Solar Buying Guide - Step 4
How to Acquire It & Pay for It: Solar Lease vs. Buy vs. PPA, plus Financing
After you've worked through Steps 1 through 3 of the solar shopping process, you're ready for the final step, form of acquisition: purchase, lease, or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), plus whether and how to finance it.
Making the wrong choices here can easily be more expensive than all the other solar decisions combined. Salespeople often try to rush consumers through this process at the last minute in the sales process, like the finance manager at a car dealership. This is a big mistake. The financial issues involving a solar, photo-voltaic (PV) system are many and complicated. Salespeople rarely are experts in these financial matters, and many shoppers aren't either.
The Solar Buying Guide - Step 4 makes your choices as clear and straightforward as possible with links to more in-depth pages on the website for the hardy. Most of these more detailed website articles can safely be skipped, but the final two should really be read: "Solar Lease, Buy, or PPA" and "Solar Financing Options."
This Guide includes
■ A quick overview of your choices
■ SCE rates and future increases
■ Solar rebates
■ Solar Tax credits and deductions
■ Solar increases in home value: more in-depth than in Guide 1
■ Solar lease vs. buy vs. PPA: explanations and recommendations
■ Cash versus financing
■ Loans: the 3 types, descriptions, comparisons, short & long-term costs
■ Summary of our recommendations for all four shopping steps
The guide concludes with a Checklist to note all the results of your investigation into form of acquisition and financing. It will let you see at a glance what your choices are and the costs of each.
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