Helios provides a wide range of financing solutions, so that building owners can find the one that best suits their own situation and cash position. Helios financing products are designed to overcome the two highest barriers to energy retrofits, i.e. lack of budget and lack of confidence in the savings.
In addition, Helios’ financing products ensure that the projects are cash flow positive to the building owner from day one. Monthly payments are calculated to be less than the insured savings for HELiOS E-Lease™. With a HELiOS ESA™ (Efficiency Services Agreement), the owner pays only for realized energy savings at a rate lower than current energy costs. With HELiOS PACE™ (Property Assessed Clean Energy), long term financing of up to 20-30 years allows low debt service payments so that the cost of energy saved is greater than the loan payment.
HELiOS ESA™ and HELiOS PACE™ are particularly attractive to multi-tenant property owners, where energy services payments for the ESA or the assessment payments through property taxes for PACE are costs passed through to the tenants. This overcomes the Owner-Tenant split incentive (where the owner would pay capital costs of the improvements and the tenant, who pays the energy costs, would get the benefit of the lower costs).
Through its network of financing partners, Helios can also provide more traditional financing solutions such as loans, capital leases, operating leases, as well as tax-exempt loans and leases for governmental organizations.