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Solar Financing Options: Leasing

Written by Caitlin Ritchie

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 01/06/2023

5 min read

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Pros and cons of a solar lease

Pros Cons
Lower energy bills Lower savings in the long run
Cheaper upfront cost Always pay a monthly leasing fee
Some companies offer zero-down options Cannot benefit from net metering programs
Not responsible for maintenance or repairs to solar panels Do not qualify for most tax credits and incentives
Lower your carbon footprint Can be more difficult to sell your home

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