The Hartford Courant
By BRIAN DOWLING
June 20, 2013
Another large solar company is leasing rooftop solar systems in the state.
Sunrun, a San Francisco-based firm, announced Thursday that it is leasing rooftop solar systems to Connecticut residents.
The lease model has grown in popularity in recent years, with customers given the option to pay little or no upfront cost for the solar system. In turn, customers pay a lease fee as well as small utility bills for what electricity the residence still pulls from the power grid.
“We remove two of the biggest barriers to home solar adoption: high upfront costs and the hassle of owning solar panels,” Sunrun’s chief executive Lynn Jurich said in a written statement. “Homeowners are able to lock in low electricity rates and we take care of everything else, working with Connecticut’s top solar installation companies.” Read more …