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VIA The Motley Fool
aRecently, more complex financing structures have been used to grow solar, particularly in the U.S. SolarCity ( ) , Vivint Solar ( ) , and SunPower all use tax equity financing to finance residential systems that are leased to homeowners. Banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America will provide financing for a project and "buy" the system for the first few years of its life so they can take advantage of tax benefits like the 30% investment tax credit and accelerated depreciation. Once these tax benefits have been utilized, the system usually then reverts back to the company that built it.