We at SunWind are big proponents of direct ownership, and as such, we discourage potential solar customers from seeking leasing options as a solution to their financing. Why? Because when you own a system (instead of leasing) you take advantage of all the incentives that are in effect in Massachusetts (such as tax incentives, SRECs, and net metering, not to mention the federal tax credit as well!) that you simply do not have access to when you sign a lease. This is a substantial loss for a small short-term gain, and it really does not make sense, especially when there are loan programs in place that can make owning a solar system affordable on any budget.
If you’re worried that solar may be beyond your budget, have no worries! The MassCEC and SunWind are there to help you out with a solar loan program that typically covers the cost of any residential and small-to-mid-sized commercial system. We are well-versed in guiding clients through the loan process through MassCEC and third parties as well, so if you have any questions about it, feel free to contact us!