Financing Solar

The cost of solar installations have declined dramatically in the past half-decade, and combined with federal and state tax incentives and financing options, solar energy is highly affordable today. Learn more about solar costs and incentives here.

  • Cost of Solar, costofsolar.com. An online resource aimed at raising awareness and educating homeowners on the benefits of solar power.

  • DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, www.dsireusa.org Great resource with interactive map, has both state incentives and federal incentives

  • Solar Power Rocks, www.solarpowerrocks.com More digestible than DSIRE, site offers an interactive map with a state “solar report card”, rate-of-return, and a useful eBook guide for those desiring a solar installation on their home

  • Your Solar Estate, www.solar-estimate.org/pdfs/your-solar-estate.pdf  Explains finances and processes for solar and what homeowners should consider when planning their energy future

  • Energy Tax Incentives, EnergyTaxIncentives.org

  • Residential Solar Photovoltaics: Comparison of Financing Benefits Innovations and Options www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/51644.pdf Report examines relatively new, innovative financing methods for residential photovoltaics (PV) and compares them to traditional self-financing.

  • Borrower’s Guide to Financing Solar Energy Systems

  • Customer`s Guide to Solar Power Purchase Agreements