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PPA, Lease or Own?

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Which is Better?

For years, there has been a debate between which is better: PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), Lease or Customer Owned. When we were just installing solar without batteries, you couldn’t go wrong with either approach.

 

Times have Changed

In April 2023, Edison reduced by 75% the credits they give new solar homeowners. Therefore, homeowners are now producing AND storing their own power with batteries being a part of most every solar installation. Batteries and inverters are warrantied for 10 years. During a 25-year solar program, a new battery and inverter will need to be replaced about every 10 years at a cost of $17-38,000 each time. The PPA covers that cost since Sunrun owns the equipment. IMPORTANT: Customer Owned requires the homeowner to cover that cost. 

 

99% of Customers Prefer the PPA

It’s similar to the way we are used to working with the power company. You don’t own their equipment. When a transformer goes out, they don't bill you for that transformer.

It's the same way with Sunrun's PPA. Sunrun owns and maintains the equipment. When batteries or anything else need to be replaced, Sunrun handles it and you will never receive an additional charge.

Sunrun offers all types of PPA and Customer Owned Solutions

To help you see which solution works best for you, I'd be happy to run estimates for both solutions. Just ask! 


See PPA Details

Benefit

System Ownership

 

Additional

Costs

 

Proactive Monitoring

 

Performance Guarantee

 

Maintenance & Repair 

 

Insurance

PPA – POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT

Monthly

Prepaid

$0 out of pocket*

Pay upfront, lowest cost for power

Sunrun

Sunrun

$0

$0

Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare
Green Check Mark for Program Compare

CUSTOMER OWNED

Loan

Purchase

Finance

Pay upfront

$0 out of pocket*

Homeowner (HO)

Batteries, inverters & service calls

every 10 years

$17 – 38,000

Homeowner (HO)

Batteries, inverters & service calls

every 10 years

$17 – 38,000

HO monitors

HO monitors

Product Warranty

Product Warranty

Service Charge

Service Charge

Homeowner

Homeowner

*As long as the results of your site

survey do not require roof,

electrical or other upgrades

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