This is part one of Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar Toolkit: Develop and publicize local financing options.
Not everyone interested in going solar can pay for a new solar installation up-front. Statewide and citywide financing programs can make solar energy available to households, nonprofits and small businesses that might otherwise be priced out of the market. Solar financing options can include loans and installment programs, as well as leasing options that reduce upfront investment. Offering these options for your community can.