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Maximize IRA incentives with QBi’s document management feature

In a significant move to bolster domestic manufacturing and clean energy investments, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS have released additional guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) domestic content bonus. This initiative aims to incentivize the use of domestically produced materials in renewable energy projects by offering an additional 10% tax bonus to projects that meet specific domestic content requirements. However, navigating these requirements necessitates meticulous documentation and robust management systems to ensure compliance and capitalize on the incentives.

The domestic content bonus applies to facilities and projects that meet minimum thresholds of U.S.-produced steel, iron, and other manufactured products. To qualify, developers and owners of the projects must ensure that all manufacturing processes for major steel and iron components occur domestically and that a minimum percentage of the total costs for manufactured products and components are derived from U.S. sources.

According to the guidance, projects must adhere to domestic content standards and document compliance meticulously to secure the bonus under the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This involves gathering certifications from suppliers, calculating the overall percentage of U.S.-sourced materials, and retaining this documentation for several years in case of IRS audits.


The daily struggle with traditional document management.

The implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act's (IRA) domestic content bonus has brought to light the critical importance of effective document management in renewable energy projects. To qualify for the additional 10% tax incentive, projects must meticulously document their use of domestically produced materials and maintain these records for up to eight years. This requirement highlights a common pain point in the industry: the struggle with traditional document management tools.

Many renewable energy companies still rely on tools like MS Outlook, Excel, and shared drives for document management. While these tools may suffice for routine tasks, they often fall short when complications arise. Imagine this scenario: a project developer receives an urgent request for a specific document. Despite being sure it’s stored in the shared drive, a quick search yields numerous irrelevant results, causing delays and frustration. Such inefficiencies can lead to significant project setbacks.


Key challenges of traditional document management:


  1. Risk of losing important documents: Many companies still use outdated digital document management systems. These systems can be slow and inefficient, requiring significant time and effort to navigate and manage documents, which can detract from focusing on project development and innovation.
  2. Editing challenges: Older digital document management systems often lack efficient collaboration features, making it difficult for multiple team members to edit documents simultaneously. This can lead to version control issues and delays as documents are passed back and forth for updates, wasting valuable business time and resources.
  3. Multiple document versions: Without proper version control, systems can lead to confusion over which document version is the latest. This can cause team members to work with outdated information, leading to errors and project delays.
  4. Accessibility challenges: Digital systems can have accessibility issues, particularly if they are not cloud-based. This can be problematic when team members need to access documents remotely or when key personnel are unavailable, slowing down project timelines.
  5. Security concerns: Protecting sensitive information is a major challenge in document management. Traditional tools often lack robust security features, making them vulnerable to unauthorized access or breaches, which can lead to severe reputational damage and legal complications.


QBi your partner in maximizing your renewable portfolio.

Choosing QBi means aligning your renewable energy projects with a platform that integrates document management and specifically addresses the industry’s unique challenges. We offer a comprehensive solution that tackles the pain points of traditional document management, ensuring that you take full advantage of IRA incentives.


How QBi solves your document management problems:


  • Eliminate the risk of losing important documents: Our platform centralizes all project-related documents, ensuring they are easily accessible and securely stored. This eliminates the chaos of disorganized files and streamlines document retrieval.

  • Enhance security and protect sensitive information: QBi provides granular access controls, ensuring only authorized personnel can access sensitive documents. This minimizes the risk of accidental breaches and enhances overall data security.

  • Compliance assurance: Our system is designed to help you maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. By automating document management processes, QBi ensures that all necessary documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and readily available for audits.

  • Efficiency and resource optimization: With advanced tagging, search functionalities, and audit logs, QBi reduces the time spent searching for documents. This allows your team to focus on more critical tasks, improving overall productivity.

  • Simplify editing and collaboration: QBi supports real-time document sharing, facilitating efficient teamwork. Our platform enables stakeholders to upload, review, and manage documents without duplication, ensuring everyone is on the same page.

  • Streamline M&A transactions with virtual data rooms: Grant access to your external advisors or potential buyers with our multi-role security level and forget about duplicating information in different cloud storage accounts, updating missing documents… Get full visibility of which files are available. Track when and by whom, files have been viewed, uploaded, or downloaded. Speed up your deals with QBI.


Why Choose QBi?

QBi is the perfect partner to optimize your renewable portfolio, from conception to execution.

Our platform goes beyond providing the most comprehensive business management software by offering a dedicated team of experts to ensure you maximize its potential. We centralize all data and processes involved in managing renewable portfolios, ensuring data reliability.

Crafted by renewable specialists for renewable specialists, QBi’s solution caters to the full asset lifecycle, integrates with all relevant technologies, and ingests any type of data source and format. This results in a unique platform for your entire organization, empowering every department and function with the data they need to make informed decisions.

Ready to streamline your document management and maximize your IRA incentives? Book a demo today and discover how QBi can transform your renewable portfolio.


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