The Green Living Toolkit offers step-by-step tips on how to live green. In many cases, the solutions are free—you just make a small tweak to the way you do things. There are also many low-cost solutions that only require a quick trip to the home improvement store. Some of the solutions cost a lot up front but deliver significant savings in return. To assist in these investment level improvements, we’ve rounded up incentives, rebates, financing, and grant opportunities that can help reduce up-front costs, so you can enjoy even bigger savings into the future.
Financing solar can make it more accessible for many homeowners but adds additional costs and risks that affect return on investment and are important to weigh. Just as with contractors, you should research multiple options for financing and make an informed choice. Considerations include interest rates, fees, years of financing, and risks in the event of late payment or default.