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solar power misconceptions {Sunrun solar service}

Living in the Californian desert, I am very aware of the plentiful, “free” energy that beams down everyday.  We have 360 full-sun days here and not having solar panels to harness that energy seems, well, silly and wasteful. It isn’t hard to embrace the clean energy here and most of my community neighbors have solar panels… some even personal wind turbines (it is very windy here).  Our summers reach 120+ and with conventional electricity, the bills are crippling each month.  Solar energy is the answer, a cheaper and cleaner way to keep the lights and air on.

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Now, I know that the majority of you are saying, “well, yeah, solar energy is obvious for you, but we have more cloudy days than sunny… not for me.”  That’s a common misconception I’m here to dispel.  You are probably also thinking, “isn’t solar energy expensive to harness?  I can’t afford that upfront cost.”  Well, Sunrun invented solar service, a way to get solar on your roof without the high upfront cost and hassle of ownership… I bet your ears have perked up now!

Sunrun installs, insures, monitors and maintains a solar system that is designed specifically for you and your home. You just pay a low, locked-in rate for the electricity that the panels produce.  No hassle at all for you, just cleaner, cheaper energy so you can sleep better at night.

Misconceptions About Solar Power

  1. Solar is expensive and has a high upfront cost

    • With Sunrun solar leasing, homeowners can get solar on their roof for as little as $0 down and start saving on their monthly electricity costs immediately.

  2. Solar is complicated and out of reach.

    • Solar service providers like Sunrun take care of all of the details of going solar, from designing the system, installing it on your roof, monitoring the system’s production, and maintaining the system throughout the lifetime of the solar service agreement.

  3. Solar energy is more expensive than the electricity my utility provides.

    • If Sunrun doesn’t think they can save you money, they won’t sell you a system.

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We have a special offer for In The Know Mom readers. If you go solar with Sunrun before Nov. 30, you’ll get a $500 VISA® Prepaid Card. (Conditions apply.) Get a free solar quote here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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20 Comments

  1. Jenna Wood
    October 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm — Reply

    We have a service in the area where one can ‘rent’ the panels and installation in exchange for providing some energy or a small monthly percentage fee. I hear it’s still quite affordable!

  2. October 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    Very interesting. I was looking into getting sun panels. We don’t have much here.

  3. October 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    Solar energy went through a big popular phase here last year. We know a few people whose bill went down and a few whose went up.

  4. October 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Very interesting–my hubby wants us to get solar panels on our house -going to have to look into this

  5. October 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    I’m really intrigued by the idea of going solar. I have to admit that I assumed there was a huge upfront cost. Good to know that it’s not out of reach.

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