Partner With An Experienced and Synergistic Tax Equity Investor

We pride ourselves on making decisions quickly, being responsive, valuing people and the business relationship, and optimizing projects for all stakeholders. Our approach seeks solid risk-adjusted financial returns while supporting the transition to carbon neutrality and environmental benefits.

As a collaborative partner, we seek to invest in high-quality, mid-sized solar projects and reputable developers throughout the country for years to come. We conduct business with trust and respect, creating win/wins.

Our Offerings

Nelnet is a service-oriented company of more than 6,500 associates. Our investment approach mirrors our core values of putting the customer first, diversifying and growing revenue, and giving back to our communities.

Solar Investment Asset Management

As an experienced tax equity investor, we’ve funded nearly $200 million of tax equity to construct more than 100 projects throughout the U.S. We seek projects that are 2-20 MW in size, developers with pipeline to underwrite multiple deals, solid long-term project operators, and companies that value business relationships.

Industries We Serve

In supporting construction and operation of small utility-scale and distributed generation projects as a tax equity investor, Nelnet provides unmatched value to our partners and customers working within various industries.

Energy

Nelnet supports renewable energy through tax equity investments in solar and by leveraging expertise in asset management, compliant operations, technology, marketing, customer experience, and more. Plus, we support emerging clean technologies.

Education

Nelnet was founded on making our customers’ educational dreams possible. Our partners in this industry know that our commitment to education – from K-12 to higher education – is part of what defines us.

Financial Services

With decades of experience with loans to payment plans and more, Nelnet’s longevity and reputation in this industry thrive based on our innovation, compliance, quality, efficiency, and customer experience.

Technology

At Nelnet, we know the most innovative technology anticipates customer needs, provides exceptional user experience, is flexible and easily integrated – and must be supported by real people providing expert service.

Related Nelnet Brands

Nelnet provides valuable solutions across multiple business lines. We invite you to explore our brands related to solar tax equity investing.

Our Tax Equity Funding Team

Scott Gubbels

Executive Director, Tax

Scott.Gubbels@nelnet.net
402.458.3041

Scott Gubbels is the Executive Director of Corporate Tax and Renewable Energy at Nelnet. Scott worked as a certified public accountant for eight years before joining Nelnet to lead their corporate tax department when the company went public in 2003. He has managed all tax considerations for more than fifty-five acquisitions, and his team has created significant, tangible value through tax planning, compliance, and controversy defense. During his tenure, Scott managed a payroll and benefits department that improved its processing accuracy by more than 40%, completed a human resource information system conversion, and enabled employee self-service. After transforming this area, he led an effort to implement the Balanced Scorecard, as well as foster strategic planning throughout the organization. Scott then started and led a corporate innovation initiative to create new revenue streams for the enterprise. The innovation group screened ideas and developed products/services into sustainable, scalable businesses, being recognized with the Nebraska Corporate Innovator of the Year award two years in a row under Scott’s leadership. Most recently, Scott is leading Nelnet’s investment and engagement within renewable energy. He oversees the funding and management of $156 million in solar tax equity, completed several equity fundings with co-investors, helped launch Nelnet’s community solar subscription acquisition and management business, and is looking to further Nelnet’s commitment to cleantech and the renewables industry.

Let's Get Started

If you’re ready to boost your company’s shareholder value, lower your effective tax rate, and drive sustainability, contact us today. We look forward to helping you get started with hassle-free co-investing.

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