Thanks to innovations in financing, manufacturing and technology, it's now easier and more affordable than ever to go solar. In fact, solar energy is actually cheaper than traditional power in many markets across the country. For most customers, the savings start on day one and tend to increase over time. The best part? All of our financing products include a $0 down payment option. That means you can switch your home over to clean, renewable solar energy today and pay nothing upfront. So no matter which option you decide is best for you, the result will be the same: clean energy for your home and more money in your pocket for the things you really care about.
No matter which option you choose, going solar with America’s #1 full-service solar provider means you’re in good hands. All of our financing options come with the industry’s leading coverage and service package, including:
We warranty your roof and take care of system repairs for up to 30 years.
Our online monitoring helps ensure your system is working properly. It will even alert us if problems arise.
Options for moving or selling your home
Our dedicated, in-house team makes it easy to transfer your system if you sell your home.
Our mobile app lets you track your solar system’s production as well as your home’s consumption. Tap into the SolarCity community and get a smarter, more connected home.
Doing something smart for your budget and great for the planet doesn’t have to be a secret. You can spread the word and enjoy the rewards through our Solar Ambassador program.
For the trailblazer, who cares where their cash is going.
The money you pay your utility every month gets you one thing: electricity. But what if that money also went toward owning the power plant?
With MyPower, your dollars work harder, providing you more than just power for your home. With every payment, you’ll be building equity in an asset that can add value to your home1, reduce your overall energy costs by up to 40% and offset tens of thousands of pounds of CO22.
How MyPower works:
1. Ernesto Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, December 2013, "Exploring California PV Home Premiums"
2. Environmental benefits based on data collected from: Go Solar California, “Clean Power Estimator,” based on data for Los Angeles, CA (90011); Berkeley, CA (94704) and Point Reyes, CA (94956). Environmental Protection Agency, February 2005, "Emission Facts: Average Carbon Dioxide Emissions Resulting from Gasoline and Diesel Fuel."
3. Includes .5% discount for auto pay.
For the budgeter, who wants predictabily, savings and flexibility.
Surprises are great, just not when it comes to money. So when an unexpectedly-hot month leads to an unexpectedly-high utility bill, your budget could take a hit. Solar leases from SolarCity protect you from energy price fluctuations with low, fixed payments that are often less than what you’re paying now for electricity. That means 20 years of savings on your energy costs, plus the peace of mind to know what your payments will be today, tomorrow and 20 years from now.
How our solar lease works:
For the traditionalist, who wants a simple, proven solution for going solar.
Power purchase agreements are the tried and true way to go solar and save money on your energy costs. With our Solar PPA, you pay for your solar power by the month, just like your current utility bill, only lower. You'll secure your solar electricity rates for up to 20 years, protecting you from future energy price spikes. And, with multiple payment options, you control how and when you pay for your electricity.
How our PPA works:
For the investment guru, who wants a fast return and lots of perks.
If you have the cash, purchasing your system outright is a quick way to realize a positive return on investment by going solar*. And SolarCity doesn't leave you in the dark after a system purchase. We'll still cover your system under our 30-year warranty. Meanwhile, your utility bill could drop substantially, freeing up space in your budget for the things you really care about.
How our purchase option works:
*Customers typically see a positive return on investment within 7-10 years.
They're available for anyone to review. It’s all part of being open and transparent. You won’t find hidden solar costs, but you will find lots of provisions that safeguard you and your home.
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