Best Solar PV Financiers & Installers in the Market Today

By: Smart Zero Home
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For homeowners that do not want to bear the upfront solar PV costs, there are a number of new and innovative financial and business models offered by third-party ownership firms. These models include Power-Purchase Agreements and lease models, that allows a home owner to install and use a solar PV system for zero (or very small) upfront capital

Solar companies offer innovative financing models such as PPA and lease

Here are the best solar PV companies offering third party financing and ownership models, based on our analysis, and feedback from customers and contractors:

 

Company Solar City SunRun Vivint Solar Sungevity Verengo Solar
Rating* 9 8.2 7.6 7.2 7
Price** & Contract $0 down, PPA/lease $0 down, PPA/lease $0 down, PPA/lease $0 down, PPA/lease $0 down, PPA/lease
Warranties Roof & System Warranty Worksmanship, Roof & Product Warranty Monitoring & Maintenance Support System Warranty System Warranty
Locations 19 States 14 States 13 States 13 States 1 State - CA
Details Partnership with HomeDepot; Solar PPA/lease 20 Years Solar PPA/lease 20 Years Solar PPA/lease 20 Years Partnership with Lowe's; Solar PPA/lease 20 Years Solar PPA/lease 20-25 Years; Offers other solar products lsuch as solar pool pump
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* Smart Zero Home overall rating based on customer and retailer feedback and our 5 parameter market analyses
** Price is the best price available online, and may include discounted/bargain prices that may not be available everywhere

 

Also see our post on solar financing 101, solar PV 101 and our pick of the best solar water heaters in the market.