Pro´s and Con´s of various options:
PAY CASH UPFRONT
Pro´s : most simple payment mechanism.
Con´s: Opportunity cost.
Best for: Those who do not wish to create debt.
COMMERCIAL LOAN SECURED BY COMPANY ASSETS TO FUND INVESTMENT
Pro´s : Frequently can achieve positive cash flow in Year One.
Con´s: Adds to debt load, potentially limiting extent of future borrowing.
Best for: Most businesses.
POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT(3rd party owns system; sells you power at close to utility rates for a long term agreement. Purchase system at end of term.)
Pro´s : Possibility of savings.
Con´s: :No ownership of PV system Modest to poor per-kWh savings, if any
Best for: Those with strong aversion to debt Businesses with limited borrowing capacity