We had been looking at solar for over a year. The biggest hurdle in the process — besides picking the right installer — was the financing for the project. We lease our property from the City and this created a problem for most solar financing sources. Belvedere had no problem financing the project. The people at Belvedere were extremely helpful through the whole project and even after the completion checking in to make sure everything went as planned. Thanks to their ability to provide the financing we will save $2.2 million dollar in electricity costs over the life of the system. If you want a financing partner in your solar project, contact the team at Belvedere.

Bruce Toler, General Manager, Table Mountain Golf Club, Oroville, CA

Since we can’t use the tax benefits efficiently, Belvedere’s true lease was the right solution for us, which passed through significant savings on the total project cost. We went through many delays and changes during the installation and Belvedere’s support through the entire process was indispensable. We’re very pleased!

Kris Bronner, CFO, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Vista, CA

Our club is committed to protecting the environment, and going solar was an important part of realizing that vision. Belvedere’s true lease made it an easy decision, monetizing the tax benefits and giving us positive cash flow from year one. This was a complicated project, and Belvedere’s expertise with progress payments helped us keep expenditures allocated correctly and securely. Altogether a fine partnership!

Mary Kelly, Controller Round Hill Country Club, Alamo, CA

Belvedere offered a good rate but, more importantly, I had a lot of questions and found Belvedere to be very knowledgeable and responsive. Solar was unfamiliar territory for me and they put my mind at ease.       

Paul Toste, Toste Family Farms, Modesto, CA

Solar is an integral component of our Net Zero Electric commercial office building, but we couldn’t utilize the solar tax benefits.  The solar true lease with Belvedere allowed us to install solar with little upfront capital, and access the value of the tax benefits in the form of lower payments compared to conventional loans.

Jim Gaither Jr., Hanover Page Mill Associates, Palo Alto

The Villages is a retirement community of 4,000 residents. When we decided on proposing a $2 million solar project for powering our common area facilities, the approval process was lengthy and detailed. Financing was a key element that drew considerable attention. We were fortunate our solar installer partnered with Belvedere Finance, who we found very responsive and professional. They provided continuing support throughout the proposal and approval process such that our community overwhelmingly approved the installation. We are now enjoying the financial and environmental benefits of solar, in no small part, with the expertise and support of Belvedere.

John Stratakos, The Villages, San Jose, CA

Belvedere customized the financing structure specifically to meet my cash flow objectives. The rate was good, they didn’t require a lien on my property and they even included approval for some additional non-solar items. I’m very happy with them – one stop shopping!

Ganesh Sonpatki, Owner, Peppertree Inn, Beaverton, OR