AIRE’s approach to project development and finance has evolved from a model (in the singular) to more of an organic, analog range of modalities. No two projects are alike and therefore flexibility is an important design principle. Developing a solar project involves aligning several interrelated elements and looking for optimization. Means of finance must take into account all of these elements. Said another way, finance options are constrained by all these elements. See the AIRE finance calculator page here. A deep dive into the rates a utility (Duke Energy in this case) will pay you for your solar generation, see AIRE’s rate page here.
The schematic illustrates our process. (Click on the image to see a more detailed process map.)