The National Trust Solar platform assists insurance companies in identifying, analyzing and managing investments in qualified solar installations. The investments would be structured as equity contributions with allocated tax credits. The National Trust Solar platform will provide the following services: identify quality projects available for investment; assist in communicating deal terms with Sponsors; conduct credit and technical diligence; manage the closing process and report on operating assets through investor exit.
Solar installations receive federal tax credits (direct 1-to-1 off-set) based on 30% of eligible project costs. The installations also qualify for accelerated depreciation, further enhancing tax efficiency. In addition to tax benefits, solar deals produce steady revenue streams through the sale of power. A tax credit equity investor may displace taxes owed with an investment in the installation, and share in the profits/losses of the underlying asset.