Wood shake shingle or tile roof
  • Multiple PV arrays (Installation requires the panels to be divided among more than one roof area)
  • Installing a ground mounted solar PV system
  • Extra long wiring runs required to tie-in to electrical meter

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Sample system cost with tax incentive breakdown

Level 1:

Premium

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Level 2:

Standard

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Level 3:

Value+

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Price Note:

1 System monitoring included for all systems- no extra charge

2 10 panel minimum system Size- Systems under 10 panels have 10%-small system fee.

Sample price does not include permitting fees or site specific customization charges.

What incentives are available for solar PV system purchasers?

Currently there are two tax incentives available to homeowners:

Federal: Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credits

Incentive Amount: 30% of system cost with no maximum

Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

Updated January 2016

30% for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019

26% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2019 and before 01/01/2021

22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2020 and before 01/01/2022

State: Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit

Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credits

Inventive Amount: 25% of system cost with $2,000 maximum

Expiration Date: Not yet specified

Where can I go for more information on tax incentives?

DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Visit the DSIRE website.

Utah Office of Energy Development

As a part of its mission, the Office of Energy Development promotes energy information, program support, and access to federal funding for renewable energy initiatives in Utah. This mission is accomplished by providing the public, private industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies with forums for information exchange, objective research, and technical assistance.

For more information please contact the Office of Energy Development at 801-536-4235 or visit the website.

 

Monday, 30 March 2015 17:03

The Simple 4 Step Process

How the program works

Step 1: Take the Solar Site Survey and Participant Sign Up

Step 2: Receive preliminary cost proposal

Step 3: On site evaluation and final detailed project proposal

Step 4: Sign contract and receive a worry free installation

Ready to produce your own electricity with solar?

Complete the Solar Participant Survey

Simple process

Step 1: Participant sign-up

Contact Information & Site Survey: It just takes a few minutes. Complete the short participant survey to provide the solar professionals with some basic site and contact information. Don’t worry, your information is safe with us. It will not be provided to anyone one else. The information is used by the contractor to prepare the preliminary cost proposal and provide them with your contact information.

Step 2: Receive preliminary cost proposal

Free Digital Site Assessment: Find out your solar potential! After submitting the sign–up form, Gardner Energy will complete an initial digital site assessment using aerial imagery of your site. We will then contact you over the phone to discuss your solar potential and answer any questions you may have. A preliminary cost estimate will be provided.

Step 3: On site evaluation & Final Detailed Project proposal

Finalize Panel Layout and System Details*: Gardner Energy will set up a time to stop by your home to finalize the system details, evaluate your roof and get accurate measurements. Of course, at this visit it is nice to meet with you in person and answer any questions you may have. However, if schedules don’t match up, as long as we have access to the roof and electrical panel we should be able to get all the information we need.

Following the onsite evaluation our engineers will finalize the panel layout in AutoCAD. A final detailed project proposal will be provided.

*Note:While we would like to visit each site individually and provide detailed proposals to everyone, the engineering requires a lot of resources. In an effort to provide the best and most accurate information to participants a $35.00 on site/engineering fee is required. However, the full fee amount will be credited to participants purchasing a system!

Project Financing:

If project financing is needed, if you haven't already this is a good time to start the simple process.

Take advantage of $0 Down financing and Low Monthly Payments or feel free to work with your trusted lenders and take advantage of the 15% Cash discount.

ZERO down – Super Low Monthly Payments

Step 4: Sign the contract and receive a worry free installation

It really is that simple!: Once you have had a chance to review the proposal and get all your questions answered, you’re ready to start producing your own power! Let us know you’re ready and we will send you the installation agreement and get your project on the schedule.

Who will I be working with?

Gardner Energy has been selected by committee members as the contractor for the program based on their excellent professional reputation, past bulk purchase program experience and best discounted price to participants using high quality solar products and turn-key installations.

Gardner Energy has been installing the highest quality turn-key solar installations in Utah since 2005. Most recently Gardner Energy completed the University of Utah’s bulk purchase program including over 200 residential solar installations. Gardner has also worked in Cache Valley for many years completing projects for Hyrum City, Utah State University, and many local residences including a recent solar installation on the home of Mayor Craig Peterson.

  • High quality solar products
  • High quality clean solar installations
  • Licensed engineers and certified solar installers
  • Utah’s most experienced solar integrator

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Learn more about Gardner Energy

Commitment to Community

We are excited to share our love of clean, renewable energy and our passion for the environment with those affiliated with Cache Clean Air Consortium. Together we can help improve the quality of life for Utahans and help reduce long term energy costs.

Our Core Values

Integrity is at our foundation. We will always honor our commitments and keep our word. We work with honesty, fairness and are accountable for our actions.

Quality work will support continued success. We recognize the high standards of our clients and so do our employees. We demand that our projects match the high expectations of our clients. Our quality of work will set us apart in the construction industry.

Value is achieved through our proven ability to complete high quality projects on time and on budget.

Collaboration through listening and communicate as synergetic partner.

Success will be achieved by practicing our values and working as a team with our clients.

Find out more about us at Gardner-energy.com.

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Monday, 30 March 2015 16:55

Program Background Support

Cache Solar Discount Program Update For 2017!

Through the support of the local community members and the Cache Clean Air Consortium (CCAC), we are happy to report that the partnership and program has been a great success!

  • 75 residential installations
  • 1094 panels reaching a total installed capacity of 306.7 kW
  • Over 487 megawatt hours annually of clean renewable power to the community!

What is the Cache Solar Discount Program?

The Cache Solar Discount Program is a solar bulk purchase program for ALL interested residents of Cache Valley and Northern Utah.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate a clear and straightforward process for Cache Valley citizens to obtain discounted pricing for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) installations by combining purchases through a bulk purchase module.

Homeowners throughout the state are finding solar PV as an increasingly attractive and affordable option that has many benefits. It can reduce or eliminate residential power bills, provide a clean and renewable energy source, and provide energy independence.

The Cache Discount Solar Program makes “going solar” simple & affordable in 4 simple steps!

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Who is sponsoring the program?

The program is organized by local community members of the Cache Clean Air Consortium (CCAC) and supported by the City of Logan, USU Credit Union and the USU Sustainability Council.

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The Cache Clean Air Consortium (CCAC) Cache Solar Discount Program Committee:

  • Jay Barlow, graduate student
  • Darren Bingham, student
  • Nicholas Flann, professor
  • James Goodwin, Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board for Logan City
  • Jack Greene, educator
  • Jordy Guth, architect and planner
  • Mark Holt, electrical engineer
  • Alexi Lamm, sustainability coordinator
  • Jacqueline Lowry, Cache Clean Air Consortium
  • Emily Malik, City of Logan
  • Matt Rogers, electrical engineer
  • Robert Schmidt, professor
  • Mike Taylor, solar consultant

Program History

In the fall of 2014, the Cache Clean Air Consortium (CCAC) hosted its first annual workshop in Logan. The event was organized by a host of local community members, and included representatives from non‐profit organizations, politicians, scientists, advocacy groups, and citizens. The Consortium facilitates community partnerships that result in actionable strategies to improve air quality in the Cache Valley of northern Utah.

During the Consortium, the Buildings and Energy workshop identified, initiating a solar bulk purchase program, for residents as its primary goal for 2015. Clean, renewable energy is an important component in reducing air pollution from energy plants fueled by coal and natural gas. Residents have become increasingly interested in solar power due to its potential to reduce or eliminate residential power bills, the benefits of clean energy for air quality, and the advantages of energy independence.

A steering committee for the Cache Solar Discount Program was formed from members of this workshop. The steering committee solicited competitive proposals from top Utah Contractors experienced in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) applications to facilitate a bulk purchase of solar rooftop residential systems for interested homeowners in the region.

Gardner Energy was selected by committee members as the contractor for the program based on their excellent professional reputation, past bulk purchase program experience and competitive discounted prices.

Gardner Energy has been installing solar in Cache Valley for many years completing projects for Hyrum City, Utah State University, and many local residences including the recent installation for Mayor Craig Peterson.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Summit County Health Building, Park City, Utah

Gardner was selected by a value based competitive bid process by Summit County to design and install the 71 kW roof mounted solar PV array. The design and installation was completed by our team of experts.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

Our Solar Portfolio

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00

Fitzgerald Residence in South Weber, Utah

Low profile flush mounted PV array on standard composite shingle roof. This system is capable of off setting over 90 percent on the power needs of the home. This system was installed in just over 3½ days!

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