Residential Solar Financing in Santa Rosa

In Santa Rosa and throughout California, the West Coast and the Sunbelt states, Renewable Asset Management Company, LLC and SunLender™ provide residential solar financing directly through a network of leading Solar Power System (photovoltaic system) Installation companies. For Residential Solar Financing in Santa Rosa and throughout California, SunLender can be counted on as your go-to provider.

Residential Solar Financing in San JoseSince 2011, the SunLender program has allowed Solar Power Installers to provide solar financing to their residential solar customers with a 20-year operating lease or a 10-year or 15-year loan. And Renewable Asset Management Company (RAMCO) is a proven leader in renewable energy financing, and in conjunction with affiliated companies have offered a variety of commercial and residential solar financing programs since 2008.

Residential Solar Financing in Santa Rosa and America

The SunLender Lease and Loan programs are offered to approved Solar Power System Installers in Arizona, California and Hawaii. The SunLender Loan solar financing program is also currently available in Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Washington

Do you want to do what’s best for your customers?

We can save your customers up to an additional $13K on a typical $20K solar system.

Since our lease term is 20 years instead of 25, with the same or lower monthly payment as other financing programs, we can generate significant savings to your customers just by financing with SunLender.

  • Same System
  • Same Monthly Payment
  • Same Utility Savings
  • Less Total Cost

Contact SunLender for your Residential Solar Financing in Santa Rosa.

Do the right thing for your customers.
Call SunLender today.

Call Mike Thompson to secure
the shortest term for your customers:
(855) 630-0869 ext. 104
email: mthompson@sunlender.com

The SunLender Difference:

SunLender™ Residential
Solar Financing

  • Lease – The SunLender Lease is a 20-year term operating lease with zero or 2.9% escalator for financing the purchase and installation of a solar power system for your home. SunLender owns the system and provides a 20-year “worry-free” solar system that will save your family money.
  • Loan – The SunLender Loan is a term loan for financing the purchase and installation of a solar power system for your home with term of up to 15 years. Installing a solar power system is equivalent to pre-paying power, at less than what you currently pay. Once installed, a solar power system requires little or no maintenance and will provide electricity cleanly and quietly using the renewable energy of the sun.

SunLender Plus™

SunLender Plus™

  • Energy Efficiency Financing – Our Signature Loan program allows you to purchase and install energy efficiency products that reduce the overall amount of energy your home uses. If you use less energy, you not only save money, but you also do not need to offset as much energy, and therefore you do not need as large of a solar system. Our Installer partners can show you how to lower your energy usage with energy efficiency products, before you decide to generate power with a solar system – ensuring that you get the right size solar system for your home.
  • Signature Loan – The Signature Loan is a secured term loan for financing the purchase and installation of energy-efficiency products for your home with a term up to 7 years.

SunLender Pro™

  • Our finance foundation has been built on strong, seasoned and trusting relationships that have grown from our solid financing reputation. We have expanded our commercial financing program to address demand for commercial financing energy projects through our simplified, convenient step-by-step process that funds your light-scale commercial projects.

Commercial Solar Financing

Loan – The SunLender Pro Loan is a term loan for financing the purchase and installation of a solar power system for your business with a term up to 10 years.

We are looking for quality Installers in select markets

With SunLender, You Get:

  • Cash Flow – Installer job/construction financing through SunLender provides Solar Power System Installers with needed cash as early as customer credit approval.
  • Ease of Use – The SunLender proprietary solar proposal platform is comprehensive, uncomplicated and makes closing sales easy.
  • Less Red Tape – SunLender financing requires significantly less administrative burden than other financial programs in the solar market
  • Immediate Credit Approval – With SunLender, Solar Power System Installers can offer conditional financing approval to Homeowners in minutes.
  • Total Solution – SunLender is a complete in-house one-stop solar financing program, from originations and funding to servicing, and operations and maintenance.
  • Experience – 41-year financing foundation providing Installers and their customers unique credit programs, and financing renewables since 2008

Contact us to Demo the Program and see how SunLender can help you grow your business.

Available Programs:

SunLender™ Zero Down
Solar Lease

SunLender™ Zero Down
Solar Loan

SunLender Plus™ Energy Efficiency Signature Loan

Contact Mike Thompson by email: mthompson@sunlender.com,
or phone: (855) 630-0869 ext. 104
 

If your company is based in the Santa Rosa area, or California, or you have a West Coast or Sunbelt client-base or solar system to install, the SunLender program is uniquely designed to provide Solar Power System Installers with the cash flow they need to grow. For your Residential Solar Financing in Santa Rosa, the SunLender enhanced program allows Installers to leverage the partnerships, connections and network of RAMCO, and now provides interim project financing through the Pro Power Green™ Construction Financing program, allowing Installers to get paid faster and fund growth without typical construction cash-flow constraints inherent to other finance programs and Funds. The SunLender program is tailored to help Installers grow their business and increase their sales.

The SunLender portal provides a single-source quoting platform that offers Solar Power System Installers the ability to quote Homeowners a solar loan and a solar lease within the same proposal, in approved states, thereby allowing the consumer to choose the financing product best suited to their needs; and providing Installers the tools and financing options to close more deals.

SunLender Solar Lease or Loan makes it easy to Reduce Energy Costs

Step 1 Request a free solar home evaluation

Step 2 — Fill out credit app to see how much you can save

Step 3 — Have your solar system designed and installed

Step 4 — Harvest renewable sunlight and start saving

Start the process online today.

Or Call Mike Thompson to reduce energy costs for your customers:
(855) 630-0869 ext. 104

email: mthompson@sunlender.com

About

Why SunLender?

SunLender was created top benefit Solar Power System Installers and Homeowners

Demand for electricity is steadily increasing causing household electricity bills to skyrocket.

A homeowner’s cost control of electricity is unknown. A Solar Power System allows a homeowner to set a fixed cost and drive savings for years to come. SunLender is committed to providing property owners with a simplified solar financing solution, giving you the choice of either a lease or a loan. Our network of leading Installers can draw up custom plans to match your toughest roof requirements, resulting in a system tailor-made for your home for zero out-of-pocket expense.

The SunLender program was developed for Solar Power System Installers.

Solar Installers across the country don’t always have the resources to find financing for customers, or the capital to provide it themselves.

For the last 40 years, we have been working with the building trades financing distributors and Installers as well as consumer home improvement projects.  We understand your business, we understand that you have to present solutions to your customers, and we have designed our finance program to specifically address your needs. Our Installer partners can reap the benefits of our industry-specific experience, connections and network.

Integrated Portal – Our pre-qualifying quote system lets Installers and homeowners know immediately if they pre-qualify for a lease or loan. This proprietary solar proposal platform enables Installers to present professional sales proposals to residential customers. The proposal offers several financing options as well as graphic representation of their solar investment.

  • Quick Quote Ability – We are focused on helping you sell more and streamlining that process with our sales tools.  The Quick Quote tool allows Installers to model a variety of products and pricing with a minimum of input, which can easily be converted to a sales proposal.
  • Easy Proposal to Signature Process – Not only do we provide financing, but we also directly service all of our consumer leases and loans.  We are a one-stop-shop and are able to serve both you the installer and your homeowner customers more effectively.
  • We can finance more than just PV – We are a finance company, not just a solar finance company.  We do not limit you to only finance solar solutions. We keep up with our Installers to provide financing for energy management solutions.

More efficient than other programs – When you offer multiple residential solar finance solutions you can tailor your sales pitch to your customer’s needs and close more deals.  With one approval you can offer your customer:

  • SunLender™ Zero Down Solar Lease – The homeowner leases the solar PV equipment and makes a low monthly payment for the length of the contract term.
  • SunLender™ Zero Down Solar Loan – A fully amortized loan that provides a low monthly payment and path to ownership. The homeowner keeps the rebates and tax credits and increases the value of their home.
  • SunLender Plus™ Energy Efficiency Signature Loan – An unsecured loan that provides financing for energy efficiency solutions and can be approved simultaneously with a solar lease or loan.

Program tailored to Installer’s business – we only partner with the best and we trust our Installers

  • Easier program management – We developed our process given our 40-year experience working with the building trades.  Financing is a solution, but it should not overly burden your organization.
  • Faster payment – Experience gives us the insight to know that sales are important, but Cash Flow is more important.  Our program is tailored to help you grow your business and increase your origination.
  • Cash Flow – Interim Jobs/Construction financing provided by ProPower Construction allows you to grow sales and perpetuate deal flow.
  • Program is set up to scale with growth – Using online systems and tools, we are built for growth and have the ability to scale with you.

For Homeowners who want to go green, while saving green … SunLender is here to help you install and save

Every home is unique. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solar residential finance solution out there, contrary to what much of the industry might say. That’s why we offer both a lease and a loan – so that your Installer can design the best system, with the best financing, with the longest warranty, for the best price, guaranteed. Your family has unique needs and we want to provide the right solution for you. We have designed residential solar financing solutions that require little or no money down, and have positive impact to your monthly cash flow.

Our Installer partners can show you how your new solar power system will pay for itself right away, by funding the monthly financing payment with the savings from your electricity bill. By combining federal and local rebates and incentives and using our innovative financing solutions, you can install a solar power system that will save you tens of thousands of dollars over its life, without requiring cash outlays at the time of installation!

Why SunLender?

  • Flexible Financing with little to no money down.
  • Rent or Own your equipment – the choice is yours.
  • Do the right thing! – Replace dirty grid power with clean renewable energy and save your family money.
  • Increase the value of your home – The Department of Energy completed a study in April 2011 that concluded a home seller who invested in solar panels could expect to capture a premium of $18,600-$23,870 versus comparable homes without solar panels,

Available programs:

SunLender

Loan or lease

$0 Down

Zero-Down Loan or Lease

No money up front, complete solar satisfaction.

Loan or Lease

You decide what is best for you

Clear comparison in the same proposal.

Worry Free

Extended Warranty for Peace of mind

24/7 system monitoring is comprehensive.

Easy Process

Quick, Simple & thorough

Uncomplicated steps put solar in your home

Start the process today …

Begin online

Or Call Mike Thompson to reduce energy costs for your customers:
(855) 630-0869 ext. 104
email: mthompson@sunlender.com

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California. With a population of 170,685, Santa Rosa is the largest city in California’s North Coast, Wine Country and the North Bay, and the fifth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay area.

Santa Rosa has a total area of 41.50 square miles, of which 41.29 sq. mi. is land and 0.205 sq. mi. is water.

The city is part of the North Bay  region, which includes such cities as  Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor and smaller cities including Sonoma, Healdsburg and Sebastopol. It lies along the US Route 101 corridor, approximately 55 miles  north of San Francisco.

The prominent visual feature is Hood Mountain to the east. To the southeast, Taylor Mountain and Sonoma Mountain are readily visible from much of the city.

Climate

Santa Rosa has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, mostly dry summers. In the summer, fog and low overcast often move in from the Pacific Ocean during the evenings and mornings. They usually clear to warm, sunny weather by late morning or noon before returning in the later evening but will occasionally linger all day. Average annual rainfall is 30.13 inches, falling on 74 days annually. The wettest year was 1983 with 63.07 inches and the driest year was 1976 with 11.38 inches. The most rainfall in one month was 19.42 inches in February 1998 and the most rainfall in 24 hours was 5.23 inches on December 19, 1981. Measurable snowfall is rare in the lowlands, but light amounts sometimes fall in the nearby mountains.

There are an average of 28.9 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or more and an average of 30.2 days with lows reaching the freezing mark. The record high was 113 °F (45 °C) on July 11, 1913, and the record low was 9 °F (−13 °C) on December 25, 1924.

 Households

With a population of 170,685, the population density of Santa Rosa is 4,043.8 people per square mile. The 2010 Census reported that 164,405 people (98.0% of the population) lived in households, 1,697 (1.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 1,713 (1.0%) were institutionalized.

There were 63,590 households, out of which 20,633 (32.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them. 18,021 households (28.3%) were made up of individuals and 7,474 (11.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59. There were 39,231 families (61.7% of all households) and the average family size was 3.18.

Solar Energy

Santa Rosa – a Solar America City

Santa Rosa was named as one of the U.S. Department of Energy  Solar America Cities for a proposal to create Solar Sonoma County, a countywide solar project to increase and accelerate local solar energy production. Santa Rosa is one of 25 cities now recognized by the DOE as Solar America Cities partners committed to solar technology adoption at the local level. Twelve new cities were announced for 2008, with 13 cities named as partners in 2007.

In 2009 the City of Santa Rosa received a second round of funding from the Solar America Cities program and has established a Clean Energy Advocate (CEA) pilot program within Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, which will provide an independent, unbiased advocate to assist homeowners in navigating the renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water-use efficiency upgrade process.

The City is in partnership with Solar Sonoma County and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar America Cities Special Projects grant until December 2010.

Visit the CEA website for more information! www.srcity.org/CEA

The City of Santa Rosa’s winning proposal is to expand the highly successful Solar Sebastopol program to a countywide effort in partnership with other local cities and the County of Sonoma. The City of Santa Rosa will administer the grant, with details still to be finalized. The funds will assist Santa Rosa’s and its Solar Sonoma County partners’ efforts to increase the amount of solar installations in the County by 25 megawatts over the next three years. Ultimately Solar Sonoma County will become a public-private consortium of local governments, solar companies, businesses, and other groups and organizations.

Solar Sonoma County plans to develop ways to increase local solar energy production, such as:

  • Reducing or removing financial barriers for municipalities, businesses, and homeowners
  • Creating additional solar and energy efficiency incentives
  • Streamlining existing and recommending new local solar policies
  • Engaging and educating the public about energy efficiency and solar energy through local events and centralized resources
  • Identifying additional projects for achieving initial and future solar energy production goals
  • Encouraging local municipalities to install solar on their buildings and properties.

Recently, a group of interested representatives from county and city governments, solar companies, PG&E, and other local business interests began meeting together to explore the possibility of expanding Solar Sebastopol throughout the county.

Santa Rosa – Sonoma County Solar Accomplishments

The City of Santa Rosa (the county seat of Sonoma County) was designated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on March 28, 2008, as a Solar America City. Sonoma County has long recognized its need to address the 4.5 million tons of carbon dioxide that it emits annually, one quarter of which is attributed to electricity consumption. In 2005, nine cities and the county set a target to reduce emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2015. Accomplishing this goal would require public education and awareness, setting policies to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy, and addressing financial barriers to renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.

Many of the county’s solar-related initiatives were informed by the efforts of Solar Sebastopol, an organization formed in 2002 to encourage and accelerate the public, commercial, and private installation of solar energy in the City of Sebastopol, California. The organization was a local, first-of-its-kind program. Its primary goals were to encourage more solar installations, achieve a total of 1 megawatt (MW) of solar power production in the city, and ensure that high-quality installations meet all code standards. Solar Sebastopol focused on public outreach and education as a way to achieve its goals as well as sponsoring trainings for inspectors and professionals in the field.

The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Solar Sonoma County, has accomplished the following through the Solar America Cities program:

  • SSC became an independent, nonprofit organization recognized for countywide leadership in promoting and enhancing solar and energy efficiency through various programs and initiatives.
  • SSC developed a countywide Solar Implementation Plan through a stakeholder engagement process and presented the plan with recommendations to all 10 local governments’ elected bodies (the county board of supervisors and all nine city councils).
  • SSC held two countywide solar fairs in June 2009 and June 2010 with a combined public attendance estimated at 7,000.
  • As part of the inaugural Solar Leaders Circle outreach event in 2010, the DOE technical assistance team performed 10 complimentary solar site assessments for commercial property owners and provided written reports and recommendations, resulting in five commercial solar and efficiency projects.
  • The City of Santa Rosa installed a 65-kW PV system at the Brown Farm reclamation site. The city plans future solar projects.
  • Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County developed and established solarsonomacounty.org as an online countywide clearinghouse of information and resources to reflect the organization’s expanding mission, programs, and outreach, including clean energy jobs and events sections, vendor member marketing, consumer outreach and education, and a pre-qualified vendor roster.
  • Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County developed a pilot project in collaboration with ProjectDX and the Sonoma County Water Agency. Originally conceived as a web-based solar mapping and community engagement tool, this effort became connected to the web development needs of the Sonoma County Energy Independence PACE Program and served as the precursor to an upcoming web hub for Energy Upgrade California in Sonoma County.
  • Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County collaborated with the County of Sonoma and other local government and solar and efficiency industry stakeholders to implement the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), the first countywide PACE financing program in the nation that has provided more than $50 million in financing for 2,407 solar and efficiency projects in Sonoma County as of August 31, 2011.
  • Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County developed a publicly accessible geographic information system map of solar installations within the city, with the long-term goal of integrating with SCEIP / Energy Upgrade countywide Web hub efforts.
  • Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County established a solar PV interconnection reporting process in partnership with PG&E to track progress toward Solar Sonoma County’s three-year countywide target of 25 new MW before March 2011. The March 2008 baseline was 13.1 MW. By March 2011, total solar PV installations in Sonoma County reached 42 MW, surpassing SSC’s original target.
  • Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County presented solar installation and PV safety trainings for contractors in partnership with IBEW Local 551.

Solar Financial Incentives in Santa Rosa

For your Residential Solar Financing in Santa Rosa, the SunLender programs can save you money while ensuring that the process is easy for you. In addition the money you can save with SunLender, Solar Power Systems installed in Santa Rosa can save homeowners money through several other programs.

California leads the way for solar generation

California is far and away the nation’s leader in the solar industry. According to the state’s website, there are more than 242,000 solar projects throughout the state with 2,279 megawatts installed. Los Angeles leads with 238 megawatts, and San Diego comes in second with 182 megawatts. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the next leading states are:

  • Arizona
  • North Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Hawaii
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • New York

Go Solar California, State Rebate Program

As part of California’s $3.3 billion “Million Solar Roofs Program,” the Go Solar California! campaign has a goal to install 3,000 megawatts (MW) of new solar electricity capacity on homes and businesses by the end of 2016, making renewable energy an everyday reality.

California Solar Initiative (CSI): The California Solar Initiative is managed by PG&E in San Francisco and will provide incentives through 2016 for existing residential homes and existing and new commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties. For more information about the current incentive levels, please visit the CSI Rebate Tracker.

Single Family Affordable Solar Housing Program (SASH): Managed by the non-profit solar organization, GRID Alternatives, this program offers incentives to eligible low income households.

New Solar Housing Partnership (NSHP): Managed by the California Energy Commission, the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) will provide $400 million worth of incentives through 2016 to encourage solar in new residential construction.

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program (MASH): Building owners can install solar PV systems to offset energy used in common areas and utilize virtual net metering (VMN) to offset tenant loads. (*Please note, the incentive budget for the PG&E territory has been fully spent. Customers may still be added to a waitlist for funds as they become available.

Federal Tax Credits and Accelerated Depreciation

A 30 percent federal tax credit is offered for the installation of both residential and corporate solar energy systems. The tax credit is applied to the net cost after other rebates or grants have reduced the initial system cost. The current federal tax credit program is available through 2016.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit: Homeowners installing new solar PV and solar water heating systems are eligible for his 30 percent tax credit. Download IRS Form 5695.

Business Energy Investment Tax Credit: Businesses installing new solar PV and solar water heating systems are eligible for this 30 percent tax credit. Download IRS Form 3468.

Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Depreciation.

Under the federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS), businesses may recover renewable energy investments through depreciation deductions. For more information visit the US Department of Energy’s DSIRE website.

Additional Programs for Financial Incentives for Solar PV in Santa Rosa

Federal ITC

The Federal Government provides tax credits for businesses that invest in renewable energy.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

The Federal Government provides tax credits for residential renewable energy

California Solar Initiative

The State of California created the California Solar Initiative to promote solar energy in the state.

California’s Solar Market is Thriving

According to a report by Environment California. California’s solar market is thriving. Ten years ago, solar panels atop roofs were a rarity. Today, solar is taking hold in cities across California, from coastal metropolises such as San Francisco, to agricultural and industrial hubs in the Central Valley. In the past two years alone, the solar industry has installed more than 5,000 kilowatts of solar power in each of 10 different California cities.

Solar energy makes sense for California. Each new solar panel helps to clean our air, fight global warming, improve the reliability of our electricity grid, boost the economy, and create much-needed jobs.

California has just begun to tap into the vast potential of solar energy. Governments, utilities and the public should continue to work together toward a clean energy future.

Solar cities are the heart of California’s thriving solar market.

  • San Diego leads all California cities in terms of the number of solar installations on residential, commercial and government buildings, with more than 4,500 projects installed. San Diego also leads the state in terms of overall solar generation capacity, with nearly 37 megawatts (MW). If San Diego were a nation unto itself, it would rank among the top 25 nations in the world in terms of solar capacity, with more solar power than the entire nation of Mexico.
    •    Los Angeles ranks second, with more than 4,000 solar installations adding up to more than 36 MW of power generation capacity.
    •    San Jose ranks third, with more than 2,700 solar installations and 31 MW of solar electric generation capacity.
    •    In addition, San Francisco, Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Rosa, Roseville, Clovis, Santa Rosa and Oakland all have more than 1,000 solar installations. In terms of generation capacity, Fresno, San Francisco, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and Santa Rosa all have more than 10 MW installed.

California’s solar market is geographically diverse. Solar installations are taking hold from coastal urban centers to mountain communities to towns in the Central Valley.

  • Among cities with at least 50,000 residents, Santa Cruz, Clovis, Rocklin, Davis, Watsonville, and Roseville have the most solar installations per resident. Chico, Woodland, Rancho Cordova, Livermore, and Petaluma have the most solar generation capacity per resident.
    •    Among large towns, with between 10,000 and 50,000 residents, Sonoma (Sonoma County), Grass Valley (Nevada County) and Auburn (Placer County) have the most solar installations per resident. Sonoma, Auburn and Oroville (Butte County) lead in terms of solar capacity per resident.
    •    Solar has reached its greatest penetration per capita in the northern Bay Area, the Sierra foothills, and the Central Valley. The small towns of Sebastopol (Sonoma County), Newcastle (Placer County), and Nevada City (Nevada County) lead the state in terms of number of solar installations per resident. Herald (Sacramento County), Edwards Air Force Base (Kern County), and Lebec (Kern County) lead the state in terms of solar capacity per capita.

Despite the development of thriving solar markets in cities across the state, California has only just begun to capture its tremendous potential for solar power.

  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that the state could host more than 80,000 MW of rooftop solar in total – enough to generate more than a third as much electricity as California uses in a year.
    •    California has installed more than 1,000 MW of solar capacity on residential and commercial rooftops. Despite this substantial progress, vast potential remains to be developed.

California should continue to build the strength of its solar energy market.

Key steps include:

  • Ensure that the Million Solar Roofs Initiative reaches its goal by the end of 2016.
    •    Increase the use of solar energy systems in new construction by requiring all new homes to include solar power or other on-site renewable electricity generation by no later than 2020, and all new non-residential buildings by no later than 2030, through a net-zero energy building code requirement.
    •    Adopt a strong feed-in-tariff policy to encourage solar power installation on warehouses, parking lots and other sites with low on-site energy demands but high levels of sunshine.
    •    Maintain or enhance the incentive value of net metering and lift the cap on its use to allow all California ratepayers to benefit from going solar.
    •    Remove barriers to installing solar energy systems at the local and state levels by streamlining interconnection and permitting.
    •    Finally, California should continue to set ambitious clean energy goals – such as Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of installing 12,000 MW of distributed electricity generation in California by 2020 – and adopt innovative policies to achieve them.

*All solar capacity figures in this report are presented in terms of alternating current watts, measured under California Energy Commission PTC test conditions, unless otherwise noted.

Calculating California Cities’ Solar Installations and Generation Capacity

This report documents the number of grid-connected solar electric systems installed in California and their total electric generation capacity on a city-by-city basis. It focuses on solar photovoltaic installations that by and large are owned by ratepayers or third-party financing companies, as opposed to an electric utility, and are located on or near buildings throughout the state.

The report compiles solar energy installation data from the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, the California Center for Sustainable Energy, and the state’s private and public utilities. The data represent the most recent available information from each source at the time of data collection, covering a time period through no later than the close of August 2011. For more details, see the Methodology section.

To take advantage of Residential Solar PV Systems for your home or your customers’ homes … SunLender makes sense …

SunLender programs include:

SunLender™ Residential Solar Financing

  • Lease – The SunLender Lease is a 20-year term operating lease with zero or 2.9% escalator for financing the purchase and installation of a solar power system for your home.  SunLender owns the system and provides a 20-year “worry-free” solar system that will save your family money.
  • Loan – The SunLender Loan is a term loan for financing the purchase and installation of a solar power system for your home with term of up to 15 years. Installing a solar power system is equivalent to pre-paying power, at less than what you currently pay. Once installed, a solar power system requires little or no maintenance and will provide electricity cleanly and quietly using the renewable energy of the sun.

SunLender Plus™

  • Energy Efficiency Financing – Our Installer partners can show you how to “reduce” your energy usage with energy efficiency products, before you decide to “produce” with a solar system – ensuring that you get the right size system for your home. Our Signature Loan program allows you to purchase and install energy efficiency products that reduce the overall amount of energy your home uses.  If you use less energy, you not only save money, but you also do not need to offset as much energy, and therefore you do not need as large of a solar system. The Signature Loan is a secured term loan for financing the purchase and installation of energy efficiency products for your home with a term up to 7 years.

SunLender Pro™ Commercial Solar Financing

Our finance foundation has been built on strong, seasoned and trusting relationships that have grown from our solid financing reputation. We have expanded our commercial financing program to address demand for commercial financing energy projects through our simplified, convenient step-by-step process that funds your light-scale commercial projects. The SunLender Pro Loan is a term loan for financing the purchase and installation of a solar power system for your business with a term up to 15 years.

Pro Power Construction Interim Job Financing

One of the biggest challenges for Installers is cash flow during the construction phase of a project. Ramco/SunLender solves all that with ProPower Construction. Interim milestone payments are available to Installers from the beginning of a project. Greater Installer cash flow allows faster Installer growth and deal flow.

Start the process today, for your own home or for your customers’ homes …

Contact Mike Thompson by email: mthompson@sunlender.com,
or phone: (855) 630-0869 ext. 104