Purchase Solar Power System

When you purchase a solar power system, you’ll have the solar panels installed on the roof of your residence. This requires a site evaluation to ensure the proper placement of the solar panels and installation of the panels. Depending on the company you work with, they will include maintenance and a warranty on the panels (and possibly the labor as well).

ProsCons
  • You own the system

  • You get any federal tax incentives for installing solar power

  • Increase property value of the residence

  • Greater long term savings

  • As a renter, can’t do this without landlord approval

  • Requires site evaluation, which could lead to additional costs to be in compliant with the install

  • Your residence may not have enough roof space or be shaded, which will limit the amount of electricity generated

  • Larger financial commitment

Below is a vendor where you can purchase solar power systems.

SolarCity

SolarCity takes care of everything from design and permits to home inspections and solar panel installation. They are a one stop shop for your solar power needs and offer multiple financing options to make solar power accessible and affordable.

Service area

SolarCity has offerings in the following states: 

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington