24 Jan '12, 3pm

Leasing Solar Panels Appeals to Less Affluent

Leasing Solar Panels Appeals to Less Affluent

A new study has found that being able to purchase a rooftop solar panel system is often a privilege of the affluent, but that leasing rooftop solar panel systems is an increasingly popular option for those who simply don’t have the money to pay up front. Asked time and time again what one can do for the environment, our answers are often dependent upon our income. In most cases, one of the biggest items — like installing solar panels — is for those who earn a lot (and can make a large up-front investment in a system that will earn them money several years down the road). However, if you have the money to lease a rooftop solar panel system, you’re not only helping the environment, but, within just a year after you start, you can start saving money. On the other hand, for those who have the money to make the initial investment of $10,000 or $20,000, it may take a decade or m...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/24/leasing-solar-panels-...

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