Comments On - Lease Solar Panels

Is leasing solar possible yet in Georgia?
Stu, Atlanta, GA
Posted: 6/7/2014 5:05:05 PM
A company came to look at my site and told me my house is not a good candidate for an effective solar panel. They didn't make any other recommendation either.

Maybe I should look into another company.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 3/30/2014 7:25:40 AM
I just went solar with SolarCity in Connecticut. I think they're all over now. I love it, so cheap. Although the panels went on the front of my house which I wasn't to excited about, now I love them, and my neighbors are doing too.
Jim, Stamford, CT
Posted: 3/20/2014 6:47:53 PM
I have heard it is NOT a good idea to lease...I have an ideal roof for solar and want to install it at some point. Apparently there are huge advances in solar panels and such right now so I'll wait and see how things shake out..but what are some other Urban Farmers' ideas and opinions on solar: leasing vs buying?
Barbara, Sacramento, CA
Posted: 2/28/2014 6:35:47 PM
This is an interesting idea, leasing a solar harvesting system. What would be available to a renter which is portable?
Janet, Williamsburg, VA
Posted: 2/18/2014 9:09:34 AM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 12/11/2013 6:15:35 PM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 12/3/2013 7:43:16 PM
interesting idea
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 11/24/2013 5:21:02 PM
a', Houston, TX
Posted: 10/20/2013 7:14:52 AM
I had a solar company look into my house for suitability & I was told my house is not a suitable one. Never did get a chance to ask why. I was offered a free energy audit though.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 5/6/2013 8:16:38 PM
Got to get on the ball with this.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 4/1/2013 11:53:28 PM
In October of 09 my family (of 5) and I made the decision to go solar (with solarcity). By Dec 13th, we had our panels up and running. I live a bit inland in an area of San Diego which makes for hot desert weather and lots of AC use to go with it. I also am in a neighborhood that puts out Christmas lights for all to see during the month of Dec. Sure I pay a monthly bill to SC, but after one year(and only half of Dec 09 covered), I have not had to pay the electric company one penny. With extensive use in July and December, I still end up with excess power that now, the electric company has to pay ME for. The hudreds of $ I gave to SDGE monthly is down to $150 to SC. Beyond the benifit of saving money (and even being paid back), and the environmental impacts, there is also the new friends you make when people ask about your roof and the pride in my children's eyes when their friends ask what they are doing to help the earth. Leasing was the best option for us as we didn't have $30,000 to put down (in fact, we did zero down), and I haven't regreted it one moment.
Michelle, San Diego, CA
Posted: 12/7/2010 11:15:43 PM
For Pam in Colorado:
In fall of 2008, the state legislature passed a law restricting HOA's from prohibiting energy saving devices or making the installation of such devices cost more than it would have if you did it the way you wanted. I live in a very restrictive HOA and plan on installing a large pasive solar array next year.
Rich, Windsor, CO
Posted: 11/25/2010 4:22:24 PM
Sounds like a nice option.
Bill, Newburgh, IN
Posted: 11/17/2010 6:22:09 AM
If one does the math, solar leasing is the way to go. But who provides leasing for Michigan?
Annoush, White Lake, MI
Posted: 11/5/2010 10:39:22 AM
I don't see how it would work for me, you in a way defeat the purpose of having a solar panel(eliminate cost of power).
kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 10/25/2010 6:03:21 PM
I would love to have solar panels, this is a wonderful idea. The only problem we are having is with our HOA. Trying to talk them into it!
Pam, Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: 9/9/2010 2:42:32 PM
Yes, some type of pricing is always good to include in an article such as this. Readers like to have a little more information.
Betty, E. Hanover, NJ
Posted: 8/20/2010 4:46:47 AM
I do not see any kind of prices. What is the cost of these leases?
Ashley, Chandler, AZ
Posted: 8/19/2010 4:27:43 PM
Leasing might be a good idea. I'm on on a low income right now because I'm a student and it will be at least 3-4 years before I could hope to buy a solar panel system, meanwhile, another oil spill will happen in the Gulf and another mountain will be bulldozed for coal in the Appalachians. I would LOVE to cut myself off from the use of fossil fuels TODAY. Before this planet dies!! Leasing sounds like a possible option for me! :D
Melissa, Dayton, OH
Posted: 5/31/2010 11:37:13 AM
Thanks for the information. We're very interested in doing this and this sounds like a great way to start.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/24/2010 11:18:00 PM
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