Last month, in a unanimous vote state regulators removed legal barriers to solar leasing in Florida. Now local residents can join in the financing mechanism that allowed the residential solar industry to explode back in the late 2000s and mid-2010s, as reported by Bloomberg.
Thus far, solar leases in Florida have been hampered by a regulation stating that only electric utilities are allowed to sell electricity. Until now, regulators have interpreted solar leases to be a form of electricity selling, which barred solar installers from offering the popular financing mechanism.Continue reading
Before we get into Sunrun reviews, sit back while we tell you a little story. Way back in the late 2000s, before rooftop solar was really a ‘thing’, Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich was setting up shop at county fairs and farmers markets, trying to entice homeowners to invest in the then-unheard-of solar lease, a financing type that Sunrun itself pioneered for the solar industry.
Fast forward to today and we see now that the solar lease was a defining moment for the solar industry. It allowed thousands and thousands of homeowners to go solar by avoiding that high initial investment the technology traditionally required. The lease allowed the solar industry to flourish and grow – at a singularly rapid pace.
Today, let’s take a deep dive into both of Costco’s solar offerings, including Costco solar reviews, to see which one – if either – makes the most sense for you.
If you’re already a Costco member, you might’ve seen solar installer Sunrun’s booth as you walked out with all your groceries, but did you know that this giant wholesaler actually offers two solar offerings? With one a kit and the other a ‘full service’ installation (ie Sunrun), they couldn’t be more different from each other and, indeed, they’re directed towards different consumers.
The solar kit is just that, a kit with a more DIY approach. Sunrun, though, is a solar installer/financier that takes you from start to finish with your installation. Let’s look into these offerings to see which one is right for you.Continue reading
SolarCity and Sunrun are the two biggest residential solar installers in the US. Together, they account for about 40% of the entire solar market, with SolarCity at 30% and Sunrun around 10% (p.12).
If you've thought about installing solar, you're probably familiar with these two companies and you've probably wondered which one's better: SolarCity vs Sunrun.Continue reading
Maybe you talked to them at Costco, or they knocked on your door. Now you want to know: is Sunrun a good deal, and if going solar with Sunrun is a wise investment. Basically, you want to know that, by working with Sunrun, you’re saving the most money possible.
To be sure of this, you need to compare the cost of Sunrun against both the cost to continue purchasing electricity from the utility as well as how Sunrun’s prices compare to other installation companies like SolarCity and NRG Home Solar.
But that’s not all you need to compare. Cost means nothing without good service, quality installation practices, and good finance options. If you’ve got the cheapest solar installation in the neighborhood, but it doesn’t run half the time, you’re not going to be saving much money!Continue reading
Are you wondering what homeowners who’ve worked with Sunrun have to say about the company, or about any Sunrun solar complaints they may have submitted? Maybe you’ve heard horror stories of long wait periods or high bills after the installation. Or maybe you’ve heard bad things about the solar industry in general.