May 3, 2022: Early-Stage Solar Developments and Tax Credits

Published by Michael Novogradac on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 9:30am

Many solar energy developers do early stage work to get a property ready for construction, then they sell the property to a developer who takes control, raises equity to fund the development and begins construction. However, more early stage solar developers are considering the option of maintaining control of the property and handling the construction, including receiving funding through equity from investment tax credits. In this episode of Tax Credit Tuesday, Michael Novogradac, CPA, and Rob Bryant, CPA, discuss the options and considerations for such developers. They examine the typical life cycle for a solar property and then look at the issues that developers should address when considering a long-term hold of the property. After that, they look at typical financing options, as well as tax and equity structuring issues for a developer who maintains control of a solar property as well as tools developers should consider while making a decision.