System Monitoring We constantly monitor your system's performance with our proprietary SolarGuard®. If problems do arise, our service crews will be notified and dispatched to get your solar system back online.
Repair Service SolarCity owns the equipment and is responsible for repairs, such as inverter replacement.
Insurance Coverage Our all-inclusive system coverage protects against damage or theft.
Performance Guarantee We guarantee that your system will produce as much electricity as we promise or we will pay you back.
Flexible Payment Options
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 SolarPPA so that you do not have any ongoing monthly bills.
Option to Buy or Upgrade System Later
With a SolarPPA, you can purchase your system any time after year five.
At the end of our agreement, you can upgrade to a new system with the latest solar technology. You can also extend our agreement, purchase the system or simply have the panels removed for free.
If you sell your home, you can transfer the SolarPPA to the new owners or prepay the agreement ahead of time and include the cost in your home sale price.
What is a PPA?
A Power Purchase Agreement is a contract to buy solar power based on a set rate that is usually equal to or less than market rate from your local utility company. Because your solar electric rate is locked in, you can also protect yourself from the volatility of future utility rate increases.
As a SolarPPA customer, you only pay for solar power—not the solar equipment or installation. SolarCity installs, maintains and owns the solar system on your rooftop or property. Solar PPAs are very common for commercial solar customers and are now becoming very popular for residential customers too.
How is 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.
Financing and Service Options
Financing terms vary by location and are not available in all areas. To find out which plans are available in your area, request a free consultation.
To qualify for financing, you need to have excellent credit (a FICO score of 680 or greater).