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How much does a solar power system cost?

Thanks to innovations in financing, manufacturing and technology, it's now easier and more affordable to go solar. 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.

How would you like to pay for solar?

Cash purchase

Buy the system outright and own the energy from day one. We cover installation, roof warranty and energy monitoring. Any benefits from available tax credits go straight to you.

Loan

Invest in the cost of the system and save over time. With a $0-down payment, simply pay for your system every month at a low, fixed cost. We cover installation, roof warranty and energy monitoring. Any benefits from available tax credits go straight to you.

PPA

Pay for the energy produced each month at an industry-low rate. We cover installation, roof warranty and energy monitoring.

Lease

Get a low, fixed monthly payment with predictable costs and consistent savings. Choose to prepay your lease partially, or in full for added savings. We cover installation, roof warranty and energy monitoring.

Loan Cash purchase PPA Lease
Down payment $0 down Outright Purchase $0 down, full & partial prepay options $0 down, full & partial prepay options
Ownership You You SolarCity SolarCity
Tax credit(s)
Monthly payments Fixed* None Pay for the energy produced, with a 0-2.9% annual escalator Low, fixed with a 0-2.9% annual escalator
Production guarantee
Energy monitoring with MySolarCity app
Roof & system warranty
Payment term 10 or 20 Years PAID IN FULL 20 Years 20 Years
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*Includes an optional 30% pre-payment by month 18