Pasadena In Focus
January - February 2010

Sunsational Savings

While the retail cost of a new solar pv system is at an all-time low due to shrinking manufacturing and labor costs, the price tag may still be daunting to some – even after counting in PWP rebates and federal incentives. An alternative to owning solar panels is to lease them, an option more and more solar vendors are offering to homeowners and homeowner associations.

There typically are no upfront costs involved in a solar lease. The vendor installs, maintains and owns the panels on your roof while you reap all the benefits. You can lock in a monthly solar electric rate, paid directly to the solar company, that is usually lower than PWP’s electric rate and helps the environment to boot!

Learn more about solar incentives, financing options and other benefits at PWP’s free Going Solar workshop Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle, 960 E. Walnut St. Registration is required; sign up at www.cityofpasadena.net/solar!

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