Rooftop Solar Financing 101 (video)

GW Solar Institute for CESA

This video introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

This video is one in a series of three short videos for consumers who are considering adopting solar. The three videos—Rooftop Solar Financing 101, Choosing a Solar Installer, and Will Solar Panels Save You Money?—provide even-handed information for consumers who are deciding whether to install solar. These videos are designed to ensure consumers make the best solar choices for them.

The three videos were produced by the George Washington University Solar Institute for CESA’s Sustainable Solar Education Project. This project is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Solar Training and Education for Professionals program. The GW Solar Institute produced the videos with GW’s Planet Forward, which uses interactive media to empower new voices and lead a global conversation on the planet’s future. Solar videos produced by GW Solar Institute for other organizations are available at

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Date: 08/10/2017
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