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“At first glance, going solar can seem like a no-brainer, especially if you live in a solar-friendly state like California or Arizona. Residential solar panels not only drastically reduce your carbon footprint, they can also trim your electricity bill to a fraction of its pre-solar total. Who wouldn’t consider making the leap? Well, for starters, people who don’t have an extra $30,000 lying around to make the initial investment–the average cost of a residential solar system. But solar leasing, a new way to finance those Earth-friendly panels, is making going green a whole lot more affordable.”

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Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.