Solar Financing Overview
Solar Financing Options for Any Solar ProjectA successful solar project requires careful consideration of financing options. SunPower has the expertise to you help you find the best commercial solar power solution to meet your specific needs. We will work with you to ensure your unique solar energy project delivers the greatest total savings on energy costs over the life of your system.
Cash Purchase – Own the system and the energy
The simplest path to financing a solar project is to purchase the system directly. If you have available capital, existing tax liabilities, and can benefit from accelerated depreciation of your solar equipment, you may find that purchasing your solar system outright is the best option. Ownership provides the greatest total energy cost savings on energy over the life of the system.
Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) – Buy the energy
SunPower Solar PPA financing allows your organization to purchase solar energy on a monthly basis, much like you already purchase electricity from your local utility. You host the solar equipment at your site, but you don’t have any of the responsibility of ownership or maintenance of the system. All you pay for is clean, renewable energy at set rate per kilowatt-hour, the same measurement of energy you see on your utility bill today. The SunPower Solar PPA provides financing flexibility and predictable future energy rates with no upfront costs.
Solar Lease – Lease the system, use the energy
This option allows solar-powered companies to benefit from solar energy in exchange for a monthly lease payment for the use of the system hardware. Typical commercial solar lease agreements range from 15-20 years at which point the lease can be renewed or the customer can choose to purchase the system for a residual value. For organizations that cannot fully capitalize on available tax incentives and want to avoid upfront capital investment, a lease may be the best option to facilitate your transition to solar power.