K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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Business owners that own their buildings can finance 100% of the cost of renewable energy projects and energy improvements, and make payments through a tax assessment over 20 years. Utility savings often exceed payment obligations. Eligible expenses include: Building/adding energy efficient upgrades such as windows, lights, or HVAC, Adding renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, or geothermal, and adding Electrical Vehicle charging infrastructure.


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