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1 Solar Benefits Colorado:! Solar & EV made simple!! September 2015

2 Perceived Barriers to Solar & EV! Range anxiety High upfront cost Marketing & customer acquisition Customer confusion Information overload Who to call? What s best for my home?

3 What is Solar Benefits Colorado?! A limited-time group procurement program for residential solar installations and / or electric vehicles, designed to reduce the confusion, making the process simple and affordable. How? By pooling the buying power of homeowners By providing vetted contractors By providing technical advice to answer your questions Goals: Help homeowners save on their utility bills for years to come Make it easy to reduce your carbon footprint and support larger community sustainability goals.

4 Who is eligible?! Outreach focused on homeowners in: Adams, Boulder and Denver counties Referrals welcome Friends, neighbors & coworkers living throughout the Front Range Please note: Not available in IREA service area (net energy metering changes uncertain).

5 The Selection Process! Step 1: Vote Solar issued a Request for Proposals issued to local solar firms and EV manufacturers. Step 2: Volunteer community evaluation committee reviewed proposals & vetted firms based on: Experience, resources, longevity, equipment, warranties, customer service, financing options & pricing discounts. Step 3: The committee selected two providers to offer services through Solar Benefits Colorado.

6 Registering for Solar! Benefits Colorado! Solar: System prices start at: $3.50/watt EV: BIG discounts Financing available Register online to request a no cost site evaluation & proposal from the solar installers. Buy / lease EV by Oct. 31! Sign solar contracts by Nov. 6!

7 EV + Solar.! It s like a Groupon for a sustainable future! First EV group buy in the U.S. 60 Nissan Leafs sold in just 3 weeks! Never buy gas again.

8 The EV Deal! 2015 Nissan Leaf S with Quick Charge Package! Market Rate Price: $31,810! Group price: $23,461 plus fees and taxes! Discount from dealer + $5,000 discount from Nissan if you use their financing Plus, up to $12,500 in Federal ($7,500) & State (approx. $5,000) tax credits available for 2015 A POTENTIAL NET VALUE OF $10,961..AMAZING!!

9 How Solar Works! The Grid Tied Solar Electric System Solar Panels Sunlight creates DC Electricity Inverter Changes DC Power to AC (AC Power used in Home) Net Metering Excess (Unused) power turns your meter backward and travels back into the grid. Utility issues credits for power produced.

10 What Makes A Good Solar Site?! Orientation South, West, East Shading Trees, Buildings, Poles Location Roof Mounted

11 YOUR SOLAR PURCHASE! Program Pricing, Products, Warranties Pricing Incentives Pricing $3.50 / watt DC (pretax), plus adders $750 incentive (Visa gift card) _ $350 for referrals (Visa gift card) Module Efficiency Warranty Financing & Service REC Group 275 watt 15.8% 10-year Installation & Workmanship 25-year linear power output 10-year product warranty Discounted group pricing available for cash purchases (for those who want to own the equipment) and as solar PPA (for those who simply want to purchase solar energy with a 20- year service contract). Your Sunrun consultant will help determine which option is right for you. Inverter Type Warranty Financing & Service SolarEdge Central w/ Panel Optimizers & Monitoring 10-year Installation & Workmanship 12 year (extended warranty available up to 25-year) Your solar system requires an inverter, which will need to be replaced periodically. It is expected that the inverter will fail in year With a solar PPA, the inverter will replaced at no cost to you.

12 System Pricing! Example 5.5 kw (DC) Equipment Panels REC Group (20 modules) Panel Wattage 275w Inverter (Central) Solar Edge (w/optimizer) Pricing Price / watt $3.50 Wattage (DC) 5500 Base System Price $19,250 Program Incentive -$750 Total installed cost $16,750 Federal ITC (30% of cost; expires 2016) -$5,775 Final Net (After Tax) System Cost $12,725 Savings Simple Payback (Years) 10 Assumptions Annual Electric Bill $1,200 ($100/mo) Additional equipment and adder pricing details available on the program website

13 Your Financing Options Flexibility in how you pay for solar 1. Cash 2. Power Purchase Agreement 2.a Prepaid Power Agreement Invest more upfront, with no future bill or payments Monetize the 30% tax credit Ideal for those who desire to own their system from day one $500 or minimal upfront investment Pay for solar monthly, at a rate lower than your current utility 20-year agreement: maintenance, monitoring, repairs, insurance and production guarantee Ideal for those who want to hold on to their cash for other purposes Invest more upfront, with no ongoing bill 20-year agreement: maintenance, monitoring, repairs, insurance and production guarantee Ideal for those who cannot or do not want to wait for the 30% Federal tax credit

14 Lease / PPA FAQs What happens if I move? Transfer the agreement to the new homeowner (no transfer fees!) Pay out the remainder of the agreement Buyout the system What happens at the end of the agreement? What are my buyout options if I decide I want to own? You always have a path to ownership! Buy out the agreement at any time if you decide you want to own the system End of term: purchase, renewal and free removal options available Have us remove the system for free, with the option of upgrading your home to the latest technology Annual renewal with a guaranteed low rate Buy the equipment at fair market value

15 Help Spread the Word! Solar: Registration closes October 31 Contracts signed by Nov. 6 Fed tax credit to expire end 2016 Electric Vehicles: Financing available Buy / lease EV by Oct. 31 Great timing for April tax season

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