U.S. states with solar leasing (as of Sept. 2010):
Pennsylvania just became the ninth state in the U.S. in which consumers can go solar with no upfront costs.
SunRun, the nation’s leading home solar provider, launched this week in the Keystone State. SunRun offers solar service plans, similar to a solar lease, allowing homeowners to go solar for as little as $0 upfront after state rebates. The California based company has more than 5,000 customers in five states: New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, California, and Colorado.
With SunRun, homeowners pay a controlled rate for solar electricity generated on their roof, allowing them to escape unpredictable rate increases. In the first year, a typical homeowner who signs up for a SunRun solar service plan can save 5 to 15 percent on electricity costs, and much more over the long term. SunRun takes care of monitoring, maintenance, repairs, and solar insurance on every system as part of the service plan.
“We are excited to welcome SunRun to Pennsylvania to grow the solar industry and drive local job creation,” said John Hanger, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “Third-party ownership provides a valuable service to homeowners by taking the worry out of investing and making solar more affordable and reliable.”
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SunRun partners with leading regional solar integrators for sales and installation, creating local green jobs in the state. In Pennsylvania, SunRun will partner with Alteris Renewables, groSolar, Mercury Solar Systems, and Trinity Solar. Nationally, SunRun partners with 20 leading local solar installers, who together employ more than 2,500 green-collar workers.
“Thousands of families across the country are choosing clean, locally-generated electricity,” said Lynn Jurich, President of SunRun. “We applaud the state of Pennsylvania for supporting the solar market and making it an attractive place for companies like SunRun to do business. We expect our partners will be able to reach more homeowners with SunRun and expand their local workforce as a result.”
To learn more about SunRun home solar, go to http://sunrunhome.com.
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