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From the power to the people, Sunrun is setting roots in Colorado so that households across the state can reap the benefits of its most brilliant natural resource. Thanks to over 300 days of sun1 (even more than Miami2), solar-friendly policies and tech-savvy talent,3 Sunrun has already added over 700 jobs in Denver alone as it establishes its second headquarters in the Centennial State.4 Go solar in Colorado.
Colorado’s lead in solar doesn’t stop there. Solar leasing and financing options help Coloradans go solar without the high upfront cost. Whether you opt for the flexibility of a solar lease/power purchase agreement (PPA) or full ownership with a solar purchase or a solar loan, we have various financing options to help you go solar. Get your free quote today.
We want households across the country to have access to energy security and independence. Solar installations cost between $16,200 to $21,400 on average5 and at least $150 per year to maintain.6 That’s why Sunrun pioneered residential solar financing to give households the chance to go solar without the high-system cost. With a solar lease/PPA, you pay as little as $0 up front and $0 for maintenance.
Solar leasing and PPAs are the most popular options for households. A third-party solar financing company like Sunrun buys and takes care of the solar panels and battery. You simply lock in a low monthly rate for your electricity or equipment while skipping the upfront cost and maintenance.
You’ll likely have seen the terms “solar lease” and “PPA” used interchangeably, and that’s because their functions and benefits are similar.7 The main difference between the two is what you’re paying for—a solar lease allows you to rent the solar system itself for a fixed monthly rate, while a solar PPA involves purchasing the solar power the solar system produces at a set per kilowatt hour price. This price is usually less than your local utility rate.8
Ultimately, the benefits to both solar leases and PPAs are the same—you’ll have the option to enjoy clean energy at low rates without paying for and maintaining a solar system. See our Sunrun Guarantee.
At Sunrun, we offer two solar leasing/PPA plans:
BrightSave Monthly: For as little as $0 down, you can lock in low rates for 25 years with one simple monthly payment.
BrightSave Prepaid: To secure the best value, BrightSave Prepaid allows you to pay your full lease amount upfront.
We know life happens. That’s why we have a service transfer team standing by to make sure your contract is seamlessly passed on from you to the new homeowners. Learn more.
We also offer options to buy your system outright or with a solar panel loan in Colorado. While owning a solar system means solar incentives like net metering, state tax incentives and the federal solar tax credit, property tax exemptions and local rebates will go directly to you, we highly recommend reviewing the full cost of solar. See Colorado Solar Incentives.
BrightAdvantage: Finance a solar system for as little as $0 down with a competitive solar loan rate from one of our trusted partners.
BrightBuy: Get full control of your system and enjoy best-in-class panels backed by industry-leading warranties.
A solar system is more than just clean, renewable energy—it may also boost the value of your home. Solar systems have been shown to increase a home’s value by 4.1% on average.9 That’s an extra $20,500 added to a $500,000 home.
Leasing or financing solar panels Colorado will depend on every individual household. But one thing is clear—the benefits of solar in Colorado go beyond your electric bill. From adding thousands of new jobs10 to preserving its iconic landscape, solar is the reliable, renewable and affordable energy solution that hard-working Coloradans like you deserve.
Talk to one of our experienced solar advisors to find the plan that best meets your financial and energy needs. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Get connected with a Sunrun solar advisor today.