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Renewable Energy

Evaluating your options: financial solutions for the emerging energy market

The race to find affordable sources of renewable energy is on and despite the credit crunch and economic turmoil, the federal government and many of the states continue to offer tax credits and incentives to make sure the nation maintains a leadership role in the green industrial revolution.

We can help you incorporate those incentives into your business plan.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and state mandates for renewable energy production standards have combined to encourage unprecedented investment in alternative energy projects. Success in this emerging market will depend heavily on the ability to leverage available tax credits, grants, and other related incentives to raise the needed capital. In order to get these projects up and running and to increase their internal rate of return, this complex process requires the skills of a multidisciplinary team.

The energy industry experts and tax specialists at Plante Moran can help you sort through the myriad of options available to your project, whether it is solar, wind, biomass, or other forms of alternative energy production. Our tax and finance consultants will use modeling tools to help you evaluate the best incentives and financing options available for your alternative energy solution, such as: 

  • Investment tax credits and grants 
  • Production tax credits 
  • Renewable energy credits 
  • Clean renewable energy, tax free, or other bond financing 
  • Federally guaranteed loan programs 
  • Favorable depreciation rights 
  • State incentive programs


Structuring Your Project

You can depend on our experience to help you structure your project for situations involving multiple financing sources in order to maximize the benefits that are available and to monitorize the tax incentives. If you need more, you can draw on our strong credibility with banks, insurance underwriters, and investors. We are part of Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and business advisory firms, and we are recognized in the energy industry for
our dedication to helping our clients thrive.