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We honestly don't know whether leasing would be a good or bad idea for you.

Below are links and videos from objective resources that may know better.


Consumer Reports: The Real Cost of Leasing vs. Buying Solar Panels

Your Savings Will Be Modest
People who lease their solar systems save far less than those who buy them outright or with a loan (they also miss out on federal tax benefits and any local incentives). Many leases contain an escalator clause that can further reduce savings by increasing payments 3 percent per year. So if you’re paying 12 cents per kilowatt-hour in year one, with a 3 percent escalator, you’ll be paying 18.2 cents in year 15. That means that if the cost of energy doesn’t rise as quickly as the contracted lease payments increase, your savings could evaporate.

You Lose Control of Your Roof
Leasing companies want to maximize their profit, so there’s a chance you could wind up with more panels than you want and that they could be installed in highly visible places—such as facing the street—without any regard to appearance. To avoid that, check the final system design and placement before signing the lease. It could be different from the initial mock-up.

Leases Can Scare Off Home Buyers
If you put your house on the market before the lease is up (usually 20 years), you will either have to buy out the lease or the person purchasing your home will have to assume it—which some are reluctant to do.

http://www.consumerreports.org/energy-saving/real-cost-of-leasing-vs-buying-solar-panels/

NPR: The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

"I favor ownership, simply because it means keeping more of the dollars — over the lifetime of that solar panel — in the pocket of the owner."

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/10/384958332/the-great-solar-panel-debate-to-lease-or-to-buy

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