Zero Down Solar partners with RC Cubed a green energy services firm committed to strengthening communities and protecting the environment. RC Cubed develops and designs PPA partnerships with non-profits to reduce energy bills and carbon footprints, increase local employment, create positive investment opportunities, and generate solid returns for investors. RC Cubed was Voted: 2016 Best of Santa Cruz Awards for Business Services
Nonprofits, municipalities, or schools partner with a private solar investor, who can take advantage of federal tax programs not available to a nonprofit. The 3rd-party investor purchases and builds a suitable solar array at the nonprofit's location, and then sells the solar power generated from that array to the nonprofit at locked-in predefined rates.
A solar PPA offers a non-profit very competitive rates for electricity without the risk of fluctuation. The non-profit's solar array's generation is tied into the nonprofit's electric meters, therefore, the nonprofit's consumption from the electric grid is reduced proportionally.