Solar Panels - Leasing vs Buying vs PPA

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The unfortunate truth about door to door sales

Many of our customers first discovered solar when another company knocked on their door. Unfortunately, door to door salespeople are known for oversimplifying things and using high pressure sales tactics. So they might offer just a lease, or worse, they might not even mention there are other options!

There’s more than one way to go solar, and you might be surprised which one is best for you. Don’t make a decision without exploring all your options. There is no rush.

The unfortunate truth about door to door sales

Many of our customers first discovered solar when another company knocked on their door. Unfortunately, door to door salespeople are known for oversimplifying things and using high pressure sales tactics. So they might offer just a lease, or worse, they might not even mention there are other options!

There’s more than one way to go solar, and you might be surprised which one is best for you. Don’t make a decision without exploring all your options. There is no rush.

Why Most Companies Only Give One Option

Lack of Training

Door to door companies spend a lot of time training their reps on how to “convince” someone to go solar rather than the technicalities of different programs.

Lending Limitations

Some companies don’t have relationships with financial partners that allow them to offer multiple options such as leasing, ownership, or power purchase agreements.

Pushy Sales Tactics

Door to door sales is notorious for high pressure tactics. So they might tend to push one option if they think it will make the sale easier. Unfortunately, the only person who loses out here is the homeowner.

We take a radically different approach to solar

We pair our clients with a small team of seasoned professionals, not an army of inexperienced pushy sales reps. This allows us to offer top-of-the-line solar systems at an incredibly affordable price.

We’ll never try to “convince” you to go solar. Instead we lay out all of the options, explain the pros and cons of each, and let you decide.

Customer review explaining how they chose Evergreen Solar because they never felt pressured.

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Before we get too far, let’s see if your home is a good fit for solar.

Why Most Companies Only Give One Option

Lack of Training

Door to door companies spend a lot of time training their reps on how to “convince” someone to go solar rather than the technicalities of different programs.

Lending Limitations

Some companies don’t have relationships with financial partners that allow them to offer multiple options such as leasing, ownership, or power purchase agreements.

Pushy Sales Tactics

Door to door sales is notorious for high pressure tactics. So they might tend to push one option if they think it will make the sale easier. Unfortunately, the only person who loses out here is the homeowner.

Customer review explaining how they chose Evergreen Solar because they never felt pressured.

We take a radically different approach to solar

We pair our clients with a small team of seasoned professionals, not an army of inexperienced pushy sales reps. This allows us to offer top-of-the-line solar systems at an incredibly affordable price.

We’ll never try to “convince” you to go solar. Instead we lay out all of the options, explain the pros and cons of each, and let you decide.

WAIT

Before we get too far,
let's see if your home is a good fit for solar.

How do the savings compare between leasing and buying?

In the past, ownership was almost always the most cost effective way to go solar. Today, it’s a case-by-case basis. Sometimes a lease or a PPA can have significantly better monthly savings. Here are a few things to consider:

1. Tax Credit Eligibility

Are you able to claim the full 30% federal tax credit?

2. Long Term Plans

Are you in your “forever home”, or do you have plans to move?

3. Roof Position and Shade

How good of a fit is your home for solar?

4. Other Renovation Projects

Are you bundling any other home renovation projects with solar?

Comparison Chart showing the differences between buying and leasing solar panels
Cost of electricity vs solar infographic. Electricity increases, solar does not.

Regardless, you'll pay less with solar than traditional electricity

Solar payments are price-protected and typically 30%-50% lower than your electric bill. Instead of paying the electric company, invest that money into your home, increase your home’s value, and save every single month.

How do the savings compare between leasing and buying?

In the past, ownership was almost always the most cost effective way to go solar. Today, it’s a case-by-case basis. Sometimes a lease or a PPA can have significantly better monthly savings. Here are a few things to consider:

1.

Tax Credit Eligibility

Are you able to claim the full 30% federal tax credit?

2.

Long Term Plans

Are you in your “forever home”, or do you have plans to move?

3.

Roof Position and Shade

How good of a fit is your home for solar?

4.

Other Renovation Projects

Are you bundling any other home renovation projects with solar?

Comparison Chart showing the differences between buying and leasing solar panels

Regardless, you'll pay less with solar than traditional electricity

Solar payments are price-protected and typically 30%-50% lower than your electric bill. Instead of paying the electric company, invest that money into your home, increase your home’s value, and save every single month.

Great price and moved quickly!! Would definitely recommend!
Marie Rodriguez
Marie Rodriguez
2022-10-31
Don't lease with the big guys!!! I signed an agreement with one of the big companies (I wont mention any names) and they didn't even tell me that owning your system was an option and they didnt tell me that I would be eligible for a $12k tax credit by owning my system! I found Evergreen online and they were super helpful at explaining all options when going solar. I cancelled my contract with the big company and went with Evergreen. Dont rush into solar without doing your research!
Gracie Mccarty
Gracie Mccarty
2022-10-31
I started looking into solar almost 10 years ago. I've had multiple friends that have gotten panels installed and I've chatted with them numerous times over the years. I knew that I wanted to own my system so I was putting off solar until I had enough money saved up to own the panels. It wasn't until I had a chance to connect with Evergreen that I learned you could OWN the system without paying anything up front.
Madelyn Brooks
Madelyn Brooks
2022-10-30
Super helpful throughout the whole process!
Cooper Thompson
Cooper Thompson
2022-10-30
Rich was a great guy and explained exactly how the tax credit worked. It turns out that we need 2 tax seasons to claim it (which nobody even mentioned before we met with Evergreen). We ultimately went with Evergreen because we felt they were the most transparent
Kayla Edwards
Kayla Edwards
2022-10-30
We got their roof and solar combination package and somehow its still less than what our electric bill is. Sorry not sorry Eversource!! Would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs to replace their roof before making the switch
Kaylee Larson
Kaylee Larson
2022-10-30
After doing a ton of research and comparing quotes we decided to go with Evergreen. They were the only company that wasnt pushy and they're also local which is awesome.
Gabriela Perez
Gabriela Perez
2022-10-29
Chad was super informative and patient. It took us about a month to finally pull the trigger but so far so good.
Travis Webster
Travis Webster
2022-10-27
Installers were very polite and cleaned up after themselves. I've already sent these guys 2 family friends
Janet Wells
Janet Wells
2022-10-26
I got a battery and a roof with my system and it was still less than what I was paying my utility company. Benefits of having a sunny house!
Dorothy Simpson
Dorothy Simpson
2022-10-22
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