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C&I Energy Solutions

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Customized lending solutions for clean energy projects.

Investing in sustainability will make a difference for your business’s ​​expenses, and it can set you apart from your competition. With United Community Bank, you’ll receive solutions that will help you finance your business’s energy efficient or renewable energy projects​, along with personalized support through every step of the process.


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Market Solutions

Commercial Solar

There are numerous incentives and cost saving opportunities available that can make installing solar on your commercial rooftop a smart economic decision.

Battery Storage/ Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

Battery Storage, or ESS, provides ample opportunities for businesses to generate and store more of their required energy, thus resulting in even lower utility bills and the ability for a back-up power supply.

EV Charging

Recent acceleration & adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States and abroad will require substantial charging infrastructure be in place in a short amount of time.


For numerous reasons, business owners today are seeking clean and reliable sources of energy. Let us help you navigate and implement a sustainable energy strategy that works for your business.

5 ways you can benefit from renewable energy solutions:

1. Receive a 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit on the cost of the system
​​2. Reduce energy expenses by 30-80% on average
3. Available with various ownership options, some with 0% down
4. Generate clean energy for 25+ years
5. Commitment to being more sustainable with energy security

Recent Opportunities

Beauty Product Distributor

Recently we worked with a beauty product distributor and local solar installer to provide financing for a rooftop solar system. We worked in tandem with the client and the Installer to understand the scope and economics of the project and in turn were able to provide a financing solution that benefitted everyone.

Convenience Store EV Charging Stations

United was able to welcome a new client to the bank who provides EV Charging installation services to clients throughout the Southeast. The client was introduced to Britt via a United commercial relationship manager and after meeting with the owner and understanding the capital need we were able to provide a financing solution that will help support his growing business.

Meet our C&I Energy Solutions expert.

If you’re interested in learning more about helping your business transition to a more energy efficient and sustainable future, please reach out to United’s C&I Energy Solutions specialist, Britt Lothridge, for more details.

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Britt Lothridge

Relationship Manager Renewable Energy

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Commercial Solar FAQs

Why finance my system through United Community Bank?

UCB’s Renewable Energy Finance team has a combined 25+ years in the Renewable Energy industry as well as the expertise required to accurately model the economic and environmental impacts of installing a system at your facility. We also have a vast network of developers & installers who can make your PV System a reality, but don’t worry, we will be with you each step of the way!

Are there any tax benefits for installing solar on my building?

Yes, there is a federal investment tax credit (ITC) of 26% of the cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system that can be claimed on federal income taxes. A client can also take advantage of accelerated depreciation (Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System, or MACRES) to reduce the overall cost of the system. Please see the Guide to the Federal Investment Tax Credit.

How much can I expect to save on my utility bill?

There are many variables that can determine individual savings including, but not limited to, utility, roof space, demand charges, net metering, but in the southeast we see clients saving anywhere between 30-60%.  

How long will the solar system last?

With proper upkeep and maintenance, a system can last 25+ years.

Will installing solar void my roof warranty?

Reputable installers work with roofing manufacturers to not void any existing warranties.