A third party pays for installation, and owns, operates, and maintains the system. You make an agreement to purchase energy from that system, locking in lower energy costs for the long term. At the end of the contract, you can purchase the system, negotiate another PPA, or have the system removed
No capital investment
Only pay for electricity consumed
No responsibility for operations or maintenance
Lower energy rates than standard electric
Solar with low, or no up-front cost
You lease a solar panel system, and lower your electric bill by using the energy it generates. This typically offers immediate utility savings, and leads to increased savings over time as traditional energy costs rise. At the end of the lease you can purchase the system at a reduced cost, renew the lease, or have the system removed.
Financing is often lower cost than a PPA
Lessor tax benefits can reduce lease payment
Minimal up-front payments reduce investment
Benefit from available incentives
The fastest, simplest path to solar
You purchase a solar panel system outright and can begin installation as soon as you’re ready. Cash purchase offers complete access to federal, state, and local solar initiatives where available, which can offset solar project cost significantly. Cash purchase typically offers the maximum return on a solar investment.
Public entities have access to a variety of financial benefits not available to other solar users, often enabling the greatest financial returns of all. From tax breaks to government-subsidized bonds, we closely monitor these options and source the most attractive funds to help you get the highest returns from your solar project.