The debate over climate change is largely settled, and most Americans understand that one of the best weapons to reduce climate altering emissions is for individuals to employ passive solar strategies and adopt renewable energy technologies.
California Energy Commission - Consumer Energy Center
The Consumer Energy Center provides the public with a one-stop site for the latest information about energy resources and how to use them wisely in our home, work and vehicles.
CalSEIA - Questions to ask before signing a solar lease or PPA
A list of questions for consumers to ask a solar designer/installer/financing company before making the purchase/lease decision. Prepared by the California Solar Energy Industries Association.
Can solar leasing compete with ownership as an investment?
An article from Renewable Energy World lists the benefits of owning vs. leasing and presents an analysis of the differences.
LBNL - Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and Implications
A report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that focuses on financial innovations that have removed some of the barriers to the widespread adoption of commercial solar energy systems.
NREL - Information on Solar Energy Financing
A consumer's guide to getting power from the sun.
NREL - Solar Leasing for Residential Photovoltaic Systems
Examines the solar lease options for residential PV systems and describes two solar lease programs in detail.
NREL - Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by State and Local Governments
From a presentation by National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Analyst Karlynn Cory.