With the rise in solar panel installations across the US, new companies seem to be coming into the market at a staggering clip. Finding the right company with the experience, expertise, customer service and flexible purchasing options, can be hard to come by. SolarCity is a gem that stands out in the group. As an energy service provider to homeowners, businesses, organizations, and governments, the San Mateo, CA based company provides customers with comprehensive in-house service, design, financing, installation and support. This means that you just work with one company for your solar power system, from start to finish.
SolarCity seeks to integrate sustainable energy into homes and businesses. As such, the company handles the initial assessment of a site for energy efficiency and assessment of a solar-based power system. The assessment includes non-solar energy saving improvements such as switching out or sealing doors and windows, ducts and pipes, lighting and water heaters. Through its SolarPPA(Power Purchase Agreement) and SolarLease programs, SolarCity also provides financing for solar energy systems. By providing pre-installation energy savings and handling the financing in-house, SolarCity helps customers to further reduce their energy bills and simplifies the entire purchase process.
What about any maintenance or repairs to the system?
SolarCity’s full range of services includes Consultation, Energy Audits, Solar Power System Design and Installation, System Maintenance and Repair, Monitoring, Financing and Electric Vehicle Power Stations. By offering all of these services, you only have to call one company for anything related to your solar power system.
Leader of Innovation
SolarCity has made large strides in the direction of setting up greener energy alternatives nationwide. A partnership with Rabobank in 2009 led to free charging of all Tesla Motors electric vehicles along a highway in California between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A joint project with Google in 2011 provided subsidies for residential solar energy installations. This continues the trend of partnering with banks and technology companies, allowing SolarCity to ensure availability and creative financing for solar energy power across the nation.
Making Solar Power Affordable
What makes SolarCity stand out amongst the multitude of green energy companies is its financing options. SolarCity sticks to proven solar panel technologies, only deploying and financing them in new ways to make them work and endure the test of time and wear.
With options such as SolarPPA and SolarLease, anyone can find a plan for their budget and needs. SolarPPA is SolarCity’s Power Purchase Agreement, a fixed rate contract that matches the monthly cost of solar energy to approximate the market value of on-the-grid electric utility. The SolarPPA plan provides installation, equipment, and maintenance at no cost to the customer. The company sets up, services, and owns the equipment, as a customer you would only pay for the solar power itself. With SolarPPA, you have the option to buy the whole system after five years. This option is especially attractive to commercial customers, although it is becoming more popular with residential customers.
SolarLease is a financing method very similar to SolarPPA; the customer pays only for the power. Installation, equipment, and maintenance are at no charge because SolarCity still owns the equipment. The SolarLease plan charges a flat monthly price equal to or below the price of the on-the-grid utility bill. Although market value for power grid energy often increases over time, the SolarLease plan fixes the price of solar energy for the duration of the contract to approximate the market value for power grid energy at the beginning of the contract. The savings is typically five percent for each year of the contract.
SolarCity is a one stop shop for solar power consultation, installation, financing and ongoing support. As a full service solar company; SolarCity provides everything you need to install and maintain your solar energy power system, from initial consultation to regular maintenance. Being able to speak with one company for all aspects of your solar power installation, makes for an easy and stress free move into an energy saving system that is good for the environment. SolarCity currently offers their systems to homeowners, businesses, organizations, and governments in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more about how SolarCity can help you with a solar power system for you home or business.