Like businesses, nonprofit organizations must support operating costs in order to run their activities. Most of the time their budget is limited, and every dollar spent on electricity is a dollar not invested in their cause.
Unlike commercial installations, nonprofits don’t have the tax liability to leverage some of the cost-saving incentives for going solar. We are here to help you leverage the Federal Investment Tax Credit for so you can start saving right away and focus your time and funds on the causes you hold dear to you.
Focus on your passions,
we’ll handle the rest.
Budget planning is critical for nonprofit organizations to keep their operations going. An investment in a solar panel system will protect your organization from annual electricity rate increases and reduce your operating expenses. We’ll take care of every step of the process so you can focus on what’s really important: your mission.
We’ll help you finance
your solar system.
We understand how challenging it can be to come up with the initial investment for a solar system and the added challenge of being tax-exempt. To address these issues, we have partnered with financial institutions who support nonprofits who want to go solar. We have various financing options available to provide the best model for you.
Nonprofit Case Study
Congregation Sherith Israel
This historic temple in San Francisco combines a vision of tradition and embracing a more sustainable future.
The Congregation Sherith Israel has been a landmark in San Francisco since the turn of the 20th century. The synagogue’s leaders’ commitment to serving others does not stop at their community service: going solar is a statement of sustainability for future generations.
- Kilowatts installed: 33.92 | 106 solar panels
- Payback period: 6.5 years
- Internal rate of return: 15.8%
- Emissions offset per year: 35.4 metric tons
- Equivalent to:
- 86,869 miles driven by a car
- 38,777 pounds of coal burned
- Carbon sequestered by 41.7 acres of forest
Double Your Impact:
Host a Solar Giving Program
Your organization cares about sustainability. Help your members, donors, employees, and followers take that message home with them.
We can’t save the world on our own!
Santa Barbara is rich in community spirit and a commitment to serving the greater good. Brighten Solar Co. is dedicated to helping other organizations with an altruistic mission. Through a solar giving program, we can work together to bring more renewable energy to our community while supporting your organization’s work.