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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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.

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Evergreen has been a fantastic partner here with my solar project. From the initial sales cycle to the implementation, they were accommodating and communicative. Also, their pricing was fair and practical. Couldn't be happier with the end result. Loved working with them and strongly recommend them for anyone interested in going solar in the new england region.
Daniel Britman
Daniel Britman
2023-10-04
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Working with Evergreen Solar was a fantastic experience. I think we had a more complicated project than most with a leaking roof, rotted and missing trim, electrical service upgrade… there was a list of issues that needed to be addressed. Dimitri assured us it would get done and Jordyn and team made it all happen. It was a great experience and I highly recommend them.
Sarah Piekos
Sarah Piekos
2023-10-03
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Excellent communication and support throughout the process.
Elizabeth Klisiewicz
Elizabeth Klisiewicz
2023-09-30
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Evergreen Solar was a great experience for my family as we have high electric bills and needed a new roof. With inflation we have cut our cost down in our new home and Evergreen has made this process effortless. We couldn't be happier with them and our overall experience. Thank you!
Britni Nozzolillo
Britni Nozzolillo
2023-09-26
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Buying solar is hard and my neighbors had mixed experience about getting it. Salesperson Matt really made entire process very easy for me. He promised to keep me updated during the whole thing which made me feel like I chose a very good quality company. I purchase a roof and solar package and everything came out beautiful. I even sent a coworker to contact Matt which says alot about my experience.
J C
J C
2023-09-24
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The whole process was seamless from beginning to end. Any questions we had were quickly answered. The installation was done professionally and amazingly fast. The permitting process went smoothly. The system is up and running. So far we have been very pleased.
Stephen Vandergrift
Stephen Vandergrift
2023-09-22
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Bruce Haley
Bruce Haley
2023-09-15
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Overall experience so far is amazing. EVeryone from my project manager, roofing team, solar panel installers, electrician, and so many more in the background made this such an easy experience. My project manager Jordyn was able to coordinate around my special needs and make sure I was in the loop of any and all scheduling conflicts as they happened. When the teams arrived within days of each other they started and finished their part in a single day, never leaving my house in any unsafe condition to weather. City inspectors came for after inspections and they had a rep on site to walk him through everything, so i was able to just be a fly on the wall and listen and not answer anything.
Steven Hall
Steven Hall
2023-09-15
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I would have to say that I had talked to many Solar companies about putting solar on my house and the trust was not there (one company told me me I could put solar on my existing 30 year old roof). I reached out to Evergreen and Rich Plante came out and talked to me and after meeting with him I trusted what he was saying and agreed to have Solar put on my house. He was upfront about the whole project and answered all our questions as the project was going on. I have to say I’m happy we chose them over all the other solar companies out there. They nice part is we received a free roof in the deal.Thanks Rich
mtower44
mtower44
2023-09-14
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High marks for professionalism, customer service, quality of work. 3rd party roofers did a great job, very thorough on fixing blemishes and putting water barrier under siding as well as roof. Panels are symmetrical with roof and don't show any conduit sticking out. Permit process and dealing with National Grid took from March to running on August 28th. So far so good.
Scott Bush
Scott Bush
2023-09-12
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