Solar Financing Options

We believe that clean power should be affordable for everyone. That's why SolarCity offers several energy plans with different payment options to fit your financial goals. For instance, you can purchase a solar system, or go solar for $0 down and pay as you go.
 

 

Other solar installers make you work with a third party to finance solar—which adds cost and complexity. No middlemen required with SolarCity! We take care of you directly every step of the way for the ultimate in accountability.

 

Purchase Benefits

The economics of solar power have never been better. As more people have gone solar, the price of solar panels has come down. The federal tax credit covers 30% of the solar system cost, and in some states there are additional local and utility rebates to offset retail price.

You own the solar system and its expected useful life is 30+ years. On average, top tier electricity prices have increased about 5% per year for the last 30 years. When you choose solar, you lock in low electricity prices and are no longer dependent on foreign oil or a volatile energy market. As utility rates continue to rise in the future, your investment becomes increasingly valuable.

SolarLease and SolarPPA Benefits

SolarCity makes it possible for you to switch to solar power without incurring the high upfront cost. In fact, SolarCity will install your solar system for free! You simply pay for your solar power by the month—just like your utility bill—only lower.

We offer several payment options to fit your financial goals. You can go solar for as little as $0 down or you can prepay for some of your electricity in advance to lower your ongoing monthly payments. You can also fully prepay your solar electricity so that you can get the lowest rate and do not have any ongoing monthly bills.

In addition, all our energy plans include our premium service package: monitoring, repair service, all-inclusive system insurance and a performance guarantee. We're so confident with our system design and installation that we guarantee our system will perform as promised or we will pay you the difference!

How is a SolarPPA Different than SolarLease?

Our SolarPPA and SolarLease are both great options. They offer similar financial advantages to the homeowner. The primary difference is that with a lease you pay by the month, and with a PPA you pay per kWh. Another benefit of the SolarPPA is that you can purchase the system anytime after year five. Availability of SolarPPA and SolarLease vary by location based on what your local utility company prefers. To find out which plans are available in your area, request a free consultation.