Along with hearing that solar panels can help you save money each month, you may have heard the solar sales pitch: “You can get solar panels for free!” Is it true? It sounds too good to be true. So of course, you’re wary. Can you get a free solar energy system? Well, no…and yes.
Buying a Solar Energy System is Not Free
At Aurora Energy, we want you to be as informed as possible when it comes to solar energy. We’ll be straight with you: if you want to own your solar energy system, one way or another, you’re going to have to pay for your solar panels. Whether you buy your solar panels with cash or a loan, going solar will cost you money. It will just be considerably less than what you’re paying now for a traditional utility provider.
To have your system installed on your house or property, though? That’s included in the price. When it comes to owning your system, this is what most solar power representatives mean by getting “free” solar panels put on your house. There’s no down payment required or a hidden fee. You don’t have to pay for installation separately. And that alone can save you a ton of money.
But You Do Have a Free Option
If you’re not quite ready to take out a loan or pay for your solar energy system outright, you do have another great option. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)! With a PPA, you don’t need to pay for the solar panels OR the maintenance on them. You get the benefit of going solar, but without making the ownership investment.
How does it work? Basically, we install a solar energy system on your home (for free, maintenance included) and you lease the equipment. You then purchase the power back from us…at a lower cost than you’re paying to the utility company now!
If you want to get solar panels installed for free and only pay for the power they produce, a PPA is the way to go.
Do you still have questions about how you can get solar panels put on your house for free? Contact Aurora Energy today! We’d love to chat and answer any questions you may have about solar energy.