Solar power for water interests

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Meridian Solar, Inc. (TECL: 24461 - TBPE Firm #F-12806)
4109 Todd Lane, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78744

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Solar power for water interests

  1. 1. Solar Power for Water InterestsTWCA 68th Annual Convention Dallas, Dallas Texas March 9, M h 9 2012
  2. 2. Photovoltaics (PV)
  3. 3. EPC Services Provided• Feasibility studies• Design & Engineering g g g• Equipment supply• System installation• Performance testing & commissioning• Ongoing O&M
  4. 4. Qualifications• 12+ Years in Business• ~450 installations• ~9 MW installed capacity p y• TDLR Licensed Electrical Contractor• TBPE Registered Engineering Firm• GSA/TXMAS Schedule Holder Status
  5. 5. Who?
  6. 6. Ft. Sam Houston
  7. 7. NAVFAC
  8. 8. Ft. Worth ISD
  9. 9. TSTC Waco
  10. 10. TSTC Harlingen
  11. 11. Smithville
  12. 12. UT Austin Facilities Building
  13. 13. Hill Air Force Base
  14. 14. Bluff’s Landing
  15. 15. Shallowater ISD
  16. 16. UT Austin Manor Parking
  17. 17. UT Austin Manor Parking
  18. 18. UT Arlington
  19. 19. UT Arlington
  20. 20. Why?
  21. 21. Why Clients are Choosing PV• Leverage Federal Tax Incentives & Private Capital – 30% Investment Tax Credit – Accelerated Depreciation (MACRS) ~25-30%• Public Relations• Local Utility Rebates• Educational/Community Value• LEED• Relatively long term perspective on energy rates/costs• Hedge Against Commodity Risk – 20-25 year budget Transparency• Lower Utility Costs
  22. 22. How?
  23. 23. Procurement Paths• Direct Purchase – Up-front capital requirement – High single/low double digit return on that capital• Fi Finance/Lease /L – Lease payment offset by utility cost savings – Asset converts to site host at lease end• Purchase Power Agreement – 2 MW+ installed capacity – “break point” for pricing scale MW break point – $0.10-$0.12 per kWh fixed or with 2%-3% annual escalator – 20-25 year term – O&M Covered b O C d by Owner/Operator /O t
  24. 24. Texas Population Growth (Historical)
  25. 25. Texas Population Growth (Forecasted)
  26. 26. Thank Yo ! You!

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