Leasing Versus Buying

If you buy, you will write a big check, get a major federal tax benefit - 30% of the amount you spent - the following year, and see a much smaller electric bill every month for decades.

If you lease, you will not write a big check, not get a federal tax benefit, and see only a small savings. But you will have put down next to no money, so there's nothing but upside.

You will get two bills every month: one being the lease payment, the other being whatever’s still owed the utility.

So your paperwork will be different, but the system on your roof might very well be the same, whether you lease or buy.

 

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Should I Lease a Solar Panel System?
 
Who Should I Lease From?
 
Are Some Leasing Companies Better than Others?
 
Leasing Versus Buying
 
How Much Can I Save if I Lease Solar?
 
Explain the Different Variables in a Lease
 
The Escalator Trap
 
Can I Sell my House, if I have a Solar Lease?
 
So... Should I Get Solar, Using a Lease?
 
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Quiz: Can you explain this solar lease promotion?
 
Understanding a Solar Proposal
 
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Assorted Lease Companies' Web Pages:
 
- BrightGrid
 
- Solar City
 
- Solar Universe
 
- SunCap Financial
 
- Sungevity
 
- SunPower
 
- SunRun
 
- Vivint Solar
 
 

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