Solar Financing, what should I do?

Solar Financing comes in many different packages.  To pick the best solar financing package for yourself, you need to evaluate the amount of cash you have on hand, what you want to do with that cash, and whether or not you need the tax credits that are available for a solar electric installation. Here is a brief description of methods of solar financing.   There are basically three ways that you...

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What is “Solar Rights” Law or a “Solar Easement”?

The  California Solar Rights Act allows for solar easements for solar energy systems on properties which are not owned by the owner. In other words,  if the appropriate steps are taken,  the solar host airspace above the P.V. system is guaranteed to be free of shade from vegetation growth, increased building heights as a result of: remodeling, and construction of new buildings on adjacent...

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Is your home a good candidate for solar electric?

Most homes are a good candidate for solar electric.  Having enough space for the equipment, and minimal shading, are both key factors for a good candidate.    Virtually every home is solar ready.  The solar electric power that is generated from the solar array enters the house through the existing “main electric service panel”.  Every house has an electric main service panel.  This is where the...

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Leasing a solar electric system, what can I expect?

Solar leasing has exploded onto the scene and has quickly become the finance method of choice for residential solar electric systems all across the US. Simply put, the solar lease provides the benefit of a lower electric bill with little or no up-front cost to the consumer, and when executed properly the lease payment should always be less than what the solar electric system offsets on your...

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Solar Electric Systems – Lease or Buy?

So you have decided to make the move and install a solar electric system on your home or business.   It is a great decision since it will definitely reduce your monthly electric bill and it will displace literally tons of carbon from being introduced into the atmosphere. But what makes more sense, to buy one of the solar electric systems, or lease it? PURCHASING THE SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM means...

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