One of the biggest obstacles to widespread acceptance of solar energy is that people are unaware of their options for acquiring¬†Bay Area solar power for their business, organization or institution. Many people have driven through a neighborhood and seen a home with solar panels affixed to the roof, and assumed the homeowner purchased the system outright with a large upfront cash payment. While that’s certainly a viable option for businesses, it may not be so easy for some, especially small companies, to come up with a lot of capital all at once.

Fortunately, it isn’t necessary to do this. There’s many other ways for institutions and firms to invest in solar power generation without writing a big check.

  • Panel leasing: Rather than purchasing the panels, you can lease them from a solar installer for a monthly fee. Lessees can still take advantage of the reduced price of solar power while avoiding the major investment of buying a system upfront.
  • Power purchase agreements: If you have access to some land, you can work out a power purchase agreement that allows you to avoid the upfront costs of solar power. With a PPA, a solar contractor like West Coast Solar agrees to build and install a photovoltaic system on your site (the host). In exchange, the host agrees to buy power from that system at a set price for the lifetime of the panels, ensuring that you have a clean, renewable source of electricity while enjoying the lower energy costs of solar power.

To find out more about leasing and solar PPA options, contact West Coast Solar.