Socially Responsible Investment Opportunities
Bringing solar technology to the nonprofit community is not only a socially responsible investment opportunity, it is also a smart one – providing attractive before and after-tax returns. Federal tax benefits equal approximately 65 percent of each solar installation’s cost, and the solar tax credit delivery schedule is fast.
RSB Funds has opportunities to invest in nonprofit hosted systems for both equity and debt participants. For the socially responsible equity investor, RSB Funds opportunities provide an attractive uncorrelated market return. Because solar arrays are fully warranted and insured, the investment poses minimal production risk. Exit options begin in year six, including a no-cash-needed gift option in which investors can choose to donate the system to the nonprofit host.
For socially responsible debt participants, RSB Funds offers custom transactions and pooled investments. These opportunities also qualify as program related investments (PRIs) for private foundation investors. To learn more about opportunities for Foundations, please click here.
The Administration has signaled that energy efficiency is now a vital component of the US energy strategy, signaling that this sector will continue to provide a sound investment.