|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Other Assets [Abstract]|
Project assets consist of the following:
Included in project assets are capital lease assets and accumulated depreciation of capital lease assets. Capital lease assets consist of the following:
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, the Company received $0, $0 and $3,727, respectively, in grant awards from the Treasury under Section 1603 of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Act authorizes the Treasury to make payments to eligible persons who place in service qualifying renewable energy projects. The grants are paid in lieu of investment tax credits. All of the cash proceeds from the grants were used and recorded as a reduction in the cost basis of the applicable project assets. If the Company disposes of the property, or the property ceases to qualify as a specified energy property, within five years from the date the property is placed in service, then a prorated portion of the Section 1603 payment must be repaid. For tax purposes, the Section 1603 payments are not included in federal and certain state taxable income and the basis of the property is reduced by 50% of the payment received. Deferred grant income of $7,739 and $8,291 in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, represents the benefit of the basis difference to be amortized to income tax expense over the life of the related property.
The Company has received cash rebates from a utility company, which were accounted for as reductions in the book value of the related project assets. The rebates were one-time payments based on the cost and efficiency of the installed units, and are earned upon installation and inspection by the utility. The payments are not related to, or subject to adjustment based on, future operating performance. The rebates were payable from the utility to the Company and are applied against the cost of construction, thereby reducing the book value of the corresponding project assets and have been treated as an investing activity in the accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows. No rebates were received during the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.
Depreciation and amortization expense on the above project assets, net of deferred grant amortization, for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 was $19,377, $16,911 and $15,047, respectively, and is included in cost of revenues in the accompanying consolidated statements of income (loss). Included in these depreciation and amortization expense totals are depreciation and amortization expense on capital lease assets of $570, $174 and $0, respectively, for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014.
The entire disclosure for other assets. This disclosure includes other current assets and other noncurrent assets.
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