New BEE Co-op

By Lee Consavage

It’s been a whole month since I’ve updated my blog, and not even a single entry in the month of June – until today. The high energy prices have many homeowners worried about keeping warm this winter. So we’ve been helping out homeowners as much as possible to let them know the cost of installing renewable energy systems. Unfortunately the homeowners most worried about keeping warm this winter are least likely to be in a position to afford a renewable energy system.

Besides answering calls and emails, we’ve also been busy attempting to establish a BEE Co-op Energy Services Company (ESCO) to help homeowners afford renewable energy systems. Our new company will allow homeowners to not only take advantage of the any renewable energy rebates offered by their states, but also all of the Federal Solar Incentive Tax Credits available only to businesses. The tax credit savings are passed onto the homeowner in a lease to own arrangement, reducing the overall cost of the system.

Our business plan invites investors to partner with BEE Co-op, providing BEE Co-op with the revenue to pay the total upfront costs to install solar energy systems on homeowners roofs. Homeowners sign a lease to own agreement with BEE Co-op, making monthly payments to BEE Co-op for about 8 years. At the end of the lease period, the homeowner takes full ownership of their solar energy system, receiving free energy for the life of their system.

We’ve met with very knowledgeable tax attorneys and accountants to determine how best to startup our BEE Co-op. Besides the cost to create the legal documents (investor disclosure statements, lease-to-own agreements, tax statements) there’s also the cost to meet Federal and state security requirements (as in the Securities Exchange Commission, not Homeland Security) in each state that we’ll offer our BEE Co-op services.

We’re about to roll out an initial step to help out homeowners; we’ve made arrangements with GroSolar to offer solar electric (PV) and solar thermal at discounted prices. Details will be forthcoming on these packages.


Seacoast Consulting Engineering
Located in Eliot, Maine
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& Electrical Engineers
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