Did you know that you can lease solar panels for your home? The company installs the panels for free and then you pay monthly the same or less than what you used to pay for electricity. I'm leasing panels from Sungevity or my home and a rental property I own in CA. If you're in CA, I definitely recommend Sungevity. If you're not in CA, google "solar power purchase agreement" or "PACE solar" to find pay-as-you-go programs in your area. It's a no-brainer for anyone who cares about the environment or just wants to save money and be protected from utitlity rate hikes.
I never would have thought installing solar panels would save me money because I assumed the up-front installation cost would be exhorbitant. But then I found out you can lease panels--the company installed my system for free and I'm paying it off each month--paying less than I used to for electricity. The more electricity you use, the more you save by going solar. I'm using a company in CA called Sungevity that offers a "solar lease" but, if you're not in CA, google "solar … more
A solar lease is a way of financing a solar installation based on the potential for future energy production. It’s as simple as leasing a car, but the lease is paid for by the photovoltaics themselves and the resulting total monthly savings.