In recent years, the push for renewable energy solutions has led to a surge in solar panel installations across the globe. With this surge, the debate between buying and leasing solar systems has gained prominence. While leasing may seem like an attractive option initially, it’s essential to delve deeper into the long-term implications. At Renewable Energy Corporation, we believe in empowering our customers with ownership, and here’s why:

Ownership Equals Control

When you buy a solar system outright, you have full control over it. You can decide on maintenance schedules, upgrades, and even removal if necessary. In contrast, leasing means relinquishing control to the leasing company, often resulting in limited options and potential complications down the line.

Financial Implications

Leasing may appear to offer immediate savings with little to no upfront costs. However, over time, these leases can become a burden. Customers may find themselves locked into lengthy contracts with escalating payments, all while not owning the system. This scenario can lead to financial strain, especially if the leased system underperforms or becomes inoperable.

Maintenance Challenges

One of the most significant drawbacks of leasing is the lack of accountability for maintenance and repairs. Many lease agreements stipulate that the leasing company is responsible for upkeep. However, in practice, customers often face delays and frustrations when attempting to resolve issues with their leased systems. This situation is compounded when the solar company responsible for the lease disappears, leaving customers stranded with malfunctioning equipment.

Limited Flexibility

Leasing ties customers to a specific system installed on their property. This lack of flexibility can be problematic if the customer’s needs change or if technological advancements render the leased system outdated. Additionally, in cases where customers wish to sell their homes, leased solar panels can complicate the transaction and deter potential buyers.

Long-term Savings

While buying a solar system requires an initial investment, the long-term savings are substantial. By owning the system, customers can benefit from federal and state incentives, tax credits, and net metering programs. Over time, these savings often outweigh the costs associated with leasing, providing a more significant return on investment.


At Renewable Energy Corporation, we’ve encountered numerous cases where customers have reached out to us for help with inoperable leased systems. These customers find themselves in a challenging situation—they’re still making lease payments for systems they don’t own, can’t remove, and that doesn’t work. This unfortunate scenario underscores the importance of making informed decisions about solar panel ownership.

While leasing may seem like an attractive option for accessing solar energy, the long-term drawbacks far outweigh any immediate benefits. At Renewable Energy Corporation, we advocate for ownership as the best path to sustainable and reliable solar power. By owning your system, you gain control, financial stability, and peace of mind, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come. Say goodbye to the uncertainties of leasing and embrace the power of ownership.

Are you interested in joining the shift to renewable energy?

While there are logistical issues in making the change, we can solve them all for you, easily and economically. Contact Us at Renewable Energy and we’ll show this can be done to your advantage.