Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Solar: Lease or Own?


One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels once the construction loans are paid down. In April 2008, SolarCity, a Foster City, California-based solar energy company, launched SolarLease to offer residents a way to immediately capture savings from solar power.