Sound too good to be true? Thanks to Sungevity, you can go solar today with no money down.
Here’s how it works. Sungevity, the CalFinder certfied installer and local BBQ hero, offers solar leasing plans for homeowners that lack the necessary upfront investment. This means that if you’re curious how much you could save with solar, you can:
- Request your free estimates by clicking here
- Work with contractors to design, install and monitor a system to power your home
- Start saving money immediately, rather than 10-15 years down the road
According to Sungevity, homeowners save an average of 15% on energy bills in their first year, and then more and more as utility prices rise. Sungevity has been CalFinder certified for years, and we are proud of their innovative solar options.
Currently based in California, Arizona and Colorado, Sungevity aspires to service the entire country. They believe that homeowners everywhere should have access to solar, and have worked out a solar leasing plan that allows just that.
In addition to low monthly payments, customers of Sungevity also enjoy round-the-clock monitoring of their systems, panel maintenance if needed, and insurance for the equipment. If your system falls short of Sungevity’s quoted power output, they’ll either fix the situation or pay you the difference.
This is a company bringing solar to the masses, and that’s a philosophy we at CalFinder are certainly on board with. To get your free estimates, click here. If you need more information on solar power and how it works, view a cost breakdown.
To Lease or Own Your Panels?
This is an important question. Generally, if you have the upfront cash, it’s always better to purchase the panels yourself (so long as they’re installed by reputable contractors and your output is guaranteed). If money is the only obstacle in your way, check out solar leasing options.
Leasing allows you to feel great about your lower carbon footprint – without the huge commitment. Leasing contracts typically run 10-15 years, whereas the life expectancy of a good solar panel system is about 25-30. This lessens your responsibility quite a bit. When your lease agreement expires, you can either renew (typically in 5-year periods), or have Sungevity remove the panels at no cost.
On the other hand, if your state and federal incentives are too good to pass up, it might be worth the investment to buy. Many solar rebates cut your total costs down to 30% or less of the ticket price. For a quote in your own locality, click here.
Learn More about Solar Leasing
For more on leasing versus buying, read Solar Leasing 101, or The Affordable Path to Home Solar. As always, we’re here to talk numbers, investment and sweet, sweet clean energy any day of the week. Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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