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CEFIA Residential Financing:
Smart-E, Solar Lease, CT Solar Loan
Training Presentation for Round III
Agenda
▪ Introduction to Homeowner Financing Options
– Smart-E Loan
– CT Solar Loan
– CT Solar Lease
▪ Product Comparison
Solarize
Introduction
to Financing Products
Which option is right for your customers?
Smart-E Loan
What Makes It Quick and easy
financing from
Special?
your local bank
CT Solar Loan
CT Solar Lease
Low monthly
payment makes
purchasing solar
affordable
Yes
Hassle- and
worry-free, no
money down
Own Your
Solar?
Down
Payment?
Yes
Not required
Minimum of 5% Not required if
of installed cost installed cost ≤
$4.50/W
Terms
5 - 12 years
15 years
No (option to
purchase)
20 years
Overview of the Financing Information
▪ Pricing Considerations: all data presented herein
reflects”
– Tier 5 (250 kW+)
– Pricing of $3.40/W, which is an average of the $/W
across the six Solarize Round III communities and
exclusive of any adders
 Or a total installed cost of $23,800 (before
significant federal and state incentives, and
exclusive of adders) for a 7 kW system
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Smart-E Loans
Introduction
to Smart-E Loans
What are Smart-E Loans?
▪ Smart-E is a residential loan product
for CT homeowners with FICO scores
≥ 680* and DTI ≤ 45% to access
long-term, low-interest financing for
energy improvements through
participating credit unions and
community banks with no money
down
* Some participating credit unions and banks will lend to homeowners w/credit scores ≥ 640
Smart-E Lenders
•
CorePlus FCU
•
Eastern Savings Bank
•
Liberty Bank
•
Naugatuck Savings Bank
•
Nutmeg FCU
•
Patriot National Bank
•
Quinnipiac Bank & Trust
•
Thomaston Savings
Bank
•
Union Savings Bank
Note: Approx. availability date for
Liberty Bank and Union Savings Bank is
end of September 2013
Light green – 1 Branch
LEGEND:
Medium green – 2 Branches
Dark green – 3 Branches
Smart-E Loan Representative Cash Flow
Term Length
Not-to-Exceed Rate
Down Payment Required
Loan Amount (7 kW @ $3.40/W)
ITC Value
Est. Monthly Payment
Est. Net Cost (1st Month)
12-year
6.99%
$0
$15,470
$4,641
($159)
($62)
Smart-E 12 Year Loan: Annual Cash Flows
$5,000
$4,000
(savings)
$3,000
$2,000
Value of ITC essentially covers net
payments due over 12 year term
$1,000
$0
(25 years)
$1,000
Marketing the Smart-E Loan
▪ Quick, easy, flexible (can finance EE, too, and up
to 20% non-energy measures… like roof repair)
▪ Local lender, high touch
▪ Video online here: www.energizect.com/smarte
▪ CEFIA calculator tool to determine best term/rate
for each customer
Smart-E Interest Rate Promotion
▪ For Smart-E Loans, CEFIA is offering a
promotional six-month, 0% interest deal for all
customers who finance systems using this
product
▪ For this 7 kW system priced at $3.40/W, this deal
is equivalent to a discount of about $535 that you
can offer your customers
CT Solar Loan
Introduction
to the CT Solar Loan
CT Solar Loan
▪ The CT Solar Loan is a residential loan
product specifically designed for solar,
serving homeowners with FICO scores ≥
680 and DTI ≤ 45%* with the lowest
monthly payments on the road to solar
ownership and the greatest long-term
return on investment
*FICOs ≥ 720 no DTI limit
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Overview of Solar Loan:
Loan Terms
Terms and Conditions
Interest Rate
6.49% per year (assuming pre-payment using ITC
proceeds within first 18 months)
Term
15 years
Down payment
Minimum down payment of 5% of gross system costs
FICO Score
≥ 680
Re-amortization
Yes, allowed once within first 18 months
Assignability
Yes, so long as new homeowner meets credit criteria
of CT Solar Loan
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CT Solar Loan Representative Cash Flow
Term Length
15-year
Interest Rate (assuming pre-payment using ITC proceeds)
6.49%
Down Payment Required
$1,190
Loan Amount (7 kW @ $3.40/W)
$14,280
ITC Value
$4,641
Est. Monthly Payment (1st Month)
$124
Est. Net Cost (1st Month)
$19
Est. Monthly Payment (at time of re-amortization)
$81
Est. Net Cost (at time of re-amortization)
$29
**Assumes no dealer fee
CT Solar Loan: Annual Cash Flows
(savings)
$2,500
$2,000
$1,500
$1,000
$500
$0
$500
$1,000
$1,500
$2,000
Cash flow positive by year 2 due to lower monthly
payments and re-amortization of loan using ITC
(25 years)
Marketing the CT Solar Loan
Sungage Physical and On-line Assets
Physical collateral
Social Media
Sungage.net
Solar-Wealth.com
Earned media
Solar Wealth™ Calculator
CT Solar Lease
Introduction
to the CT Solar Lease
Overview of the CT Solar Lease (Residential PV)
▪ Competitive solar lease program
structure:
– 20-year lease for homeowners with credit
scores ≥ 640 and DTI ≤ 45%
– Escalating payments (2.99% per year) or fixed
lease available for higher monthly price
– No money down*
– Lease payments can be "bought down" or
"pre-paid"
* If total system cost ≤ $4.50/W
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Overview of the CT Solar Lease
▪ Additional benefit to homeowners:
– Bundled insurance and warranty
management from Assurant
 One-call resolution for all issues
 Property and casualty coverage
 Multi-Year Warranty Management Program
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Escalating CT Solar Lease Representative Cash Flow
Term Length
20-year
Not-to-Exceed Rate
N/A
Down Payment Required
$0
Est. Monthly Payment (1st Month)
$72
Est. Monthly Savings (1st Month)
$34
Month of First Positive Cash Flow Immediate
Note: assumes 7 kW system installed at $3.50/W inclusive of $.10/W for extended warranty
CT Solar Lease: Annual Cash Flow
$600
Immediately cash flow positive
$500
(savings)
$400
$300
$200
$100
$0
(20 years)
Marketing the CT Solar Lease (Residential PV)
▪ The “Pitch” for CT Solar Lease
– Go Solar for no money down*
– Save on your electric bill from day one
 And lock in predictable bills for years to come
– Peace of mind through the life of your lease
 Insurance and warranty coverage bundled in, just one # to call
 Warranty coverage for full 20 years even if homeowner buys system
 Protection even if manufacturer or installer (God forbid!) goes out of
business
– The affordable way to go solar
 Pay a low fixed or escalated monthly payment – you choose
With the CT Solar Lease it’s never been easier to go solar!
* No down payment require if total system cost ≤ $4.50/W
Comparison of Financing Options
(for a 7kW system
installed at $3.40/W)
Smart-E Loan (12yr)
CT Solar Loan
CT Solar Lease
6.99%
6.49%
N/A
$0
$1,253
$0
Loan Amount
$15,470
$14,280
N/A
Term (years)
12
15
20
($159)
($124)
[$19]
($72)
($62)
($81)
[29]
$34
Assignable
No
 Yes
 Yes
Re-amortization
No
 Yes
N/A
No
 Yes
 Yes
No
No
 Yes
Not-to-Exceed Rate
Down Payment Required
Est. 1st Month Payment
[after re-amortization]
Est. 1st Month Net Cost
[after re-amortization]
System performance
guarantee
Insurance and warranty
bundle + lifetime O&M
Note: for lease, assumes an extra $0.10/W for extended inverter warranty
Questions / Comments

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