Solar Asset Valuation

Valuing Solar Energy Projects

Best Practices in Valuing Solar Energy Projects

According to appraisal standards, when valuing equipment like solar facilities, appraisers should consider three valuation approaches: the market approach, cost approach, and income approach. Then they can determine their final opinion of value. Because solar power facilities involve building costs, electrical work, management services, and more, the income approach is usually best. It values the […]

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Valuation of Solar Assets

What is a Residual Value for Equipment Leasing, and How is it Determined?

Overview In the equipment leasing industry, a residual value is the leasing company’s equity investment in the lease. It is, nominally, the value of the equipment at the end of the lease, the price that the lessee will pay to buy the equipment, or, in the event of return, the equity investment in the lease

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Valuation of Solar Assets

Overview In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 50%. Installations surged in 2016 ahead of potential expiration of the ITC, but an extension in late 2015 has created federal policy stability through 2021. Solar project costs have continued their rapid decline; the cost of utility-scale solar projects has declined by 80% during 2010-2018.

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